The TUC is calling on trade unions and trade unionists to help protect the legacy of Stephen Lawrence by giving generously to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust fund raising appeal to ensure that the vital work of the Trust continues and that Stephen's legacy lives on.
The TUC have consistently supported the Stephen Lawrence campaign and Stephens legacy through the fight to tackle institutional racism in the workplace, and in wider society.
The struggle to bring to justice the killers of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered 18 years ago has left an enduring legacy legally and awareness in the wider community about the evils of racism and racial justice in the UK.
A vital part of that legacy is the work of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust which was set up to be a lasting legacy for Stephen who had dreams of becoming an architect. Through the work of The Stephen Lawrence Centre the Trust supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds enter the professional world by offering mentoring and bursaries. The centre also runs employment and education programmers and is soon to provide space for young entrepreneurs trying to set up new businesses.
The work of the Trust is threatened by the lack of funds for voluntary organisations that has resulted from public spending cuts and the recession. Now more than ever, the Stephen Lawrence Trust that does support young people and to combat social injustice, by promoting equality of opportunity must not be allowed to fail for lack of funding.
The Stephen Lawrence Trust needs your help now more than ever to support youths from minority backgrounds.
Please donate online by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/TUCslct or by text message.
Text TUCS99 followed by the £ symbol, then the amount to 70070.
They receive a text message receipt, and the chance to add Gift Aid (by filling in a web form or by text message). JustTextGiving is free for you the sponsor and the charity you're supporting.
Please download this model motion letter to help promate this appeal.
Briefing document (400 words) issued 27 Apr 2012
This page http://www.tuc.org.uk/equality/tuc-20962-f0.cfm
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