Manchester Pride Spring Benefit 2017

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IMG_4315On Thursday 18th May FGH was delighted to be providing the security services yet again to the Manchester Pride Spring Benefit. The black tie event, a highlight Manchester’s social calendar, was held in the iconic Midland hotel in Manchester. This formed a suitably glamourous backdrop to a night of entertainment headlined by Liberty X but also networking and fundraising, and was attended by the famous and fabulous alike; stars in attendance included Coronation Street favourites and Manchester’s first openly gay Mayor.

The event required a team of experienced Door Supervisors, all of whom having been upskilled with customer service training, equality and diversty training and gender fluidity awareness to ensure they were a perfect fit for the event. The event itself was formed to support the work of the Manchester Pride fund who in turn support a range of LGBT causes and initiatives both within Greater Manchester but also globally. This year an auction held at the event raised over £10,000 alone and will reinforce the funds raised by the universally popular Manchester Pride Weekend over the August Bank Holiday.

FGH has worked in conjunction with the organisors behind Manchester Pride for 5 years now and some key members of the FGH Management team were in attendance on the night, soaking up the gala atmosphere and lending their support to this fantastic cause. Peter Harrison, FGH Managing director was delighted to grab a photo opportunity with Daniel Brocklebank (who plays Billy Mahew in Coronation Street and is an active member of Manchester’s LGBT community). ‘ It’s great to see people like Daniel letting their hair down and enjoying a night, all in support of such a great cause. It’s important that the LGBT community are able to enjoy themselves and celebrate but also feel safe and secure. In fact the Manchester Pride Benefit, Manchester Pride Weekend and The Manchester Pride Fund have key commonalities with FGH’s ethos, both have charity at their core as such we were delighted to provide the security to the event to the help the organisors of pride maximise the amount of money they raises for good causes to help those most in need’.

Last year FGH donated over £10,000 alone to good causes and is proud to be focused on corporate social responsibility and creating a lasting and sustainable company that has a positive legacy.