Daniel Zeichner MP and students at Cambridge Regional College saw red as they donned crimson colours to raise money for an anti-racism education charity.
Show Racism the Red Card held its annual Wear Red Day on Friday 18 October. The charity has been delivering anti-racism education for over twenty years and uses the power of football to spread its vital message.
Sadly their work is more needed than ever. Last year there was a 134 per cent increase in reported racially or religiously aggravated crimes in Cambridgeshire.
Each student will donate at least £1 to don scarlet socks, ruby robes or crimson cardies.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Red’s my colour, I love football and hate racism so I had to give my support. Sadly we are seeing a rise in racist abuse whether it’s the chants in Bulgaria or some of the terrible stories I’ve heard at my constituency surgery of European citizens living in the city being told to “go home”. Well done to everyone taking part in this important day. Let’s kick racism out of society for good.”