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  • MP AND POLICE CHIEF PROUD TO SUPPORT FIRST DIVERSITY FESTIVAL IN CREDITON

    Mel Stride

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride was among the attendees at the first Crediton Diversity Festival organised by Crediton Courier Editor Alan Quick. The event took place at the Boniface Centre with various stalls from groups and organisations which can support people who have suffered from racism or hate crimes including local churches and faith groups, Crediton International Social and Cultural Organisation, Crediton Foodbank, Exeter Respect, Exeter Pride, Exeter Communities Together, X-Plore, Devon Communities Together, Healthwatch Devon, Welcoming Refugees in Crediton, Crediton Community Transport, The Lions Club of Crediton, Crediton Police, Crediton Age Concern The Road School, Local Heroes, Stop Hate UK, Devon Romanian Community, Mid and East Devon Migrant Worker (PCSO Melanie Spiller), DYS Space Ltd (Unaccompanied asylum seeking children) and many others. Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez also attended the event, with the force having helped to fund the event.

    Central Devon MP Mel Stride added:

    “No-one should be subjected to violence or live in fear because of their race, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender. Alan should be extremely proud that he delivered such a successful event today with the strong support from across the community sending a clear message that we are proud of our diversity and lashing out at people because they may be somehow different is utterly unacceptable. I hope today also demonstrated to anyone who feels victimised that there are both state and charitable organisations there to provide support.”

    Photo: Mel Stride MP visiting the first Crediton Diversity Festival, in discussion with John Musty from Crediton Age Concern.







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