About Us

Our Story

Hereford Pride started in early 2021 to give the Hereford LGBTQ+ community a place to celebrate together.

We are a diverse group of people who meet-up on Fridays at Babar Café & Bar (HR1 2BT) to discuss and plan how to actually put on a Pride in Hereford in such a short time and no much cash. But it is not all boring committee business – some meet beforehand at a coffee shop for a chat and lots of us will go for a drink together into the evening.

Pride is not just a one-off day but about building community, creating a safe space and making friends. Everyone is welcome. Please come and join us – no pressure to do anything or say anything it will just be nice to have you with us.

Events & Marketing Officer – Dean Goodwin Evans

Production & Marketing Manager – Gem Roberts

Volunteer & Inclusion Officer – Ali Wells

Fundraising & Security – Char Carter

 

Treasurer – Alison Turner

Arts Ambassador & Social Media Officer – Georgia Grace

Administrator – John Walker

Our Team

John Walker

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Georgia Grace

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Nick Zweigenbaum

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Dean Goodwin-Evans

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Char Carter

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Want to join the team?

Hereford Pride C.I.C.

In order to deal with finance and administration we have set-up a community interest company – which is a not-for-profit organisation a bit like a charity. It is the small group which makes the decision and make sure everything we do is legal, appropriate and funded.

It has a duty to provide benefit to the LGBTQ+ community in Herefordshire and their allies. This will be done by:

A) Directors 

John Walker (Chair)

Nick Zweigenbaum

Dean Goodwin-Evans

Georgia Grace

Char Carter

Volunteer Treasurer – Alison Turner

Safeguarding Officer – Ali Wells

Company Secretary – John Walker

 

B) Policies and documents

Declaration of Forming Hereford Pride C.I.C.

Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Procedure

Safeguarding Policy (awaited)

Safeguarding Procedure (awaited)

Sponsorship Form

Georgia Pride Flag

LGBTQIA+ Consultation Group

It is really important to us that Hereford Pride has local LGBTQIA+ people at the very heart. We need to direct what we do and what sort of Pride we need.

We mustn’t be taken over by financial backers – commercial or public sector – they can help but it is our Pride not there’s. It also mustn’t be taken over by a small group or one section of the community.

The LGBTQIA+ Consultation Group is there to be a dominant voice for our Hereford Pride.

The Stakeholder Group

As a Community Interest Company there isn’t very much regulation (unlike an official charity) so we have a Stakeholder Group who we report to so that they can make sure that we continue to fulfil our aims and operate properly.

They include lots of public sector organisation such as the council, NHS, emergency services, etc. as well as charities and trade unions.