Chester girlguiding member speaks out at Pride festival

Alexis Tate was among more than 80 Girlguiding volunteers taking part in LGBT celebration

Amy Longhurst and Alexis Tate

Girlguiding member Alexis Tate from Saighton supported Girlguiding North West England at Manchester’s Pride festival, a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

More than 80 volunteers from across the North West showed off their ‘guiding pride’ in the vibrant and exciting parade, which was watched by thousands of people. To fit in with this year’s festival theme of Fairytales, the volunteers worked hard to create a magical parade entry and expo stand full of enchanting items.

Girlguiding North West England also had a stall, where visitors had the opportunity to talk to the members of the charity about the fantastic experiences available through guiding.

Alexis, who helped at the event, said: “I had a fantastic time representing Girlguiding North West England at Pride. It was a great opportunity to speak to members of the public about how inclusive Girlguiding is – it is an organisation for all girls.”

Girlguiding North West England at Manchester Pride

The region chief commissioner, Julie Bell, said: “We had such an amazing success at Pride, it was great to showcase some of the amazing things we get up to with Girlguiding. The volunteers came from all over the North West, so it was a fantastic way to make new friends and renew old ones.”

Girlguiding has over half a million members across the UK and provides amazing opportunities for girls and young women to try new and adventurous activities, develop in confidence and find their voice.

For more information about how to get involved with Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, visit .

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