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Manchester Pride to mark IDAHOT Day with 10 peaks challenge

Besi Besemar February 26, 2017

Charity set to fundraise as it takes to The Lake District on May 13.

Manchester Pride will trek across 10 peaks whilst raising funds for the Manchester Pride Community Fund and awareness for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT).

IDAHOT, which will take place on Wednesday May 17, is a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities.  It was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT+ people internationally.

Mark Fletcher
Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive for Manchester Pride, said: “This is a great opportunity to mark one of the most important days of the LGBT calendar in such a special way.  I look forward to seeing who will rise to the challenge and join us in having fun and raising awareness whilst also raising vital funds for LGBT+ causes in Greater Manchester.”

Manchester Pride will head to the Lake District on Saturday May 13 to take part in a gruelling challenge which will see participants aim to complete a 12 mile walk with a hearty 2000m ascent over 10 peaks! The team will be hoping to complete the challenge in just 12 hours so training will most certainly be necessary!

To take part in the challenge, which will include free accommodation and travel to and from the lakes, entrants must raise a minimum of £250 for the Manchester Pride Community Fund.

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