Updated: Aug 16, 2020
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride are today announcing that they are going ahead with a full weekend of celebrations and activities that everyone can get involved with, no matter where they are. The weekend will take place from Friday 7th August to Sunday 9th August 2020, which coincides with the original Pride date of Saturday 8th August 2020.
This year they are taking things online and encouraging people to celebrate Pride in their own way with a Pride Garden Party.
Jo Sharpe, Chair, said, “The last 5 months have been extremely challenging for everyone, we have been trying to give back to the community in a way that was fun, interactive and easily accessible. Our online events have been really successful, these helped make it possible for us to do something special for our original planned Pride date of August 8th.”
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride, like many charities, have been financially hit by COVID-19. Being unable to fundraise has been challenging. That's why they’ll be raising money for Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2021 between the 7th and 8th of August, and can now take donations via text message, as well as through the website and PayPal.
“We are so lucky to have the support of local bands and artists over the last few months, so are happy that The Bimbos will be joining us on the Friday night. We also have our own performers The Fabulous Miss Bridy & The 2 Notes, as well as Miss Lucy Luscious Lips appearing on the Sunday.“
“We are encouraging people to host a Pride garden party on the Saturday, whilst we provide a live performance from the amazing vocalist Camilla Lewington from our Facebook page! There will also be a performance from our Great Auntie Agnus, and a video on our Facebook in celebration of Pride, as well as a few little surprises. You will be able to find out the complete weekend schedule on our website.”
“We wanted to say a big thank you to all of those who have been supporting us and Swindon Food Collective over the last few months, in helping us raise money and donations for Swindon Food Collective. We wanted to especially thank the musicians, performers, and our committee for all their time, efforts and support. We also wanted to thank our main sponsor Nationwide Building Society for committing to sponsoring us through to 2021. We hope you can raise a glass on Saturday 8th August, and join us for our online Pride celebrations!”
For more information visit: www.swindonwiltshirepride.co.uk/pride-weekend-2020