LONDON, 2015-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the first time, Sainsbury’s is supporting the Parade stage in Millennium Square at this year’s Leeds Pride event. 180 colleagues from stores across West Yorkshire have signed up for the parade and even more will be cheering from the crowds on the day.
The Sainsbury’s team will follow the West Yorkshire Police Brass Band in the parade.
Jemma Kameen, store manager at Sainsbury’s Salendine Nook, has been the main driving force and has rallied together the region to get involved in this year’s event. Jemma met her partner Jayne 10 years ago when they both worked at Sainsbury’s Dewsbury. Then in 2012 they had a civil partnership at her parent’s house in Walton, Wakefield.
Following her fantastic work with Leeds Pride, Jemma has been put forward for the Proud at Sainsbury’s Panel which is a panel being set up with people from all areas of the business that will support the work Sainsbury’s does to be diverse and inclusive.
Jemma Kameen, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Salendine Nook: “Pride means so much to me and I’m proud to be representing Sainsbury’s this year with so many of my amazing colleagues. I can’t wait to be there and I hope everyone has an incredible Leeds Pride 2015.”
Liaqat Ali, Director of Leeds LGBT Pride adds: “The biggest achievement and something to be very proud of, is that Leeds LGBT Pride remains community driven and completely free to attend on the day. We want to keep it that way which is why fund raising and attracting new sponsorship is vitally important. Having Sainsbury’s on board this year is fantastic for the event and we are proud of our partnership with one of the UK’s leading brands.”