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Cambridge Regional College shows racism the red card

Cambridge Regional College students and staff turned the college red in support of Wear Red Day in the campaign to show racism the red card.

Students from across the college wore red, sold cakes, painted nails and collected donations in a day of activities designed to raise awareness and funds.

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner came to show his support for the campaign, and Cambridge United Community Trust pulled out all the stops to provide inclusive football activities for all students, including a penalty shoot-out and an inflatable pitch.

Uniformed Services students started the day by spelling out the letters CRC to show their support for the anti-racism initiative, while Foundation Learning and Care students spent the afternoon collecting donations from staff across the campus.

Beauty therapy students set up a stand offering mini manicures – with red nail polish – in return for donations, and the college’s patisserie apprenticeships team created beautifully-decorated chocolate and strawberry cakes for sale. CRC’s football scholars – who train with Cambridge United – also played a big part in helping with the football activities.

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner said: “I am thrilled to see the college supporting the ‘Show the Red Card to Racism’ day and to see so many staff and students involved. It is a reminder to treat people with respect.”

Marcus Doyle, CRC deputy principal, said it had been a great day. “Thank you to everyone in the college for making it such a great day. It really was fantastic to see so many staff and students supporting the campaign. I’d really like to thank Daniel Zeichner for coming along to support our Wear Red day and Cambridge United Community Trust for the excellent activities in the morning,” he said.

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