Tesco to donate £250k to LGBTQ+ charities to mark Pride

Tesco has announced it will be donating almost £250,000 to LGBTQ+ charities to celebrate Pride month.  

The Big 4 grocer will be making contributions of £80,000 to three different organisations in support of the LGBTQ+ community. 

“We’re delighted that we’re able to help three fantastic charities again this year – who provide such valuable support to the LGBTQ+ community – as we continue working towards a safer, equal future,” Tesco chief executive booker and executive sponsor of LGBTQ+ Andrew Yaxley said. 

The supermarket will be donating to The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), The Terrence Higgins Trust and Bi Pride UK. 

“With the donation from Tesco in 2020, AKT grew its services team to meet the growing demand for help,” Albert Kennedy Trust deputy chief executive Carrie Reiners said.   

AKT helps young people from the LGBTQ+ community who are homeless or living in hostile conditions.  

READ MORE: How are brands celebrating Pride Month 2021?

“Tesco’s continued support in 2021 will be utilised to continue to ensure that our front-line services have the capacity, skills and resources to provide emergency and long-term assistance to ensure that no young person has to choose between a safe home and being who they are.” 

Tesco is also donating £80,000 to the Terrence Higgins Trust, which supports people living with HIV. 

Its chief executive, Ian Green said the support will “make a huge difference to Terrence Higgins Trust’s life-changing work.” 

Bi Pride UK chair Avi Kay added: “Bi Pride UK is hugely grateful to be one of Tesco’s Pride donation recipients this year,”  

“As a small, entirely volunteer-run charity in a sector where most work is done by self or community-funded activities, a donation of this size entirely changes the landscape for us. 

“We are delighted to be able to use this donation to secure our future and work towards new projects as well as continue our existing work.” 

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