Susan has been an inspirational teacher, always calm and reassuring. Her motto ‘nothing bad will happen!’ We have had lots of fun and the best thing is that we have lots of delicious items to take home and enjoy.
15 June – Annual General Meeting
was uplifting to find twice the number of people at our AGM compared
to last year. Maurice presented a very positive report on the groups’s
activities, which have been more frequent and varied because of the OLGBT
Wellbeing Project funded by People’s Health Trust with money raised
through the Health Lottery in the West Midlands.
The benefits of the project have been clear, so the next step is to find more funding for similar workshops and outings.
Etruria Canal Festival
Compared with the expense of our Liverpool outing to see the Terracotta Warriors, attending the Canal Festival was right at the other end of the spending spectrum. Those who met up on the Saturday had an enjoyable time…engaging with local groups and watching performances as well as having a chance to sit down for a cuppa and chat. We even had close encounters with majestic owls like the one pictured below.
Despite a torrential downpour, this was one of the best Stoke Prides for the group. Maybe it was the eye-catching display of photos created at the May monthly meeting, perhaps it was our pristine white new gazebos, possibly it was just to shelter from the rain. For whatever reason, we had more people actually engaging with us about the group and its activities than at any previous Pride….we also had a record number of people signing up to join our mailing list. Well done to everyone who helped.
Pride in the Park Crewe
Crewe Pride in the Park was blessed with fine sunny weather on Saturday 29 June…Although much smaller than Stoke Pride, there was a nice friendly atmosphere…and a parade. Pictured below are members of Silver Rainbow – the Cheshire version of our own group.