M&S Bank proud sponsors of Chester Pride main stage
This year, Chester Pride will celebrate the fifth year of its popular Chester Pride festival, which will take place on Saturday 19 August at Castle Square. The festival is a celebration of equality and diversity, and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender+ community.
The 2016 event was well received despite poor weather, launching with a colourful walking parade through the city centre. As well as a parade, the festival included three stages of entertainment; a large health, life and wellbeing zone with over 60 stalls from public sector organisations, charities, voluntary and social groups; a children’s zone featuring interactive activities; a marketplace and much more.
Chester Pride are delighted to welcome back M&S Bank as the Chester Pride 2017 main stage sponsors.
Sue Fox, CEO of M&S Bank, said “We’re incredibly proud to sponsoring Chester Pride again this year, it’s a fantastic event which enables us all to come together to celebrate and support the city’s LGBT community. M&S Bank has been based in Chester for over 30 years and our success is dependent on us valuing our employees because of, not in spite of, their differences. Events like Chester Pride help to bring our community together to achieve this goal so we’re really excited to be a part of it.”
Helen Pickin-Jones, Chair of Chester Pride, said ‘People may not realise that Chester Pride is organised by volunteers and is not an event guaranteed to take place each year. We rely on the goodwill and sponsorship of local organisations and businesses to keep it a free event. M&S Bank have been one of our leading supporters helping the festival to grow and meet demand. We are delighted that they are joining us for our five year celebration’.
Chester Pride has a number of sponsorship opportunities available for organisations and business, and are also looking for volunteers to steward at the event and marketplace traders. Anyone who would like to register their interest and find out more email [email protected]. Further information can be found at www.chesterpride.co.uk or follow Chester Pride UK on facebook or via twitter @chesterpride