Funeralcare colleagues in the North East made this weekend’s Newcastle Pride an unforgettable community event – bringing together family, friends and members.

Admin Arranger Cheryle Waters and Manager Adam Hampton also planned to take residents from a local rest home, but sadly because of torrential rain they had to stay indoors. Cheryle and Adam are not giving up though, and plan to live stream next year’s Pride to the rest home.

They were also joined on the day by Co-op advocate and local celebrity Colin Plews who is well known for his fundraising in the area. He wore a show-stopping Co-op branded rainbow dress to show his support.


Cheryle said:

The weather wasn’t on our side but next year we’ll get local rest home residents  involved. We really wanted to do this because in days gone by, people wouldn’t have been able to be themselves if they were LGBT. They would never have dreamt of an event like Pride.

We all had a brilliant day anyway and the rain didn’t spoil it. I’ll never forget the beautiful candelit vigil on the Sunday night. I’m very proud that the Co-op sponsored it and put so much support behind the weekend.

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