A DENBIGHSHIRE politicians has joined forces with those standing up to racism.

Following the scenes of racist chanting at the Bulgaria vs England football match in Sofia earlier this week, Vale of Clwyd AM Ann Jones is encouraging residents to join the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.

Mrs Jones donned red on Friday, October 18 for the campaigns fifth annual Wear Red Day. The campaign draws attention to the increase in hate crime, which national media reported this week has seen a rise of 10 percent in England and Wales and a record number of incidents in 2018-19.

Ann Jones said “Show Racism the Red Card do great work delivering anti-racism training, across Wales and in the Vale of Clwyd. I am proud to show my support and would encourage others to do so.”

“It is incredibly disappointing to read about the rise in hate crime. We must all do all we can to challenge racism wherever we see it and that is why campaigns like this are so important.”

Wear Red Day is also a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses and individuals to wear red and donate £1 to help facilitate the delivery of anti-racism education for young people and adults. For more information, visit theredcard.org/wear-red-day.