Tesco will donate nearly £100,000 to celebrate this year’s Pride festival and support the LGBTQ+ community.
The donation will be spread across charities including Fighting with Pride, Just Like Us, MindOut and Intersex Equality Rights UK, among others.
The leading retailer is a Gold sponsor for London Pride and partner for Brighton Pride, and will be supporting events across the UK in Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Norwich, Manchester, Glasgow, Dundee and Plymouth.
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The grocery giant will also be donating a percentage of the sale price of the 2023 Home and Clothing Pride range, which includes mugs, cushions and throws, as well as flags, hats, glasses and face paints.
“Everyone’s welcome at Tesco, and we want everyone from all our LGBTQ+ communities to thrive at Tesco and feel like they belong,” Tesco charity and community lead for LGBTQ+, Aled Griffiths said.
“Pride is a real highlight for our colleagues, customers and our LGBTQ+ at Tesco network. I’m so proud that we are donating to these amazing organisations as part of our celebrations.”
Booker CEO and executive sponsor of LGBTQ+ at Tesco, Andrew Yaxley added: “We’re really pleased to be able to support some fantastic LGBTQ+ charities again this year as part of our Pride celebrations and I’m delighted that we’re extended this to even more groups this year.”