Our Community Champions will be helping out at Pride events around the UK once again this summer. We’re also proud to be the main sponsor for Sparkle Weekend, the world’s biggest trans festival which took place in Manchester this weekend.
Liz Cotterill is Community Champion at our Warrington store and Asda’s Pride Ambassador for Manchester Pride next month. She organised a team of 50 colleagues from Manchester and Liverpool to help get everything set up for Sparkle Weekend and lend a hand over the weekend.
“The Sparkle team were so pleased!” said Liz. "We stayed all day on the Friday setting up tables, chairs, marquees and building the main stage. We even put together the Green Room mirrors for the for the acts.
“We’re proud to be able to be apart of this amazing experience and support our community.”
And in Bristol Community Champions Susan Grant from our Longwell store and Brenda Wright from our Bedminster store were helping out at the Bristol Pride event.
“It was an amazing day!” said Susan. “The festival started at Castle Park where everyone gathered to do the procession walk to Millennium Square where all the fun began. Me and Brenda had offered our help to do a bucket collection at the gates and hand out wrist bands. There was so many people at the festival and fantastic outrageous outfits. The entertainment was also great with fantastic singers dressed in drag. It was great that we had the opportunity to attend the event and lend a helping hand. Well done to all the event organisers.”
Here’s where else we’ll be over the summer:
Leeds Pride – Sunday 7th August
Cardiff Pride – Saturday 13th August
Glasgow Pride – Saturday 20th August
Manchester Pride – Friday 26th August
Reading Pride – Saturday 3rd September
Asda is also Trans Workplace of the Year 2016 and in Stonewall’s Top 100 employers.