CWU launches sale of anti-racism football shirt to fundraise

After a hugely successful launch, the CWU has today put the CWU Against Racism football shirts on sale, with all profits received by the union being split 50/ 50 between anti-racism charities and FareShare, the UK-wide organisation which gets food to millions of vulnerable adults and children.

The shirt, which was produced in coordination with Show Racism the Red Card and manufactured by small business SWAZ Teamwear, will be available in both child and adult sizes. Purchases can be made via the link below:

Commenting on this news, CWU General Secretary Dave Ward, said: “We are delighted the shirts were so popular that we have been able to make them available for purchase. This is a unique way in which people can show their support for our anti-racism work whilst also supporting charities in this area and the fantastic work FareShare do – particularly at this crucial time. I would urge people across our movement and beyond to buy the shirt and wear it with pride.”

Show Racism the Red Card CEO, Ged Grebby, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the CWU on this project and we appreciate their support both now and over a number of years. Any funds we receive will be put towards the education of young people.”

Andy Notman of SWAZ Teamwear said “This is such a fantastic cause to be involved in – the number of people’s lives this will have a direct and positive effect on is amazing. For Swaz, a local business that is trying to grow to be chosen to be part of the project is something we are very proud of – it really is an honour for us.”

James Persad, Head of Marketing at FareShare, said: “Since lockdown measures came into place, demand for FareShare’s services has soared and we are now providing more than 3 million meals a week to thousands of frontline charities and community groups across the UK. The need for our services has never been greater.

“We are grateful to the Communication Workers Union for their valuable support during this critical time. Every shirt sold will help FareShare distribute enough food to create up to ten meals for people facing hardship through the crisis.”





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The Communication Workers Union is the biggest union for the communications industry in the UK with almost 200,000 members.

Formed in January 1995 when the Union of Communication Workers joined forces with the National Communications Union, we represent members in postal, telecom, mobile, administrative and financial companies including Royal Mail Group, UK Mail and BT, Telefonica O2, Virgin Media, EE and Santander, as well as outsourcing company Capita. Our members’ expertise includes engineering, computing, clerical, mechanical, driving, retail, financial, call centre and manual skills.


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FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, with 25 warehouses across the country. It takes food from the food industry that can’t be sold in shops, either because of packaging errors, a short shelf life or overproduction. That food, which is the same as the food you’d eat at home, is then redistributed through a network of 11,000 frontline organisations, across the UK such as homeless hostels, school breakfast clubs, domestic violence refuges, older people’s lunch clubs, food banks and hospices. FareShare provides enough food to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people every week.

Bryan Robson, former Manchester United and England Captain, wearing the CWU Against Racism Shirt: