University netball club supports race equality charity
LCNC (Langwith College Netball Club) recently joined forces with several other College Sports Clubs at the University of York: Constantine Netball, Constantine Football, Goodricke Football, Goodricke Netball, Hes East Rugby and Langwith Football to raise money and raise awareness for BAME charities in York.
They set a challenge to each club to collectively walk, run or cycle 846km, and were sponsored by friends and supporters to do so.
Georgia Holroyd of LCNC said “As a club, we will always promote diversity and inclusivity, and with that, comes the responsibility to take a stand against the racism that the black community faces every day. We’ve used our social media platform to share important resources such as petitions to signs, films to watch, and books to read. We will be continuing to provide educational resources on our social media platform for the rest of the year in order to keep the conversation going.
We’re really proud of how we have all come together to help raise money for such an important cause.”
Jane Greenwood, Operations Co-ordinator at YREN (York Racial Equality Network) said “We are delighted to have been the recipients of the fundraising carried out by the University of York sports clubs, and we thank them for their efforts in highlighting the impact of racism in sport and in people’s daily lives.
If anyone in York is in need of advice or support about race hate crime or discrimination then please get in touch on 01904 642600 or via our website http://www.yren.co.uk.”
The Justgiving page set up by LCNC raised £625 which after fees resulted in £593.75 being donated to YREN.