Life Links were delighted to attend Leicester Pride 2019 at Victoria Park on Saturday 31 August!
The event was full of vibrant energy, fun-packed activities and a variety of entertainment. There were live music and performances, great food stalls, inspiring charities and organisations along with a funfair. This year, we walked in the parade alongside the LGBT+ community to mark the start of the festival, before holding a stand alongside Trade and many other charities and organisations.
Last year we attended Leicester Pride and asked attendees to write on our ‘Pride Wall’ and we were inspired to hear that people were proud of their communities and their loved ones. This year, we took it one step further and asked people to identify something that made them proud of themselves, before writing it on their own bespoke badge which they ‘wore with pride’. We were thrilled to see so many wonderful responses – see our badges for some real life examples!
This was a really enjoyable activity for all those involved and it was really empowering to acknowledge our own personal journeys and achievements while doing something creative. Moreover, it was a pleasure to meet all those who attended the event this year; we were delighted to be able to raise awareness surrounding the mental health support we provide at Life Links and answer so many questions from members of the public. On top of all this, it was phenomenal to see first-hand, the support the community provides for one another.