Bristol Pride 2016

Once again the Avon and Wessex Branch wish to sponsor the Cabaret Stage at Bristol Pride, which will again be known as the GMB Cabaret Stage.

We have pledged to raise £3500 for this year’s event which has moved, due to its success, from Castle Park to the Bristol Amphitheatre and Millennium Square.

In return for our financial support we get the following –

Logo feature as a full partner in the programme and on the website with an email link telephone number

Access to 900 Facebook followers and 4400 on Twitter

Promotion and thanks – Logo feature in Pride Newsletter (4500 subscribers) email link and phone number

Brand Logo feature at Bristol Pride Film Festival Hold Screens (5 films, 3000 people)

Brand Logo feature at Pride Week events where feasible

Use of Bristol Pride Logo in our publicity

Festival EXPO space included i.e. similar to stall in the community tent used last year

A larger headline Logo for you as the named Cabaret Stage Partner in the programme

Branding of the artists listing in the programme

Branding on the Cabaret Pages of the Website

Named Sponsor in the Facebook Event – Branding on Stage

Banners onsite

A decor team to dress the stage, (Pride are supplying a large banner for back of stage).


Also this year we will be having a membership form as a page in the programme which last year sold over 9000 copies

We would again appreciate the Regions help in providing the funding for this wonderful opportunity and would hope you could either match fund us, £1750 each, or help with a significant if smaller amount.  This event is still free to attend and only made possible by donations. The benefits for the £3500 we are contributing are far more than we could get in other similar events and as such excellent value and to a diverse mix of people made up not only from Bristol but also the surrounding areas

Please consider the above advantages, the goodwill generated, the raising of the GMB’s profile via supporting an event that attracts in excess of 40,000 visitors. This event has gone from small a event attracting a few hundred people 15 years ago to one of the major and few free events on the annual National Pride calendar

Finally The Avon and Wessex Branch and Bristol Pride would like to invite you all to attend on the 9th of July, not just to see how our money has been spent but to enjoy the atmosphere of this fantastic event.

Colleagues please help us support this event and in doing so raise the profile of the GMB. We are, unionwise, the main supporter of this event and let’s carry this forward and let’s get as many GMB flags and banners in the Pride Parade as we can !!!

Jeff Sutton

Branch President.


Posted in Branch News
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