Tesco will donate almost £100,000 to three LGBTQ+ charities to celebrate this year’s Pride festival and support the LGBTQ+ community.
The Big 4 grocer is a longstanding supporter of Pride and the LGBTQ+ community. The supermarket has donated almost £600,000 to charities supporting LGBTQ+ people over the last three years.
Tesco said it will be donating £33,000 to Switchboard, a helpline service offering support and information to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond, Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity and Fighting with Pride, a supporter of health and wellbeing of LGBT+ veterans, service personnel and their families.
“Leading the LGBTQ+ at Tesco network and the amazing team behind it is a real privilege for me, and I’m thrilled that Tesco is supporting Pride and these wonderful charities this year,” LGBTQ+ at Tesco chair Adam Jarvis said.
“I can’t wait to go to the parades and celebrate a really important part of who I am with my colleagues, while knowing that Tesco is making a difference to our LGBTQ+ communities.
“Love is love and we want everyone to be welcome at Tesco, to be able to thrive, and feel like we all belong.”
Booker chief executive and executive sponsor of LGBTQ+ at Tesco, Andrew Yaxley added: “We’re proud to be helping three deserving charities who do so much to support LGBTQ+ people and to be supporting the return of Pride events up and down the country this year.
“We can’t wait to be back together celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and helping the fantastic teams behind these events to make Pride 2022 the best one yet.”