Swindon & Wiltshire Pride celebrates Pride Weekend

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!”

Schedule

Friday

at 8pm

Friday night bands - The Bimbos - Live on Facebook

Saturday

All day

PRIDE Garden Party - Host your own Pride garden Party

BBC Radio Wiltshire - Celebrating Pride in Wiltshire

 

9am

Celebrating Swindon & Wiltshire Pride video (Online)

 

Ride for Pride - The Swindon & Wiltshire committee will go on a bike ride to help raise money for pride

 

7pm

Great auntie Agnus - Live on Facebook

 

8pm

Vocalist Camilla Lewington - Live on Facebook

Sunday

6pm-The Fabulous Miss Bridy & the 2 Notes with Special guest Miss Lucy Luscious Lips - Live on Facebook

 

Donate to Swindon & Wiltshire Pride

By text -To donate £5, text SWPRIDE to 70970

Or online - Donate now

 

Small print

Text donations-Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org

Pride Garden Party

Although our LGBTQ+ Festival can't go ahead this year we still think it's important for us all to celebrate Pride in a safe way.

 

That's why we are encouraging you all to hold a Pride Garden Party at home. Hanging up your Pride flags, decorating with bunting and celebrating Pride from the safety of your own home with the people you love.

How you can raise money for Pride with your garden party.

You can be as creative as you want, you might ask those  who attend your garden party to donate the cost of a drink,  or you might want to take part in a ice bucket challenge where the money raised go to Swindon & Wiltshire Pride, the list is endless.

 

You can make your donations via PayPal

Please ensure you follow the government guidelines regarding social bubbles and socially distancing and please send us your photos of how you are celebrating to community@swindonwiltshirepride.co.uk 

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