Who we are
Exeter Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ communities and diversity within Exeter and the surrounding regions.
We thank all those who help to make this event possible, not only the small and dedicated group of trustees and committee members but also our partners, sponsors, volunteers, and all those who assist in some way.
Meet The Trustees/ Who is involved?
Chair - Chris Scadden
I joined Exeter Pride this year as the new Chairperson to the charity's community!
I have many roles and hats however they all have the goal of supporting our city and community
I am constantly surprised and overjoyed with the support from all parts of our community across the city and county. We are a truly diverse charity representing a wonderfully diverse city and we simply could not provide for our community in the way we do without this vital support.
Exeter Pride 2017 will mark my 23rd year of Pride and LGBT activism, my first Pride having been London Pride 1994
My goal for Exeter Pride 2017 is it to reach more of our community as we continue to grow and develop towards a spectacular celebration of our 10th year in 2018.
Secretary - Catherine Dawson
I joined Exeter pride 2015 and was appointed Secretary in 2016
I work for Exeter University as the University Manager
One thing I think is great about Exeter Pride is that is not just for the LGBT + Community is also a great family and friends event.
Having spent a few years in Japan, I'm the queen of karaoke!
My goal for Exeter Pride 2017 is for it to be Sunny, and something for everyone - activism, support and celebration. It's a chance for the whole city to come together and show how our diversity makes it a great place to be.
Treasurer - Philip Moir
I joined Exeter Pride in Autumn 2012
I am a Engagement & Information Officer for LGBT Consortium
I love how Exeter Pride brings the Community together to celebrate the diversity of the City and surrounding areas.
I have met so many great people through being involved with Exeter Pride and built lasting friendships.
My goal for Exeter Pride 2017 is to make it, it's biggest yet and that’s why it is so important it remains a free event for the whole Community to enjoy
PR - Alan Quick
I spent about two years planning the very first Exeter Pride with Intercom and have been involved ever since!
I am a DJ on the LGBT+ scene and have done for many years. I am also the editor of a Devon weekly newspaper.
My favourite thing about Exeter Pride is to see everyone enjoying themselves, celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities and diversity in Exeter and the surrounding regions. It has many strands, from serious debate to information, advice, to celebrating and saying we are here in the community.
Fun Fact- I'm a Twitter addict @thealanquick
My goal for Exeter Pride 2017 is for it to continue to grow, not just as a day-long celebration but increasing the social and serious sides all year long. It has the potential to influence and represent and be a real driving force for LGBTQ+ issues.
Engagement and Volunteering Co-ordinator and Marketplace Lead - Sarah Mills
I joined Exeter Pride as a volunteer in 2014 and now this year I am one of the trustees.
For my day job, I work in IT support for the NHS.
I love the smiles that Exeter Pride brings to everyone. It's a day when everyone comes together to be happy about who they are.
Fun fact - Duckface from 4 Weddings and a Funeral tried to steel cheesecake from me.
My goal for Exeter Pride 2017 is to retain the all inclusive, family feeling that surrounds the day
Fundraising trustee - Arran Cawthra
I have joined Exeter Pride this year as a Trustee.
I work as a Customer Service Advisor for a local Exeter Company.
My favorite thing about pride is our committee members, it has a great bunch of people and this year is going to be a great success because of this very talented group.
I like to stilt walk, fire breathe and dance along with modelling in my spare time
My goal for Exeter Pride 2017 is to make it an outstanding event that everyone can enjoy!!
Partner Co-ordinator - Katy Hockings
I Joined Exeter Pride in August 2016
I love being part of Exeter Pride because it’s a fantastic event, not only highlighting and promoting equality but it’s all about people coming together to enjoy themselves and feel part of something amazing.
I want Exeter Pride 2017 to be the best yet! We have so many exciting events and activities planned, and we have some wonderful and inspirational Trustees who are bringing together what is going to be a brilliant Price 2017!
Communications Officer - Lewis Bell
I joined Exeter Pride in 2016
I am a Recruitment Consultant outside of Exeter Pride.
My favourite things about Exeter Pride is the diverse amount people you get to meet through fundraising, social events and networking.
I once took part in a TV game show with my dog and we came last
I want Exeter Pride 2017 to be bigger and welcome an even a larger diverse group. Exeter is a fantastic community to live in and I would love for Exeter Pride to be the key cultural event within the community.