New General Secretary Tim Roache has pledged financial support from the union to help further develop Show Racism the Red Card’s education work
"GMB is always at the forefront fighting racism and xenophobia and sadly we have seen a sharp rise in incidents since Brexit. It is more timely than ever therefore and I am so proud that GMB are sponsors of Show Racism the Red Card, who have educated so many people about how destructive racism is."
Tim Roache, General Secretary, GMB
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) and new GMB General Secretary Tim Roache are delighted to announce a new sponsorship agreement which will support the ongoing delivery of anti-racism education throughout England.
The union, who have long stood up against prejudice in all its forms, have pledged funding to support a wide range of educational work and campaign activities by agreeing Platinum Sponsorship for the coming year.
Speaking about the announcement, new General Secretary Tim Roache said "GMB is always at the forefront fighting racism and xenophobia and sadly we have seen a sharp rise in incidents since Brexit.”
“It is more timely than ever therefore and I am so proud that GMB are sponsors of Show Racism the Red Card, who have educated so many people about how destructive racism is."
The show of support from GMB represents exactly the kind of solidarity called for by SRtRC in the wake of the reported rise in hate crime experienced throughout the UK following the decision to leave the EU.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of SRtRC explained why GMB’s commitment was so important saying “At a time when the charitable sector is facing unprecedented cuts and which coincides with reports of a rise in racism and prejudice during uncertain times for the UK and its residents, we are incredibly grateful for the support from Tim and the members of the GMB.”
“The funding will go towards the directly delivery of anti-racism education in schools, further education establishments and workplaces which has been designed to deconstruct some of the myths and misinformation which have contributed towards the expression of ideas and attitudes witnessed in the run up to, and following the EU referendum.”
Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities and the ways in which you can help fund SRtRC’s anti-racism education work.