Hayley Tatum, SVP - People and Exec Sponsor of our Pride CRG said “I’m really excited about the partnership with Diversity Role Models and the launch of this new George Pride range. It’s great to work with a charity who is as passionate as we are about supporting local communities and helping build a truly inclusive culture. We’ve been working with our George Team and the Pride Colleague Resource Group to set up this range and I cannot wait to see how our colleagues get behind this and our Summer of Pride activity to really show our support for our LGBT+ colleagues, customers and communities."
The money donated will go towards DRM’s classroom-based workshops. These involve hosting student workshops featuring LGBT+ or ally role models who speak openly about their lived experiences, building young people’s empathy so they can understand the (often unintended) impact of their language and actions. DRM also train school governors, staff and parents and/or carers.
Diversity Role Models was founded in 2011 and is up and running in London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, North West, West Midlands, Bristol and coming soon to Tyne and Wear. There are 11 members of staff and more than 550 volunteer role models. Patrons include the likes of professional rugby player Gareth Thomas, TV presenter and journalist Clare Balding and writer Stella Duffy. To find out more, visit here.
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