10 Years on – 1 August 2015

Published on: Thursday, 16-July-2015

An event commemorating the life of Anthony Walker and raising the profile of tackling hate crime is to be held on Saturday, 1 August in Huyton.

August 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Anthony Walker, who was the victim of a racially motivated murder.

The event, organised by St Gabriel’s Church, will start with a multi-faith service at the church, by invitation only, followed by a walk to McGoldrick Park, Huyton, where a free community picnic event will be held.

As well as focusing on tackling and preventing all forms of hate crime, the event, which starts at 12:45pm will include music, bands, a fairground and information stalls. 

Canon Malcolm Rogers of St Gabriel’s Church said: “A great deal has been achieved to tackle and prevent all forms of hate crime in Knowsley since the tragic death of Anthony Walker ten years ago, but we must continue this hard work to ensure we make the borough a safer place to live, work in and visit.

“I’m sure we’ll get a great turn out for this event which will confirm our community’s commitment to driving out racism and hate crime.”