It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of Newbury Pride 2021, due to our primary sponsor withdrawing, citing uncertainty around the pandemic and government guidelines as the driving force behind the decision.
The committee have worked extremely hard since 2019 to turn Newbury Pride into an incredible event. We are all genuinely gutted by the last-minute withdrawal of our primary sponsor, as everything else was in place to ensure that this year would finally be the year that Newbury had its first pride.
We are so sorry to any members of the community who are saddened by the news, and assure them that we are just as disappointed. Newbury has been lacking LGBTQ+ representation for as long as those of us on the committee can remember, and Newbury Pride have already helped to change this. We are all so proud to be on the committee and to work together to make Newbury a more inclusive space for all.
Despite the cancellation of Pride, we will be hosting our monthly (maybe even weekly) socials again once government restrictions lift, so stay tuned for updates on those.
We have set up a fundraiser on The Good Exchange with the aim of pushing the event back to 2022, if anyone would like to help us reach our goal of £70,829 (We’d really appreciate any support):