QPR in the Community Trust partnered up with Hammersmith and Fulham Council this week to raise awareness of hate crime in the local area, by providing pop up sessions at White City place which is situated only minutes away from the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Hate crimes are any crimes targeted at a person or property because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:
- Race, colour, ethnicity, nationality
- Religion, faith, belief
- Sexual orientation
- Gender Identity
Hate crime can include many forms such as:
- Criminal Damage
- Offensive leaflets and posters
- Threatening behaviour
QPR in the Community Trust’s Inclusive Project Officer, Nathan Horder spoke to www.qpr.co.uk about the project, commenting: “We have been at White City place today working with Hammersmith and Fulham Council with the aim of using the power of football to raise awareness of Hate crimes and provide support for people in the local area who have experienced it before.”
In addition to this Kal Awees from Hammersmith and Fulham’s Council’s anti hate crime section, explained “We are working with QPR to raise awareness of hate crime, especially with it being national hate crime week. We have been engaging with the local area and making them aware of what a hate crime is and who to report it to. White City is such a diverse area and raising awareness here is so important."