Anti Racist Cumbria Nominated for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Anti Racist Cumbria have been nominated for the Community Organisation (Race, Faith and Religion) category at The National Diversity Awards 2021 and now they need your votes. The breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 4th February 2022. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, celebrating individuals and groups from grass roots communities. The prestigious black tie event recognises nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.

Formed in 2020 Anti Racist Cumbria’s vision is to create the UK’s first anti-racist county. The voluntary organisation have made waves across Cumbria and are already working with 50 schools across the county, built a range of strategic partnerships, youth projects, and grown thousands of social followers. Anti Racist Cumbria Co Founder and Chair Janett Walker 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.”

ITV News will be working in association with The National Diversity Awards to highlight role models and community organisations on regional and national news channels. Rachel Corp, Acting Editor, ITV News said;

“We are pleased that ITV News will once again be supporting the National Diversity Awards. ITV News remains committed to telling the stories of those, who through their work and dedication to helping others have made a difference; enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our society.”

The UK’s largest diversity awards has attracted a growing list of supporters including Adam Hills, Graham Norton and Katie Piper. Sir Lenny Henry CBE, last year’s winner of the Celebrity of the Year gong said;

“Diversity to me means involving everybody without any discrimination; its means having integrated groups in society, it means fairness and total inclusion and that’s what the National Diversity Awards are about. Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated, you’re all doing a fantastic job, rock on!”

The National Diversity Awards receives over 60,000 nominations and votes annually. Founder & CEO 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”.

Anti Racist Cumbria now need your votes, support them by voting and saying why they should win