The Chelsea Foundation was honoured at this year’s #No2H8 Crime Awards for their work supporting the club’s ‘Say No To Antisemitism’ campaign.
The national award scheme honours individuals and organisations who stand against hatred, prejudice and intolerance with nominees going through a public nomination process and through two national judging panels.
The Awards were established in 2016 and founded by Fiyaz Mughal OBE, an anti-hate crime activist, with the hope of recognising those who tackle hatred, intolerance and prejudice.
Our ‘Say No To Antisemitism’ campaign was nominated multiple times which led to the Foundation being awarded the Business Upstander Award.
Speeches were given in the evening from many partners of the awards. Chief Rabbi Mirvis also gave a poignant and insightful speech on hate crime within our current society and urged people to think before they type.
Founder Fiyaz said: ‘The world is changing, but we must never allow those who seek to divide and hate to spread their poison into communities.
‘The Awards celebrate those men, women and children who in their guts and their souls know that hate is a poison that needs to be challenged, and they do so voluntarily and with a moral desire for good.’
Our ‘Say No To Antisemitism’ campaign was launched in 2018, with the long-term initiative forming part of our on-going inclusion work, through the Chelsea Foundation’s Building Bridges campaign. The initiative is supported by the club’s owner Roman Abramovich.