Pride4.jpgCumbria Pride takes place on Saturday (September 24) and North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust wants you to join us on the day.

This year, the event takes place on the Caldew Riverside (Lower Viaduct) Car Park, Viaduct Estate in Carlisle.

NCIC will have a stand at the event where you can find out more about job opportunities at our Trust and sign up to become a member.

Amanda Sutton-Heaton, chair of our LGBT+ staff network group, Lisa Robinson, Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator and William Miskelly, Deputy Lead Governor, will be present on the day to offer advice, sign you up as a member or hand out some goodies.

Our sexual health teams will also be there along with the Viral Hepatitis C team. A van has been booked so Hepatitis C testing can be carried out on site. 

We also have some colourful flyers to give out with links to job vacancies available at our Trust. NCIC is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from people of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities.

Anyone living in Cumbria over the age of 14 can become a member of our Trust, you can choose how much or how little you want to be involved – join today.

The family friendly event takes place between 12pm and 6pm and is free.

Pop star Sonia – famous for her 1989 UK number one hit "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You - will be headlining the event. Some of the other performers include Smashby, Jenny Ball, Ross Alexander, Ailsa McFee, Michael T Ogilvie, P J Taylor, Miss Pearl, Kyle Finn, Stephanie Aird and Allan Jay.

A spokesman for Cumbria Pride said: “Cumbria Pride started with just around 50 invited people attending in 2009, and since then it has grown and grown. It was amazing to move the event to the city centre, seeing the Pride flag flying from the Town Hall.

“But Cumbria Pride continued to grow, growing too big for the town. Our 10th anniversary held in Carlisle Castle was absolutely fantastic an amazing celebration of diversity and unity … but now we've outgrown the Castle too.

“We met with Carlisle City Council back in February who were immensely helpful, and found a perfect venue for us. Large enough so no need for tickets! Flat surface to be more accessible! And close to town to make it easy for everyone to get to.

“We hope you can all come and join us on Saturday at Caldew Riverside (Lower Viaduct) Car Park, Viaduct Estate, Carlisle.”

Find out more at or visit the Cumbria Pride Facebook page.