Chester Pride 2018 and the future

The glitterific 2018 Chester Pride has been described as “definitely the best yet” and we were proud to be involved again.

As thousands lined the streets of Chester this summer, our Shopmobility team and team of volunteers were busy in Castle Square setting up our station ready to support Chester Pride’s disabled access.

Dial West Cheshire provided a ‘mobility stand’, located close to the entrance of Castle Square. This provides free hire of mobility scooters, wheelchairs and other equipment. The mobility stand is staffed by the charity’s workers, including disabled volunteers, and acts as an identifiable point of contact for disability-related enquiries.

Our busy team at Chester Pride.

This partnership supports the charity to meet its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 and provides a valuable service for disabled people attending the event. Specific, access-related information for disabled people and their families has been made available on the event website and in the paper-based event guide handed out on the day.

For the first time this year, Chester Pride provided a BSL interpreter on the main stage which was a greatly welcomed addition. Check out the video below of the one and only Marc Almond performing with the BSL interpreter on stage;

The event certainly attracted a large crowd.

Chester Pride is an event very close to our hearts as at the core of it is the desire for all to be included equally, a motive we are equally passionate about. We are looking forward to hearing plans for next year and how we can continue to partner with Chester Pride at this event. We hope to see you there!

This service is invaluable for guests with disabilities and makes a real difference to their comfort and enjoyment of events. If you would like to discuss making your event accessible for everyone, please get in touch with us here.