The invitation to wear red feels like one too good to turn down for an Aberdeen workforce, so I’m expecting a sea of colour next week when we lend our support to a national initiative.
On Friday, 4 October, the Council will be joining organisations up and down the country by taking part in Wear Red Day as part of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.
You can find out more by clicking here, with opportunities to get involved and to donate to the charity’s work.
The overriding message is that racism and discrimination have no place in society – something we can all play our part in amplifying.
As a Council we’re proud of our commitment to diversity and equality, so the opportunity to add our voice to the work being done nationally is an important one.
I’d encourage everyone to show their support and wear red next week. With the Dons at home to Hibs the following day, it may even bring a bit of luck ahead of that Pittodrie encounter!