Borough to celebrate diversity and equality
HALTON Against Hate, which celebrates diversity in the borough, will return later this month.
Stemming from an idea by Halton Youth Cabinet, the event is now in its second year.
It will be held on Thursday, October 26, from 11am to 3pm.
The event seeks to celebrate equality as well as draw attention to hate crime and reporting it.
It will take place at Green Oaks Shopping Centre in Widnes and include music, dance and performance alongside a range of speakers drawing attention to the issues of the day.
There will also be stalls from a wide variety of organisations including Hope Not Hate, Cheshire police, Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service, GLOW LGBT+ Youth group, Halton Speak Out, Unison and many more.
The event has been supported by Halton Borough Council and Unison and a wide range of groups across Halton and beyond, have contributed to the planning and delivery of the day.
Halton Borough Council’s executive board member for children, young people and families, Cllr Tom McInerney, said: “It would be brilliant if you could find some time on the day to pop down to Green Oaks help send a message that there’s no home for hate ● in Halton. It is commendable that young people want to organise such an event.
It was a great success last year, let’s encourage the whole community to support it.”
Halton’s Member Of Youth Parliament (MYP) Ewan Jago said: “Halton Against Hate is a cam- paign that has full support from myself as MYP as I believe it is vital to raise awareness about hate crimes and social cohesion. It comes in an age where the youth has access to many of forms of social media in particular, hate should never be accepted anywhere and is certainly not condoned by anybody within Halton Youth Cabinet or the UKYP.”
Young Addaction organises UK Youth Par- liament in the borough on behalf of Halton’s Children’s Trust and Halton Borough Council as part of an ongoing commitment to improve opportunities for all children and young people living in Runcorn and Widnes.
For more information about Young Addaction Halton and the UK Youth Parliament in the borough contact Phil McClure at phil.mcclure@addaction. org.uk or call 01928 240 406.
Halton Against Hate is in its second year and takes place on October 26