NCVO: Charities must help bridge divisions in society
- Friday, 24 June 2016 10:20
Charities have a crucial role to play in healing the divisions that the referendum has exposed, said Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Commenting on the referendum result, Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said:
The referendum has thrown into sharper contrast than ever previously a division in the United Kingdom. Questions of social mobility will rightly now come to the fore again. And we can hope that the racial tensions stoked so crudely and cruelly during the campaigning do not linger, but the risk of this is clear. Charities must now play their role in healing these divisions. They can and must help people in the communities they work with to understand, respect and cherish each other.
Full statement: blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2016/06/24/the-eu-referendum-result