Committee & Trustees
MEET THE 2021 PRIDE COMMITTEE & TRUSTEES
I am excited to be appointed as a Trustee for Swindon and Wiltshire Pride I am a detail oriented person and this will help me support the committee in their roles, and help ensure that everything is compliant for the Charity Commission.
I'm passionate about the mission of Swindon and Wiltshire Pride and, as a bisexual transman, I'm grateful for all the hard work of everyone who has been involved in Pride over the years, and I hope that I can make a useful contribution over the coming years!
I was born in Swindon, came out at 16, been going to Pride since it started in 2008 and think it’s amazing how it’s grown over the years. I was civil partnered in 2007 to Sandy and we switched to Marriage-in 2015 when government legislation allowed us to.
I’m Embedded as a expert in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in both the workplace and the community & i’m a member of Swindon Diversity & Inclusion Network & help out as a volunteer youth leader at OOTC.
Being chair of Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2020 makes me very proud. 2021 will be the 12th Event in Swindon & Wiltshire.
This achievement has been made possible by all the dedicated committee members (past and present), volunteers, the community, sponsors and so many more, that have avidly supported Swindon & Wiltshire Pride on this journey.
We as a team are committed to making sure Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2021 remains a free and inclusive event, for the
whole community. The influence of Pride to educate, embrace and create such a diverse community is incredible, and we need to support and encourage each other.
Stay Proud and have Pride,
help us make 2021 the best one yet.
I'm mad and funny , I have heaps of enthusiasm and passion around the LGBTQ+ community. This and many more qualities and attributes I hope to bring to organising another unforgettable Pride in Swindon.
See you at the event!!
Social Media Manager
I am so excited to have become part of the team! In the current climate, social media is connecting more people than ever before. I plan to spread knowledge and love, and create a safe space for all. Let's look forward to Swindon and Wiltshire Pride 2021!
I am grateful to be a part of this committee and as treasurer will be looking to stretch the budget as far as possible and help make Pride 2021 the biggest yet! Make no mistake I am not here just for the numbers, I am excited to get volunteering and fundraising (safely from a social distance)
I am the Entertainment Manager for Swindon & Wiltshire Pride, this will be my second year on the committee.
I am looking forward to the coming months of fundraising and planning for the BIG day. As a committee we certainly have lots of fun and all in aid of a great cause; Pride is an amazing celebration of equality, inclusion and diversity without any judgement.
Here's to Swindon and Wiltshire
I joined Swindon & Wiltshire Pride in November 2019 as the Administrator.
I have a passion for all things LGBTQ+ and wanted to give something back to the community. I have only been part of the committee a couple of months but I already feel like part of the family.
I look forward to seeing you all at Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2021!
Programme and Advertising Manager
This is my theird year on the Pride committee as Programme Manager. I am responsible for ensuring the programme is ready ahead of the event, and working with the other managers to collate their information for the programme. I'm also known as Lucy and help the fundraising team throughout the year to raise money towards the event.
Sponsorship & Merchandise
I'm extremely proud to have been selected for this position and to be part of the committee for a second year.
2019's event was so successful, and we managed to build some great relationships with business's across Swindon & Wiltshire.
This year I hope to develop and build on those relationships whilst also reaching out to others who would be welcomed on board.
With the support of these organisations who all have strong beliefs and solid foundations in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion, we hope to make 2021 even bigger.
I want to thank all the organisations who supported Pride 2019 and shared their support for the LGBTQ+ community of Swindon & Wiltshire. I am truly excited and can't wait to welcome you all back to Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2021
Community Engagment and Inclusion Manager
"I am the community engagement and Inclusion manager for Swindon & Wiltshire pride, I've been on the committee for 9 years and my previous role was Parade manager.
I 100% believe in events like these where we can educate, celebrate diversity and help people enjoy themselves without judgement.
The aim of my position is to bring more of the community together, engage with local groups and find ways of giving back to the community."
I have volunteered at Pride events many times before and am proud to further my commitment to the operations manager role.
S&W Pride is a great event with a great team and always allot of fun to work. I believe local Pride events have only become more important not only for our communities, but in raising awareness and support for the LGBT community internationally.
We had such positive feedback from Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2019 that I've decided to go again in 2020. With the help of a great supporting team, I look forward to making the stages at Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2021 another great success.
I've been part of the Pride team since day one, and I am always looking for new ways to help raise funds or develop our current events. I have been so lucky over the years to have a great team behind me, with Miss Bridy's Angels working together with me to raise valuable funds.
So onwards and upwards as Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2021 is on the horizon!
I am so excited to be part of the Pride team and can't wait to get stuck into all the artwork!
I wanted to get involved because I have attended Pride on a fair few occasions and just love the experience, the colours and the people!
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2021 is going to be the best one yet!