Bournemouth University are among the headline sponsors for Bourne Free – Bournemouth’s Pride Festival – which takes place from 12-14 July 2019.
As a key supporter, the university will have a presence throughout the weekend, with a stand in Bournemouth Gardens and a float in the parade, alongside AFC Bournemouth Proud Cherries.
This is the second year the university has sponsored the event, which promotes inclusivity for the LGBT+ community in Dorset.
Ian Jones, Bourne Free Trustee and Head of Regional Community Partnerships at Bournemouth University, said, “We’re proud to be an active part of our community, and our sponsorship of Bourne Free is another way that we can partner together to bring people together to celebrate the diversity of Bournemouth and Poole. We’ll be there during the Festival, so come and say hi, and look out for our float in the parade, along with our partners AFC Bournemouth Proud Cherries.”
Staff and students at BU can take part in the Bourne Free and help to increase BU’s presence at the Festival, either on the stand or as a part of the parade. To take part on behalf of BU, register your interest by emailing [email protected].
James Palfreman-Kay, Equality and Diversity Adviser at Bournemouth University, said, “We really hope that this year’s Pride will be a fantastic way to move forward with our inclusivity commitment and the BU LGBT+ network.”
The parade starts at 11am on the Saturday on East Cliff, and finishes at the Triangle, with a full programme of events taking place across the weekend.
For more information, visit https://bournefree.co.uk/