Thank you for showing your pride

This pride month (June) we were thrilled to receive support from a number of organisations and individuals. As Liverpool City Region’s pride charity and organisers of Pride in Liverpool, we rely on the generosity of donations to help us keep the event free to attend in addition to other LGBT+ support and happenings throughout the year. 


Acorn Insurance

The team at Acorn Insurance held a staff fundraiser during LGBT+ History Month in February to support the work that we do here at LCR Pride Foundation. Through this they were able to donate £175 which will help us deliver Pride in Liverpool this July. 


Amazon Knowsley

Following the launch of their first fulfilment centre in Merseyside, Amazon have offered to support this year’s March with Pride by having staff volunteer to help our volunteers and team on the day. In addition, they have also donated £2,000 to help go towards the running costs of our flagship event. 


Avenue HQ

Our friends and supporters at Avenue HQ, Mann Island and St Pauls Square with Barclays Eagle Labs showed their pride this month by hosting a special Pride brunch for their residents and guest. The brunch helped to raise money for LCR Pride Foundation to continue the work that we do. 



The team at Firesprite Games, a Playstation Studio, have challenged themselves to walk a minimum of 8,000 steps per day to raise funds for LCR Pride Foundation. The target for the team is a total of 5 million steps in June. Not only has this helped support us but they’ve also been looking at the benefits this has had on the team’s mental health with a different theme to look out for on their travels each week. 



The team at HAYS recruiting firm are proud to support the LGBTQ+ community and have a Pride Network that staff members – whether part of the community or an ally – can join. 

The Liverpool office celebrated Pride by sharing details of LGBTQ+ history and how to support people to be themselves followed by a bake sale featuring cakes and foods from each colour of the rainbow. 

Mark Rabbetts, Senior Business Manager at HAYS Liverpool said: ‘June is not just time for celebration, it’s also a time to raise awareness of issues people might experience because of being part of the LGBTQ+. Some still call it Gay Pride but Pride is for everyone in the LGBTQ+ community. Sometimes people in our community are just as transphobic, biphobic and racist as those who are not LGBTQ+. Pride shines a light on the unique challenges people might face so that we can support each other better. It’s important we don’t put up barriers that make people feel they don’t belong because they’re trans, non-binary, bisexual, Black, Brown, mixed race or a combination of these.’

Pictured: Mark Rabbetts – Senior Business Manager and Isabella Selmi – Sustainability Recruiter at HAYS with Andi Herring, CEO of LCR Pride Foundation.

Very’s LGBT+ Staff Network Group arranged for a pride street traders day at their HQ in Speke and invited us along to sell some of our merchandise. We also met with a variety of team members to talk about the work that we do all-year round. 

Kim Pritchard, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Very said: “Our Diversity & Inclusion ambition is to create a more inclusive culture which will ultimately lead to greater diversity and a greater sense of belonging. To do this, we need to make lasting change. 

“As part of Pride this year, we’ve launched the Very Inclusion Pledge. By signing the pledge our colleagues are actively advocating for inclusion. We have already had hundreds of signatures – thanks to everyone at Very who has played a part in making Very more inclusive.”


If you are an organisation and would like to take part in March with Pride this year, registrations are now open. Sign up via

Header image: members of LCR Pride Foundation and volunteers along with the team at Very.

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LCR Pride Foundation is a registered charity in England & Wales, no 1185167. Registered Company 11754074.