We love taking our MindWell stall to Leeds Pride, our city’s celebration of LGBT+ people and communities – it’s such a vibrant, colourful and exciting event. This year’s event was on Sunday 6 August and we joined the Angels of Freedom’s village fete in City Square.
The village fete offers a chance to escape the crowds in a calmer space. We set up our stall with the Leeds 2023 sculpture Making a Stand as our backdrop and enjoyed chatting to visitors, stall holders and even the Lord Mayor of Leeds!
Sharing our stall with Leeds Community Champions, we had a great time, giving out MindWell bookmarks, pens, rainbow wristbands and telling people how our website can help them find support for LGBT+ communities and LGBT+ support groups.
Leeds Pride Sunday 6 August 2023, MindWell and Leeds Community Champions stall at the Angels of Freedom village fete in City Square. Pictured (left to right): Shelley Wild, the Mayor’s daughter, Al Garthwaite, Lord Mayor of Leeds, Gemma Johnson, MindWell Communications and Content Manager, Maeve Carroll, Forum Central Community Champions Coordinator.
The Community Champions team had lots of health and wellbeing resources to share and met with people to share more about their network of volunteers and the amazing opportunities they have to support the health and wellbeing of people in Leeds.
Thank you to Angels of Freedom for inviting us to your village fete – we had a blast!
Find out more about Angels of Freedom and how they provide visible support for the LGBT+ community based in the Freedom Quarter area of the city every Friday evening: firstname.lastname@example.org
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