Hate Crime Awareness
Salford Red Devils Foundation were proud to support ‘Hate Crime Awareness Week’ and launched their community initiative Salford Red Devils home game against London Broncos.
SRDF received a small pot of funding through Salford CVS and GMP to deliver a community initiative designed to help the community develop a better understanding of what hate crime is and how to go about reporting it. Using sport as the vessel to bring communities together local activity sessions were ran where people from all walks of life were welcome to experience exciting and engaging activities, whilst helping to promote a zero-tolerance attitude towards hate crime and extremism.
Salford Red Devils Foundation Manager, Neil Blackburn, said: “Hate crime awareness week is something that we are proud to support, and we feel it is crucial that both the Salford Red Devils Foundation and Club to get behind this campaign.
“Outside the AJ Bell Stadium, against London, we had a mini festival to help us launch our programme and promote hate crime awareness week.
“Salford Red Devils Foundation have delivered well received community sessions to spread the message of ‘spread love not hate’.and The Salford Red Devils first team players have been an integral part of this campaign endorsing the messages.”
The culmination of the short programme of activity has seen the creation of a powerful video that will be used as a resource to further spread the #WeStandTogether across the wider community.
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted because of hostility or prejudice in relation to the following protected characteristics:
• Race or ethnicity
• Religion or belief
• Sexual orientation
• Transgender identity
• Alternative sub-culture hate crime
You can report hate crimes by:
• Calling the police on 101
• Via the True Vision website – report-it.org.uk
• Through a hate crime reporting centre – letsendhatecrime.com
Hate crime has no place in Salford. Everyone has the right to feel safe valued and we all have a responsibility to stand against hatred and discrimination against all protected characteristics.
Salford Red Devils Foundation is proud to support this campaign and we’d like to ask you to back this campaign via social media using #WeStandTogether.