Volunteers, sponsors and entertainers needed for Pride in Ely 2018

PUBLISHED: 10:35 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 02 July 2018

Volunteers, sponsors, entertainers, stall-holders and prizes are needed ahead of the first ever Pride in Ely event. PHOTO: Claire Giannandrea.

Volunteers, sponsors, entertainers, stall-holders and prizes are needed ahead of the first ever Pride in Ely event. PHOTO: Claire Giannandrea.

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Volunteers, sponsors, entertainers, stall-holders and prizes are needed ahead of the first ever Pride in Ely event.

Volunteers, sponsors, entertainers, stall-holders and prizes are needed ahead of the first ever Pride in Ely event. PHOTO: Claire Giannandrea.Volunteers, sponsors, entertainers, stall-holders and prizes are needed ahead of the first ever Pride in Ely event. PHOTO: Claire Giannandrea.

With “overwhelming interest and support”, planning is well underway for its debut on August 11.

The day event at Jubilee Gardens and the after party at Riverside Bar and Kitchen (RBK) are both free to attend.

Organiser Claire Giannandrea said: “This is a fully inclusive community event; we hope that everyone will want to be involved in our celebration of Pride – not just for LGBT+ but for the pride of everyone in Ely.

“Pride is a celebration of the cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and related identities.

Volunteers, sponsors, entertainers, stall-holders and prizes are needed ahead of the first ever Pride in Ely event. PHOTO: Claire Giannandrea.Volunteers, sponsors, entertainers, stall-holders and prizes are needed ahead of the first ever Pride in Ely event. PHOTO: Claire Giannandrea.

“At a time where we have experienced increasing levels of reported hate crimes we expect that the first Pride in Ely will help raise the profile of LGBT+ people and also act to demonstrate support from our community.”

The next Pride in Ely fundraiser events are on June 29 and July 27 at Riverside Bar & Kitchen from 7.30pm.

Email hello@prideinely.co.uk if you’d like to help or for more information.

Keep up to date with Pride in Ely events at www.prideinely.co.uk or search Pride Ely on Twitter and Facebook.

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