2 Chefs Catering

We are two professinal chef´s and have decided to put wheels on our kitchen - serving fresh tasty homemade street food from our blue food van.

We tailor make our menus to each event so come along and see what is cooking.

6th Form College Pride Society

The Pride Society at the City of Stoke on Trent 6th Form College is a student led group for students who identify as LGBTQ+, those who are questioning their gender and/or sexuality, as well as LGBTQ+ allies. The society is supported by a member of staff.

The students meet weekly and their meetings include discussions, guest speakers, lively debates, sharing of stories, and video gaming.

Affordable Foods UK

Did you know?

Every year in the UK over 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away into landfill, but it´s all perfectly edible.

We specialise in surplus and short-dated stock, food that is either near or past its ´best before´ date - allowing us to pass on huge savings to our customers and prevent further landfill.

Our aim is to reduce the pressure off food banks, prevent further waste and simple support our local communities!

Alice Charity

Latest statistics state that 17% of all children living in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and 25% of all children living in Stoke-On-Trent reside in low income families.

It is widely acknowledged that a childhood spent in poverty adversely impacts education, occupation, income and ill health. Alice Charity´s vision is to help these vulnerable families by providing an accessible service ensuring those most in need build confidence, take control and find purpose.

Not everyone´s family is as fortunate as yours so our mandate is to transform families, empowering those most in need to improve their own circumstances for both this generation and the next in order to create long term sustainability.

All That Glitter

All that Glitter offers a wide variety of glitter body art including festival style glitter face and body make-up and glitter tattoos with some unique designs for Pride. We only use cosmetic grade hypo-allergenic products and we are fully insured and DBS checked. We are experienced in working with children and absolutely love what we do. We are available for parties and events of all kinds, community events, Wedding, Birthday, Corporate and private hire. Whether you have a big party planned or are going to an important event and you need some extra sparkle we have a package for you. Just get in touch and we will be happy to send you a personal quote tailored to your needs. Based in North Staffordshire we cover a large area from the West Midlands to Yorkshire and Lancashire. All that Glitter supports a local Biddulph charity - The Green Tree House

Amanda´s Candles

A consummate Craft person with a slightly wicked streak , I enjoy using Colours and Smells to enhance people's homes ....... I love challenges & I love being able to make Candles and Work with Clay ...... Based in Congleton I source the best Soy wax and oils to ensure a better burn . A Firm belief in everyone is entitled to a bit of a laugh and nice things regardless of their income , gender , lifestyle . So many people take life far to seriously , .......so come and look at my Wares

  • Retail

Art Brasil

ART BRASIL is a non profit Brazilian arts organsation based in North Staffordshire.

We believe in the positive social impact that Brazil's rich cultural heritage promotes and are committed to bringing together children, young people and adults from all walks of life and offering new opportunities through Brazilian Arts.

ART BRASIL's Carnival Drummers & Dancers perform around the Staffordshire region and beyond, bringing events to life with toe tapping moves and grooves.

Art Shop

Staffordshire University´s own Art Shop with a great supply of Arts and Crafts materials- open to the general public too !

The Body Shop

We´re forever against animal testing and have been since day one. But it´s still happening, so join us and @CrueltyFreeInternational in our fight and sign the petition.

Experience The Body Shop At Home™ and be rewarded with free products and exclusive offers when you host a party! Work from home and be your own boss with the The Body Shop At Home™. Find out all the ways you will be rewarded today!

Bread In Common

Bread in Common is delighted to be returning to Stoke Pride with our wood fired pizza oven. Catering for vegetarians we offer simply a margherita style pizza or garlic and oil topped bread. All on our hand crafted bases, made using Italian flour, olive oil and baked off in real flames!

No additives, just good, real food.

Every pizza helps supports our community real bread bakery and the arts in Stoke-on-Trent. #Stokeculture

Bread in Common is part of B arts (registered charity number 1068736)

72 Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7RB.

Cambridge Weight Plan

Cambridge Weight Plan is an evidence based flexible weight-loss programme that is suitable for both men and women. We are trained Consultants who work with individuals on a one-to-one basis using meal replacement products, or a combination of meal replacement products and food to help individuals reach and maintain their goal weight. We offer weekly weigh ins and support via telephone / messenger and a closed Facebook support group. We provide a mobile service across Staffordshire and parts of Cheshire and Shropshire, where we will come to you.

Alternatively you can come to us on a Tuesday night at Stafford Weight Loss Centre. There aren´t any contracts or hidden fees, you just pay for the products - all of which cost less than a medium fancy coffee on the High Street.

Interested? Come and see us on the day or find out more about us from our Facebook page or Cambridge Weight Plan website.

The Carers Hub

Putting Carers at the heart of our service : Our mission is to improve the lives of all carers and their families through personalised advice and support. This means we will listen to you and help you identify your needs in order to involve you in the design of services and workshops

Community Drug & Alcohol Service

If you or someone you care about is struggling with the impact of drugs or alcohol then we´re here to help you. We offer support to adults, young people, carers, partners and families who live in Stoke-on-Trent to make a positive and sustainable change to their lives and the community they live in.

