‘Meet up’ for those coming to Manchester Pride Solo

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Leading charity The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are hosting a drop-in social event for those coming to Manchester Pride alone, or wanting to make new friends, at their Community Resource Centre on Saturday 24 August from 3 – 4pm.

The event is for those who are coming to the Big Weekend on their own, or for those wanting to meet new people and socialise. People can drop in to The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Community Resource Centre on Richmond Street from 3 – 4pm on Saturday 24 August, after the Parade.

There will be water, tea and coffee as well fresh fruit, cake and juice kindly donated by The Cooperative’s RESPECT Network. The charity is also giving out free goody bags packed full of information and resources including ‘Operation Big Night Out’ – a guide to staying safe over the Big Weekend.

Samantha Days, Advice & Support Manager comments “This will be a quiet space where people can mingle with others and have a chat before they head out to the Big Weekend. Coming to a big event like this, especially alone, can be very daunting and The LGF are pleased to provide a safe space where people can meet others and find out more about what we do”

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Community Resource Centre will be open over the Big Weekend to offer people a space to put their feet up for 30 minutes and relax. They are open; 12 – 7pm on Saturday; 12 – 7pm Sunday and 12 – 5pm on Monday.

The charity are also hosting a free art exhibition ‘Can You Hear Me?’ highlighting lesbian and bisexual women’s experiences of mental health running from 20 – 25 August. For more information visit www.lgf.org.uk/canyouhearme