Our ‘Say No To Antisemitism’ campaign was honoured in Paris on Monday, receiving the ‘Gold’ award from The International League against Racism and Antisemitism.
The campaign, which is supported by the club’s owner Roman Abramovich, aims to raise awareness of and educate our players, staff, fans and the wider community about antisemitism and its impact. Chelsea launched the campaign in January 2018 – four days after Holocaust Memorial Day – when Bournemouth visited Stamford Bridge.
Since then various activities have taken place including Holocaust survivor Harry Spiro meeting the men’s first team and fans and staff visiting former concentration camp Auschwitz, while the Foundation continues to educate the next generation via workshops on the subject in local schools.
Recently we produced a hard-hitting video with the support of players from both the men’s and women’s teams to raise awareness for Holocaust Memorial Day.
Later this year, our men’s squad will travel to the United States to play a friendly match against New England Revolution, with Roman Abramovich and Revolution owner Robert Kraft contributing $1 million each to the campaign.