Posted on / by British Kebab Awards / in News

British Kebab Awards 2020 will help Show Racism the Red Card

The UK’s leading anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card has been announced as charity partner for the British Kebab Awards 2020.

The prestigious awards event on Tuesday 3 March will feature a silent auction of select prizes including football memorabilia such as signed shirts from Chelsea FC, West Ham United FC, Norwich City FC and AFC Bournemouth. 

Proceeds from the auction will go towards Show Racism the Red Card to help fund anti-racism education for young people and adults across the UK. 

Ibrahim Dogus, founder of the British Kebab Awards said: 

“As Nelson Mandela once said ‘No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.’ The fight against racism, bigotry, and intolerance is vital in today’s world and that’s why we have chosen to support Show Racism the Red Card and the important work they do.”

The British Kebab Awards – sponsored by internet fast food delivery provider Just Eat – are an annual event to celebrate local kebab restaurants across the UK. 

The awards were founded in 2013 by Ibrahim Dogus, an entrepreneur, restaurateur and founder of the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS). Founder Ibrahim Dogus is a former waiter, owner of Troia restaurant in Waterloo, London, and the son of Kurdish refugees from Turkey who arrived in the UK in 1994. Dogus became a community activist in the early 2000s, and was shot while trying to combat drug crime in Hackney, where he lived. 

Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity. Founded in 1996, it uses the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The charity works with schools, football clubs, trade unions and companies to deliver unique anti-racism education to children, young people and adults. Each year Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 people across England, Wales and Scotland. 

Find out more about Show Racism the Red Card at: www.theredcard.org