Charlton Athletic enjoyed a successful Saturday both on and off the pitch as victory over Portsmouth also marked the 25th anniversary of the club’s ‘Red, White and Black Day’.
The annual event showcases the long-running celebration of the Addicks’ commitment to diversity and is operated by the Charlton Athletic Race and Equality Partnership (CARE) – a unique multi-agency initiative run by the club and Greenwich Council.
Ahead of the 2-1 victory over Pompey, around 100 members of organisations, teams and fan groups connected to the club paraded around The Valley pitch under the slogan ‘All Different, All Special, All Together’.
Leading the procession were club legends Carl Leaburn and Paul Mortimer who were joined by the Mayor of Greenwich and Cllr Christine May.
Speaking on the event, Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Michael Seeraj said: “This year we were delighted to bring together a wide range of different groups we work with, alongside Carl, Paul and the Mayor of Greenwich.
“The response from all the groups has been incredible, and a great example of how diversity and inclusion can deliver such positive outcomes for the local community.”