Crawley Campaign Against Racism holds social evening

Members of the Crawley Campaign Against Racism held their annual social event on Saturday evening (October 26).

The Bewbush Centre was teaming with visitors and alive with music as the campaign marked its 37th year.

The CCAR was formed in 1976 thanks to the efforts of 16-year-old Danny Martin.

Although he was undergoing treatment for cancer, Danny found the strength within him to stand up against the nationalism of groups such as the National Front.

He wrote a letter to the Crawley Observer calling on people to make a stand for what he knew to be right.

Danny died months after the CCAR was born, though his mother Barbara is still active in the group.

Looking at the communities represented at Saturday’s meeting, it is clear that, although Danny may no longer be with us, his legacy lives on.