Cumbria Pride comes to town

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are helping celebrate equality and diversity in Cumbria at this weekend’s Cumbria Pride event.  The event will take place on Saturday 17th September at 12.30 in Carlisle City Centre. The annual event is held to promote equality, diversity and to be a strong voice and protect the future of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community of Cumbria.

Kate North workforce futures manager at CPFT said “I believe passionately that equality, diversity and inclusion is about how we treat each other as individuals with dignity and respect. This feeds directly in to the trust values of ambition, spirit, fairness and kindness. Accepting everyone as equals and celebrating difference.”

The streets of Carlisle will be a riot of colour as thousands of people get into carnival mood for the city’s annual Pride festival. A colourful celebration of Pride in Cumbria will feature Whigfield who will be headlining the event along with a packed stage of entertainment from a variety of singers, dancers, musicians and a choir. A free bus from South Cumbria will be available to get to the event, donations are welcome. Text Lee on 07833447604 or email klwicks@hotmail.com to book a place.

This year the NHS Trusts in Cumbria will be taking a collaborative approach in supporting Cumbria Pride. North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust,  North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, Cumbria Health on Call Ltd and CPFT will be attending the event as #NHSinCumbria where they will be handing out leaflets, providing information about what each organisation does,  answering questions, along with many other stall holders.

The event is sponsored by a mixture of local businesses from the private and public sector such as Nandos, CN group, Sainsburys and others. Past events have proved popular and attracted visitors of all ages.