Newcastle Pride has returned home feeling enormously proud from participating in Mardi Gras 2020: What Matters!

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President’s Report…

On behalf of Newcastle Pride, I hope you had the most amazing night !

ONE COMMUNITY beaming with PRIDE supporting each other and sharing what matters to us:

Freedom To Be Different.

Freedom To Be Visible.

Freedom To Find Community.

Freedom To Be Happy.

Freedom To Live.

Freedom To Experience Love.

Freedom To Be Me.

An electric atmosphere and you all looked incredible.

I would like to thank everyone involved. It takes months of behind the scenes work, from dance practices to float building. I could just name each person and say thanks but I prefer to acknowledge peoples generosity, so sorry for the long post.

THANKS TO:

The Newcastle Pride Committee: Ed Abbott, Hellen Richards, Ivan Sk, Jay Bellamy, Joshua Yelds and Tory Curran for trusting and supporting the idea.

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS:

Kaela Carter @Umbrella Legal, Stephen Armstrong @King St Physiotherapy for sponsorship providing NP the opportunity to create an awesome float.

Bunnings Kotara for donating building material and gift card for float construction and Bunnings Glendale for donating gift card.

Taubmans Newcastle area for donating all the rainbow paint.

James Murray Funerals for the use of their function centre for meetings and dance practice sessions.

Jay Bellamy and Jessica Page for organising the dancers, everyone was beaming with excitement. They looked amazing and danced like diva’s with endless energy shaking their pompoms the whole parade route.

Gen Nawrot the amazing uni cycle rider.

Michael Linsley for float design and bringing it all to life, building and assembling the float.

Judy Nadin Graphic design and painting of the wings and tail, the definition really set us apart from other floats.

Narelle Lamb who spent months sealing, painting and glittering the Newcastle Pride Logos as always did an amazing job. Also being there whenever help was needed.

Hellen Richards being their every time help was needed and her building skills, also lots of running around picking up equipment.

Timberlina, Bona Lisa, Fatima Bush and Foxxe Faux for joining us on the float and representing the Newcastle LGBTIQ+ community.

Blake Smith @Blaketaco for offering his time to be our official float photographer. Blake did an amazing job and must be exhausted.

Rhyannon and Peter Skeffington for volunteering to drive the truck and getting to entry on time it was a huge job and they put their hand up.

Ivan Skaines for getting the pantech truck with all the float gear to us on time.

Equip Multimedia for sound and lighting and use of their warehouse.

ALL VOLUNTEERS FOR HELPING WHERE EVER YOU WERE NEEDED:
Kym Hancock, Cheryl Smythe, Millie Moomoo, Lisa Rowland, Sallie Higgins

WHAT A TEAM AND A COMMUNITY TOGETHER WE CAN SOAR WE CAN DO ANYTHING !

Lee-Anne McDougall

President

Newcastle Pride Inc.

Newcastle Pride respectfully acknowledges that our celebrations are held on the traditional Lands of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.