PHOTOS – Limerick LGBT Pride Fundraising Day for Limerick Marine Search and Rescue

Limerick LGBT Pride Fundraising Day
Members of Limerick LGBT Pride with members of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue at the launch of the Play with Pride’ Fun Charity Match. Picture: Johnny Baynes/ilovelimerick.

Limerick LGBT Pride Fundraising Day is taking place on Saturday May 21 with a fun filled afternoon of activities. Limerick LGBT Pride decided to mark Mental Health Awareness Month and also the first anniversary of the Marriage Equality “Yes Vote” and with three amazing events in one evening to raise much needed funds for Limerick Marine Search and Rescue.

The first event on the agenda is the ‘Play with Pride’ Fun Charity Match, which kicks off in Summerville Rovers at 6pm. This 7-aside match will be like no other you’ve seen before with local drag queens as referees and cheerleaders, there’s set to be loads of laughs for the spectators! Teams who are entering are encouraged to dress in whatever they like as it’s all for an inspirational cause and just a bit of fun! It is €5 to enter per player and a maximum of 10 players per team can enter, with 7 on the pitch and 3 subs. All spectators are encouraged to donate as little as €2 as all proceeds will be going to Limerick Marine, Search and Rescue.

Lisa Daly, Chairperson of Limerick LGBT Pride committee said, “We chose to support Limerick Marine Search and Rescue as they are a key part in tracing missing people in Limerick. They give so much to the people of Limerick and we wanted to give back to them. The River Shannon is the lifeforce of Limerick and this organisation keeps it safe for all of us. This year Limerick LGBT Pride is about supporting all communities in Limerick, as ultimately we are all one, that why our hashtag for the Pride Festival this year is #UnitedColoursofLimerick.”

But the night doesn’t stop there, following the  ‘Play with Pride’ Fun Charity Match and trophy presentation by a special guest, all players and spectators are invited to Strokers bar where there will be finger food, spot prizes for best-dressed and best player and a raffle. There’ll also be a few words said by the organizers of the evening and a member of staff from Limerick Marine Search and Rescue.

After all the fun, food and games the Limerick Pride Fundraising Day will end in an all night dance party which they’ve named “Sealed with a Kiss” in Club Milk at 11pm. Anyone who is attending is invited to wear all white as it’s a UV party so you’ll stand out in the crowd! All money collected at the door will be donated to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue as well as Belong to Youth Services.

This is set to be a really great afternoon and night filled with loads of laughs and giggles as well as raising loads of money for the phenomenal Limerick Marine Search and Rescue. We hope to see you all there!

This years Limerick LGBT Pride Festival takes place from Monday July 11 to Sunday July 17 with the Pride Parade taking place on Saturday July 16. For more info please visit www.LimerickPride.ie.

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