This Sunday (7 August), over four hundred Sainsbury’s colleagues will turn out to support Leeds LGBT Pride Parade which begins at noon at the Sainsbury’s sponsored Parade Stage.
Tom Rickels, a Sainsbury’s fishmonger who appeared on this year’s series of ‘The Voice UK’ will be one of the opening acts performing live on the Parade Stage.
Talking about the event Tom said: “I’m incredibly proud to be singing at this event. It’s fantastic to know that I will be supported by over 400 Sainsbury’s colleagues who are coming to the event. That’s more than double the number who went last year and we’re looking forward to turning Leeds orange with our t-shirts.”
Jemma Kameen, Sainsbury’s Headingley Store Manager, has co-ordinated Sainsbury’s support for Leeds Pride, and was last year nominated for the Financial Times Outstanding LGBT Young Leader, and was shortlisted for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Award.
Commenting on the event Jemma said: “We’re really proud to be sponsoring Leeds Pride again. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than last year.
“Sainsbury’s ambition is to be the most trusted retailer where people love to work and shop and being inclusive plays a really important part in this. We want to create an environment of equal opportunities in which we can all be the best we can be.”
Sainsbury’s will be releasing 49 bouquets of biodegradable rainbow balloons in memory of the 49 victims of the Orlando shootings.