The Chichester depot of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has become an official sponsor of this year’s Chichester Pride 2023 day of celebration.

Having operated in the area for over 175 years, the business says it is proud to be a Chichester Pride 2023 sponsor and show its commitment to promoting the festival's core values of inclusivity, individuality, respect and unity.

The company has a track record of supporting local events and initiatives, and it sees its sponsorship of Chichester Pride as a further testament to its dedication to making a positive impact on the communities it serves. The event, which is happening only for the second time in the city, is due to take place on 27 May. 

Pride events around the world, which are days of celebration for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and other members of the LGBTQ+ community, commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, which are considered to be the catalyst of the modern-day gay liberation movement. 

Thanks to the support from local businesses and organisations like Covers, Chichester Pride organisers are able to make this year's event bigger and better than ever before.

Jonny Clines, Sponsorship Co-Ordinator for Chichester Pride, commented: “We are delighted that Covers are joining us to bring our family-friendly, inclusive event to Chichester for a second year.

“Chichester Pride 2023 will be bigger and better with improved infrastructure and a fantastic line up of entertainment and activities.

“This would not be possible without the support of local businesses who share our values and we would like to thank Covers for their contribution. It is wonderful to have this show of support from such a well-known company operating in the city.”

Henry Green, Managing Director of Covers, added: “Chichester Pride is about bringing people together and, as a company, we are committed to making a positive impact in the areas we operate. We are delighted to be showing our support to the local LGBTQ+ community by becoming a Chichester Pride 2023 event sponsor.

“Chichester Pride 2022 was fantastic, and we’re sure this year will be even bigger. We will be promoting the event in our Chichester branch to all our customers, and we hope everyone enjoys the day.”