Charity set up in memory of the murdered teenager is shortlisted in the 2019 Ethnicity Awards. Liverpool-born Bollywood star Amy Jackson and city councillor Anna Rothery also make the shortlist
Liverpool’s the Anthony Walker Foundation has been shortlisted for a major national award – 14 years after the then 18-year-old was killed in a racially-motivated murder in Huyton.
His death shocked the whole of Merseyside and the foundation was set up in his name by his family to promote racial harmony through education, sport and the arts. Anthony himself had ambitions to become a lawyer.
Now the organisation has been shortlisted in the 2019 Ethnicity Awards. Liverpool-born Bollywood star Amy Jackson and city councillor Anna Rothery also make the shortlist alongside Meghan Markle.
Backed by HSBC UK, the awards celebrate people in the public eye, charitable organisations and big brands for their commitment to improving the lives of ethnic minorities.
The work of the Anthony Walker Foundation in promoting cultural and racial diversity across Merseyside has been praised by awards organisers. Awards founder Sarah Garret said: “The 2019 Ethnicity Awards works to promote the achievements of ethnic minorities and strives to improve lack of representation.
“In the current social climate it’s imperative to advocate and celebrate the positive impact of ethnic minorities in the UK. I am delighted that the Anthony Walker Foundation has made the shortlist. It is a vitally important charity which remembers Anthony’s name through brilliant work in communities on Merseyside and beyond.”