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LETTER TO EDITOR: Open letter to organisers of Chester Pride

Besi Besemar August 11, 2019

Due to extreme weather forecasts including winds of 50mph, organisers of Chester Pride were forced in the middle of last week to cancel this years event planned for Saturday, August 10 on safety grounds.

PARTIES planned in the evening went ahead and organisers have created a Go Fund Me appeal to help cover their losses.

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Dear Chester Pride,

We are devastated to hear that Chester Pride has been cancelled. On August 10, 1999, Nice ‘n’ Naughty was born in the heart of this city. In proud support of Chester Pride from its very first, we have been privileged to witness the Chester LGBT+ communities grow, strengthen and thrive. Our little shop has changed so much in 20 years, and with our massive refurbishment finally complete we are better, kinkier, more inclusive and more beautiful than ever. And you know what Chester? We couldn’t have done it without you.

So, as a gesture of our love and solidarity; in honour of Pride and our 20th birthday, on Saturday the shop staff of Nice ‘n’ Naughty Chester donated 20% of their days wages, 10% of store takings and 10% of takings to Chester Pride. A donation which our Director, Simon Prescott, has pledged to personally match.

We will be, as we always have been, a safe place to be whoever you want to be. We will be proud.

Lots of love,

Nice ‘n’ Naughty

127-129 Brook Street
Chester, CH1 3DU