A Cumbrian anti-racist group has been nominated for a national award and is asking for people to vote for it.
Formed last year, Anti Racist Cumbria has been shortlisted in the Community Organisation (Race, Faith and Religion) category at The National Diversity Awards 2021.
The voluntary organisation wants to make Cumbria the UK’s first anti racist county. It is already working with 50 schools across the county, built a range of partnerships, youth projects, and grown thousands of social followers.
Janett Walker, Anti Racist Cumbria co-founder and chair, said: “We are delighted to have been nominated for this National Diversity Award.
“As a young organisation it means a lot to know that our work is already being recognised nationally.
“Tackling racism at both strategic and grassroots level in Cumbria takes a huge amount of dedication and work, and our volunteers give so much time and talent to make this happen.
“This nomination belongs to them and to all those who are supporting our work in Cumbria.”
The National Diversity Awards receives over 60,000 nominations and votes annually.
Founder and chief executive Paul Sesay said, “As we enter our 10th awards season, The National Diversity Awards prepare to welcome a host of outstanding role models and charities to our family. We look to those who represent progress, spirit and resilience, and I cannot wait to learn about the wonderful work being carried out this year”.
To vote for Anti Racist Cumbria, visit https://nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/nominate/34372/