THERE’S no place for hate crime in Bolton, that’s the message from the British Red Cross which is staging an event to promote and celebrate community cohesion.

Events have been taking place all week in Bolton urging people not to be a bystander to hatred and prejudice to mark Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week.

And on Monday, everyone is invited to the Hate Crime Awareness and Community Cohesion at the Victoria Hall.

The event is designed to be a celebration and information day, organised by the British Red Cross Refugee Support, which has a base in the town centre venue.

Visitors will find out how to report a hate crime in a session by Bolton Community Safety Services, information about the different services in Bolton.

There will also be food from different countries, including Sudan, Iran, Ethiopia and Eritrea, as well as dance from Sudan, Bollywood dancing, face and henna painting — and say organisers visitors can expect fun and more fun during the event.

there will also be music and poetry in different languages.

Prossy Kakooza, outreach worker for the Greater Manchester Refugee Support Partnership, said: “The event is taking place during half-term so it will be family friendly.

“We will have information about the many different organisations and the work the Red Cross does in communities.

“We will have representatives from the police and people can find how to report hate crimes. But the event is also about community cohesion and people can come in for a cup of tea or some food and enjoy the events we have on as well.

“We held a similar event in Leigh and it was very successful and this is about people just coming and joining in together.”

The event takes place on Monday from 10.30am to 3.30pm and people can come and stay for as long as they like.