‘DONCASTER 4 ALL’ – POSITIVELY CHALLENGING UKIPs SEPTEMBER CONFERENCE! A number of local people have come together to organise a multicultural festival in Doncaster. The event is to take place on Saturday 27 September at Doncaster Town Fields and will …

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‘DONCASTER 4 ALL’ – POSITIVELY CHALLENGING UKIPs SEPTEMBER CONFERENCE!

A number of local people have come together to organise a multicultural festival in Doncaster. The event is to take place on Saturday 27 September at Doncaster Town Fields and will coincide with the UKIP conference taking place at Doncaster Racecourse.

John Westmoreland, spokesperson of the newly formed group ‘Doncaster 4 All’ (DN 4 All), stated:

“The event aims to celebrate the positive aspects that cultural and ethnic diversity have brought to Doncaster, as a direct contrast to the UKIP message of intolerance, and will include stalls, music, and a host of family friendly entertainment.

The festival will also have a strong positive message, and that is Doncaster people benefit from living in a town where we all stand together and reject divisive policies which attempt to put one group against another. In these times of government induced austerity it is easy for the political elite from all parties to scapegoat one group against another. This is exactly what UKIP policies are doing and we reject this, in contrast we are organising this event to bring all groups together in a day of celebration.

We are well aware that the outside world and national media will be looking on Doncaster during the weekend of 26th/27th September. We want to show that whilst UKIP policies and controversial statements encourage division in society, Doncaster people believe the exact opposite, we all benefit from a united community in which all are valued. Our festival message is one of support for ethnic universality, those with disabilities, sexual preference and our belief in strong public services; Doncaster has a well proven record of fighting injustice and battling against what it believes to be wrong.”

We are looking to gain support from a number of community based groups and raise funds from a number of sources. Already the train driver’s union, ASLEF, has given the event support and has written to other trade unions to show support for the event. National group ‘Hope not Hate’ has also given the event full support.

To get involved, contact:

  • John Westmoreland: 07795 380595
  • Kevin Pass: 07905 232198
  • Christine Hardacre: 07712 725119
  • Mick Wattam: 07587 697028

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