Kick It Out fundraising evening raises awareness for Education Programme
Kick It Out hosted a successful fundraising and awareness evening at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night to expand the organisation’s Education Programme to tackle prejudice and hate incidents in football.
Guests were treated to performances from Ballet Black and the David Idowu Choir, while those in attendance dug deep for a raffle, featuring hospitality prizes for Wimbledon 2016 and Chelsea’s FA Cup tie v Manchester City, amongst others.
Following a speech from Lord Herman Ouseley, Kick It Out Chair, guests were shown a short film explaining the importance of education in tackling prejudice and hate in football.
Lord Ouseley commented: “Our awareness-raising event firstly put the considerable problem of prejudice and hate crime in football on the agenda, and secondly, allowed the organisation to build further partnerships to tackle the issue.
“The funds generated will help drive forward Kick It Out’s Education Programme and intensify efforts to promote education, personal development and community cohesion to current and future generations.
“Our thanks go to Chelsea FC for their co-operation in the build-up to the event and for being fantastic hosts, while we’d also like to show our gratitude to the evening’s sponsors, the Premier League.”
Here are the highlights from the evening:
Photograph courtesy of Royal Photographic Society