Manchester Pride has appointed new ambassadors for next year’s Pride.
They have recruited four ambassadors to help spread the word of the hard work and commitment carried out all year round to turn Pride into a reality.
Manchester Pride is one of the biggest LGBTI events in the UK, usually celebrated the last weekend of August.
Lucy Spraggan is one of the new ambassadors
Among the new ambassadors for 2019, there is singer/songwriter Lucy Spraggan.
The former X Factor star has been playing at The Big Weekend for ten years. The concert is the annual Pride music festival which takes place every year on August Bank Holiday weekend.
‘I am very excited to be an ambassador for Manchester Pride,’ she commented.
‘I’m so looking forward to getting stuck in with what Manchester Pride is all about, not just for The Big Weekend but all year round.
She furthermore added: ‘They do such amazing charity work and at the Spring Benefit this year there was a video about helping young people overcome the struggles of being out which, as an LGBTI person myself, really opened my eyes.’
Coronation Street and Hollyoaks on the frontline
Coronation Street stars Daniel Brocklebank and Dolly-Rose Campbell are also ambassadors for 2019. Moreover, Hollyoaks actress Annie Wallace also became an ambassador in late 2017.
Both Dolly-Rose Campbell and Daniel Brocklebank, who play Gemma Winter and Billy Mayhew on the Manchester-based soap, are regulars at Manchester Pride events. The actors have taken part in the parade on the Coronation Street float in recent years.
Dolly-Rose Campbell discussed becoming a newly appointed ambassador for the charity in 2018.
‘I am thrilled to be an ambassador for Manchester Pride. The work that Manchester Pride does throughout the year to engage with and create opportunities for people in Manchester’s LGBTI community and beyond makes a huge difference to so many people’s lives and I am very much looking forward to getting involved in their fantastic charity work.’
The Big Weekend will say goodbye to its usual location
Manchester Pride has recently released a video with the highlights of the festival. The clip also features iconic moments in the LGBTI community history.
The charity has confirmed 2019 Pride will take place during the usual Bank Holiday weekend. Nonetheless, next year’s festival will look a bit different than usual.
The Big Weekend festival will move out of its iconic location due to property developments in the area.