Firefighters and staff supporting Kent’s LGBT Pride events

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) will be taking part in four Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride events this summer, the first is this Saturday, 9 June in Canterbury.

A fire engine will ride in the Canterbury LGBT Pride parade alongside firefighters, staff and their families leaving the Marlowe Theatre forecourt, at 11.30am, through Canterbury High Street to the Dane John Gardens.

LGBTThe day promises to be really good fun with live music, a selection of food and drink stalls and entertainment for all ages.

KFRS’ Director of Operations, Sean Bone-Knell said:

“KFRS is proud to support its diverse communities and workforce. We’re looking forward to being part of the parade and will be sharing safety advice in Dane John Gardens, so please come and talk to us.

“It’s also a great opportunity to find out about the range of job and apprenticeship opportunities with KFRS.”

If you’re not in the Canterbury area this Saturday, why not come to one of the other Kent Pride events and show your support. You can pick up some safety tips at the same time.

  • Margate – Saturday 11 August
  • Folkestone – Saturday 18 August
  • Tunbridge Wells – Date to be confirmed

Sean ended: “Our firefighters and staff take great pride in what they do to help keep the people of Kent and Medway safe. We will be celebrating identity, showing our support for Pride and encouraging others to be proud of who they are and letting people know that we will be here if they need us.


About Canterbury Pride:

An annual parade and festival of music, dancing and fun for LGBT+ people, friends and families.


🚨Official Pride Afterparty / Glitterbomb CanterburyTickets On Sale Now! 🔞

🏳️‍🌈 Parade entry registration on last call! – Not in the parade? Watch from 11.30am as the parade makes its departure from The Marlowe Theatre all the way up the high-street towards the Dane John Gardens 🏳️‍🌈

🙌 Celebrate with us from 12.30 am, as the main stage is opened by the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, the Leader of Canterbury City Council Cllr Cook and MP Rosie Duffield. Then from noon till dusk dance and laugh away at a show hosted by the one and only Delilah Tickles, featuring tributes to Little Mix, Spice Girls, Abba, camp-drag galore and more, with headliners S Club making sure we don’t stop movin’ – set times only available on the day 🎤

More info on the Canterbury Pride page:


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