On Friday 18th October people all across the country are going to be wearing red to stand up against racism and discrimination. It’s organised by the excellent charity Show Racism the Red Card which provides anti-racism education and raises awareness about racism and discrimination. In recent years we’ve seen a really worrying rise in hate crime and so I encourage all Usdaw members to get behind this initiative and support the work of the charity. On Friday I hope you will be able to do two things: firstly, wear at least one item of red clothing to help raise awareness, and secondly, if you’d like to donate then you can donate £1 by texting the wordRED to 70470and you’ll be supporting the fantastic work of the charity. Let’s all join together and Show Racism the Red Card.