‘Pride in Surrey’ (PrideinSurrey.org) are pleased to announce that on the 10/08/2019 Surrey will hold its 1st ever LGBT+ Pride event in Woking.
With so many amazing places in Surrey it was difficult for the team to pick out a host borough however it was evident from the off that Woking ticked many of the requirements. With good transport links, good accessibility and the local regeneration of Woking the team embarked on a journey to secure the location on the date confirmed.
“I have been inspired by various Pride events across the UK this year alongside charities such as Outline Surrey and Educate & Celebrate. 2019 will mark the 50th year of Stonewall but it will also mark the 1st year of an LGBT+ Pride event in Surrey and I am thrilled to be working with such a supportive council and the CEO of Outline Surrey to not only create an amazing event but also raise awareness of the available support to those within the community’. – Stephen Ireland (Chairman of Pride in Surrey)
Cllr Will Forster, Mayor of Woking, added: “We are delighted that Woking will host the inaugural Pride in Surrey parade on Saturday 10th August 2019. It is another example of Woking’s growing reputation for hosting colourful and inclusive annual events”.
“Pride in Surrey celebrates the inclusion and diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) culture and community within Surrey. With Stephen’s wealth of experience working on both UK and international Pride events, I have no doubt that he and the team will create a parade second to none that will bring together all communities within Surrey and beyond.”
The ‘Pride in Surrey’ team are extremely excited to have now confirmed the date and will be sharing the finer details in the coming months. The date for everyone’s diaries is 10/08/2019 and we’ll stress it’s a FREE event welcoming absolutely everyone.
For the latest updates @PrideinSurrey on all social media channels.
Main event: Woking Park, Woking
Event will include Surrey’s 1st LGBT+ Pride Parade & Event
Finer details will be confirmed very soon, up to date updates on social media @PrideinSurrey
We cannot do it without the support from the community and businesses so anyone wishing to get involved can do so by visiting PrideinSurrey.org
Pride in Surrey: “Celebrate, Educate & Connect!”