WAGAMAMA CONTINUES TO MAKE IT RAIN(BOW) FOR THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY

WAGAMAMA CONTINUES TO MAKE IT RAIN(BOW) FOR THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY

 

23.08.17: Pan-Asian restaurant wagamama has extended its #makeitrainbow campaign to celebrate Manchester Pride this weekend. 

 

The day’s profits from wagamama bun sales (now selling an average of 1,000,000 yearly) will be donated to local charity, George House Trust, every time a rainbow is spotted in the sky above Manchester, from 25th August.

 

Rain falls an average of 151 days a year in Manchester, making it one of the wettest cities in the UK. wagamama is calling on the Mancunian community to help spot rainbows to unlock the donation by tweeting a picture with the hashtag #makeitrainbow.

 

To ensure the charity benefits whatever the weather and in case we enjoy 365 days of sunshine in Manchester (very unlikely), wagamama is committed to donating a minimum of £2,500 to George House Trust, aiding its important work to support people living with HIV.

 

Regular Giving Manager at George House Trust, Leroy Williamson said:

"George House Trust are over the moon to be working with wagamama on this fun engaging campaign. We rely on the financial support of businesses and our local community to enable us to provide a much needed service here in Manchester and the North West. The money raised by wagamama will go towards our welfare fund and counselling service to support people who are living with HIV. I think this 12-month campaign really shows an understanding and a commitment to equality. Manchester is a wonderful place and I’m positive everybody will come together for lots of fun with buns and rainbows."

 

Head of Marketing at wagamama, Andre Johnstone said:

“wagamama has always supported its staff when it comes to Pride across the UK but we have wanted to do more publicly to support the LGBT+ community in previous years. I’m pleased we can expand our support following the success of London and Brighton Pride and make a wider commitment to throw our support behind those who struggle to be who they are. We are who we are and we want you to just be you. What better way to ramp up our continued support and celebrate Pride than by backing a vitally important charity such as George House Trust.”

 

Manchester Pride is a community funded charity that challenges discrimination and campaigns for equality for the LGBT+ community. Pride gives people a platform to speak up and be who they want to be and creates a safe environment for all. This year, thousands will descend on Manchester to be a part of and support the LGBT+ community.

Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Team GHT Tough Mudder

TOUGH MUDDER

Is the GHT team tough enough?

 Tough Mudder

 

On Sunday the 10th September our Regular Giving Manager, Leroy Williamson, will be taking on 20 tough obstacles over a 12 mile run as a part of a team of five. The brutal Tough Mudder course at Chelmondeley Castle will play host to an assortment of the best mud and obstacles sure to take them to the limit of their comfort zones.

 

This is not for the faint hearted as the obstacles include running through cow dung, nettles and fire. The team will be challenged to push and pull their way over high walls, plunge 15ft into ice cold water, crawl and slide their way under barb wired mud pits and under water tunnels, plus lots more.

 

The team have been training hard to prepare them for this grueling challenge, they hope to raise essential funds to develop the much needed counselling service at George House Trust.

 

You can help the GHT team to reach their target and support people living with HIV by making a secure donation through Just Giving to one of the team members; Leroy, Liam, Stephen, Megan and Natasha.

 

A donation from Anthony Molloy at CorptelUK has paid for the GHT team to be able to take part.

 

Tuesday, 22 August, 2017

 

8 THINGS TO REMEMBER DURING PRIDE
 

BE WHO YOU ARE

After all, it’s what Pride is all about. Join George House Trust in the Parade and make a loud and proud stand against stigma and prejudice.

 

PACE YOURSELF

Pride is a marathon, not a sprint and a lot of alcohol will be flowing. If you’re drinking alcohol, know your limitations and remember to stay hydrated. If you’re taking HIV medication, try to remember not to miss a dose.

 

PASS IT ON…

Where there’s an opportunity, tell people about the fact that people living with HIV with an undetectable viral load can’t pass HIV to anyone else. Help spread the word that Undetectable = Untransmittable.
     

GOING ALONE?

Pride is about community and everyone’s there to celebrate the same thing. There’s no reason why you can’t attend events on your own if you want to. Use the opportunity to talk to someone new or come and say hello to the George House Trust volunteers in the Expo.

 

WILL THERE BE DRUGS AT THE PARTY?

There can be some serious interactions between some recreational drugs and HIV medication. Remember that your judgement and inhibitions may also be affected by substance use.

 

IT’S JUST A VIRUS…

If you choose to tell someone about your HIV over the weekend and it doesn’t go quite how you planned it, remember it’s their problem not yours. Don’t let outdated and ignorant attitudes spoil your fun.

 

STAY SAFE

If some Pride shenanigans is on the cards, your best protection against sexually transmitted infections is to use condoms. Grab a pocketful and away you go.
     

BE PROUD

Whether you attend Pride alone or with friends: celebrate, commemorate, dance and enjoy every second of it. Above all have fun and be proud of who you are.

Monday, 7 August, 2017

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