York Pride group nominated for Community Pride Award

The York Pride Parade

The York Pride Parade

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THE thriving York Pride celebration went ahead for the third time this year, and was such a success it has been nominated for one of The Press's awards.

The event has been put forward for the Community Project of the Year award, because of the way organisers go beyond staging one day of celebrations.

The nomination said: "The York Pride committee put on a fantastic event each year raising thousands of pounds to do so, they also arrange events for the LGBT community throughout the year."

York Pride ran for the first time in 2012, and this year's event on Saturday, June 21 attracted 1,500 people.

Another Community Pride nominee in York is hairdresser Terry Smith. Terry, who owns and runs Classic Cutz on Fourth Avenue, has been nominated several times over for the Person of the Year award - which goes to someone who promotes pride in their community and the city.

His four nominations speak of his charity work raising money for nearby St Leonard's Hospice, and his bravery in helping the victims of crime - including an elderly lady whose wheelchair was taken by heartless thieves, and a retired postman whose fingers were savaged whilst he was delivering leaflets.

Friend Raymond Crowe wrote: "Terry is a hero and is worthy of this award."

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9:25pm Sat 26 Jul 14

andylaw3107 says...

Great news!

For information, this is not the third Pride and Pride did not start in 2012. The parade element was introduced in 2012, but the main event (the afternoon of entertainment) has been going a number of years longer. I performed at the 2010 event and served on the committee through to the 2013 event, and there were at least a few before those.

This is the second time York Pride have been nominated for a York Community Pride award; the first was in 2012.

Congratulations; well deserved!
Great news! For information, this is not the third Pride and Pride did not start in 2012. The parade element was introduced in 2012, but the main event (the afternoon of entertainment) has been going a number of years longer. I performed at the 2010 event and served on the committee through to the 2013 event, and there were at least a few before those. This is the second time York Pride have been nominated for a York Community Pride award; the first was in 2012. Congratulations; well deserved! andylaw3107
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6:53pm Fri 8 Aug 14

hehehe_heworth says...

Er, Raymond Crowe is an Australian entertainer. Doubt he's been nominating the Plaggy oe
Er, Raymond Crowe is an Australian entertainer. Doubt he's been nominating the Plaggy oe hehehe_heworth
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