Dozens turn out to raise awareness of disability hate crime in Kettering

Dozens supported the event to raise awareness of disability hate crime last night.
Dozens supported the event to raise awareness of disability hate crime last night.

Dozens of people were out in force in Kettering town centre last night (Thursday) to support and raise awareness of disability hate crime.

A drama group made up of members of the Learning Disability Partnership Board and Central England People First put together a performance on the issue called “It’s my Life”.

The performance told a story of a disabled person who was targeted because of his vulnerability, who was not only robbed but repeatedly targeted as a result of his disability.

Jared from Central England People First said: “This story was based on the experience of People First members.

“Disability hate crime is unacceptable and needs to be taken seriously.”

Anjona Roy and Kamal Paul from the Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council were also present.

They supported the event and said: “The message for today is very clear, don’t stand by.

“It’s so important that hate crime is reported.

“It’s only then that it can be dealt with.”

The group are also planning to hold racial hatred cohesion events next year, with a number of fundraisers.

To get involved, contact the Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council by emailing info@northamptonshirerec.org.uk.