An apprentice, a Paralympian and a show host will be putting aside their differences this October to show their solidarity against hate crime at a special event.

As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which is the 13th – 20th October, a special event is being held for local people to come together and share their experiences of hate crime.

Star speakers at the event include businesswoman and “The Apprentice” 2017 candidate Bushra Shaikh, Paralympic Gold Medallist Claire Cashmore MBE and radio broadcaster host Ray Khan.

Hosted by North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership at the Parkside Suite in Bromsgrove, the event will take place on 19th October between 10am and 1pm and is open for anyone to attend.

As well as sharing experiences, visitors to the event will also be encouraged to discuss ‘perceived difference’ that people can often be judged for and to share their thoughts around how these differences should be celebrated.

Nadia Rashid, Chair of the North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership, said: “This is a really positive event to bring together the communities in North Worcestershire to celebrate perceived difference and break down the barriers associated with them. It would be great to have as much community support as possible, to recognise such a positive event.”

For more information about the event, please contact the Community Safety team.