K Foley Ltd announced as Pride Carnival corporate sponsor

K Foley Ltd is delighted to announce that it is the main corporate sponsor for the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Pride Carnival.

Taking place in September, K Foley Ltd is supporting the One World, One Heart, One Pride carnival as it prepares to be one of the biggest events in the calendar this year.

Organisers say its success depends upon the financial support of dozens of organisations in sponsorship and other offers of help.

Sponsor K Foley LTD is owned by local businessman Kevin Foley and operates McDonald’s stores at Asda Great Yarmouth, Regent Road and Gapton Hall.

Kevin said he jumped at the chance to support the Pride Carnival, adding: “As a company we are only too pleased to have the opportunity to support this event. It is a fantastic occasion and as a business owner in the area, it matters to me to support the communities our restaurants serve.

“All of us at K Foley are very proud to say we will be the main corporate sponsor and are looking forward to helping and taking part in any way we can.

“Great Yarmouth and Waveney Pride is an important group which works hard to raise awareness for and celebrate the diversity of LGBT communities and K Foley proudly supports and champions that work.”

The carnival has not been held since 2019 due to the pandemic but promises to be bigger and better than ever this year with lots of opportunities for people and businesses to get involved.

Great Yarmouth and Waveney Pride carries out various work within the community, with projects that span community development, education and outreach as well as events and support services.

Lead Chair of Great Yarmouth and Waveney Pride Kyle Hussey said: “Great Yarmouth and Waveney Pride are pleased to be working with K Foley LTD, their sponsorship will help us bring Pride back to Great Yarmouth bigger and better than before. We hope that Great Yarmouth can be a sea of rainbow and colour.”

This year the event will be paying tribute to Kevin Cantwell who was known and loved for his drag act Alexis St Clair.

Kevin, who died earlier this year, is believed to have loved Great Yarmouth as a holiday destination and in tribute the event’s main stage will be named The Alexis St Clair Memorial Stage.

The Pride march will make its way along the seafront before moving up through the town, with organisers saying the carnival will fill the town with pride.

Following the march an outdoor event will be held with a main stage packed with entertainment.

K Foley’s logos will be seen across various merchandise for the event and CEO Kevin said:

“While it’s always good to raise the profile of what we do, it’s far more important to raise the profile of Great Yarmouth and Waveney Pride and to show equal support for everyone who lives in and enjoys the town.”


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