Thursday 26th June 2014 – 1oam – Steve Parry.
Following the success of West Midlands Ambulance Service flying the flag at Birmingham Pride last month, the Trust is to be represented at Warwickshire Pride this weekend to celebrate diversity.
Members of the Trust’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) working group will be enjoying the event which is being held at the Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa on Saturday 28th June, to support the region’s LGBT communities.
The first Warwickshire Pride took place in August last year and was the first event of its kind in the county. It was a festival of LGBT culture, and aimed to celebrate the diversity of the county and bring people together, with over 2000 people attending.
John Renshaw, a Birmingham-based Paramedic Clinical Team Mentor and member of the working group, said: “As part of the Trust’s community engagement, the Trust’s presence at Birmingham Pride, one of the biggest gay pride events in Britain, was something that went extremely well.
“It was then a natural progression to experience other pride events throughout the West Midlands Ambulance Service area and represent the Trust, with Warwickshire being the first on the agenda.
“Members of the team will be taking an ambulance with them and handing out freebies, providing useful advice about using 999 and hopefully encourage people to get more involved with their ambulance service by signing up as official members.
“The Trusts very own Tom Barnwell (‘The Voice’ singer) is also performing at the event.
“If you’re coming to Pride this weekend, don’t forget to come and say hello to show your support!”
For photographs of the parade and to follow the team’s progress at Pride this weekend, follow @wmaslgbt on Twitter or search or #WMASpride.