Stoke-on-Trent Community Drug & Alcohol Service is a free service commissioned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. We are a partnership service made up of three organisations; Addaction, BAC O´Connor and North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust. We have joined forces in Stoke-on-Trent to help people improve their lives by reducing the negative impact that drugs and alcohol can have on people and communities.

Challenge North Staffs

Challenge North Staffs is the local hate crime partnership. We work to eliminate hate incidents in North Staffordshire so that all members of the community can live in peace, free from fear, hate and abuse. To that end, we encourage people to report hate incidents to the Police and ourselves.

In suitable cases we can offer support and advocacy to people who are victims of hate crime.

We give talks in schools and to other organisations to raise awareness of the effects of hate crime.

Chameleon Jewellery & Accessories

Everything you need to provide that perfect gift for you and your rainbow family.

Trendy Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Asexual, Bear, Leather and Transgender items at a great price.

We at Chameleon Jewllery and Accessories make sure we meet our customers needs not just by the quality and the variety of products, but the delivery and customer service too.

Concurrent Planning

Independent Adoption Agencies Caritas Care and Adoption Matters Concurrent Planning service is a joint initiative and the largest service of its kind in the country. The partnership has successfully placed more than 70 babies and young children with Concurrent Carers in the past 3 years and are looking for more people to come forward to give babies and young children the best start in life and the chance of a permanent family through adoption. Concurrent planning is an alternative route to adoption combining both fostering and adoption together to achieve the best outcomes for very young babies and children. With this innovative service rehabilitation to birth family is a possible outcome, however, if this is not possible the outcome is adoption.

Approved as both foster carers and adopters, the child is placed in foster care with the concurrent carers until the decision regarding their future is made by the courts, the child will then either be adopted by the concurrent carers or returned to birth parents.

We are now recruiting both couples and single people in the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire area.

Crazy Cow Coffee

Founded in 2011, Crazy Cow Coffee is a family run business specialising in providing great coffee from our mobile units at events around the North West area. Our fully trained baristas will expertly prepare espresso based coffee, fine teas, deluxe hot chocolate and our renowned Crazy Cow Shakes.

The Cultural Sisters

The Cultural Sisters is a participatory arts organisation using creative processes to engage with people of all ages, abilities and cultural and social backgrounds to provide high quality enjoyable, creative experiences with visually interesting and beautiful results.

Our arts and crafts skills include textiles, printmaking, carnival arts, costume design and performance, sculpture, site decor, photography, film and animation, graffiti art, lantern making, and mosaic. The Cultural Sisters also collaborate with other creative professionals to meet the requirements of individual projects.

Douglas MacMillan Hospice

The Dougie Mac Hospice provides all hospice services free of charge to over 3,000 patients with life-limiting illnesses each year in the North Staffordshire area, also giving supportive care to their families and carers. We help people living with cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illnesses such as advanced heart failure, motor neurone disease and incurable lung diseases.


TWe want to start off by telling you a bit about ourselves and tell you how DYKKE came about. We are Kayleigh (left) & Katy (right), hence the double K within DYKKE. We´re a bit obsessed with K&K, and passionate about making sure we are at the forefront of our brand. We have been together almost 4 years and have been inseparable since the day we met. DYKKE came about when Kayleigh was frustrated at not being able to buy clothes that fit her curves and Katy was frustrated at the boring colours you find within men´s clothes shops. We knew there was a gap in the market for lesbian clothing, so that´s when we decided to put pen to paper and start designing clothes that we would wear for any occasion. We knew we wanted to make a statement with the name, but also make sure that the name meant something to us. As you know, the word dyke is another name for a lesbian, but to us its more than that. Katy´s family name is Dyke and because we are family orientated we wanted to put that element in to our brand. As mentioned before, we´re obsessed with K&K so it just felt right to have a double K within DYKKE, still keeping the family element but also putting our stamp on it. We know that some people may be offended by the name, and will have their own reasons for not liking it, but to us it represents who we are and it means so much more. We hope you can see past the way ignorant people use the word dyke and see what we´re trying to achieve, and that is making a brand that represents lesbians of all ages and cultures. We want to create styles that stand out from the crowd and colours that go beyond the norm. Our aim is to bring quality products to our customers that are affordable and long lasting. We hope to bring you new products on a regular basis, so your style can stay fresh and you can be at the top of your game. Please follow us on our socials as they will be the best place to find out our updates, and if you want to say hey or have some feedback then please drop us a message.

Emmaus Potteries

Emmaus Potteries is a local homelessness charity that was established in February 2017. We took over the ownership of Furniture Mine from Aspire Housing in September 2017. We are now developing the furniture re-use business whilst at the same developing the essential residential element to house our companions & become a fully-fledged Emmaus community.

As with hundreds of Emmaus communities around the UK, Europe & across the world, Emmaus Potteries is a unique charity that enables people to move on from homelessness by providing work and a home in a supportive, family environment.

The Emmaus community is underpinned by solidarity to support & give back to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Escape Room

The Escape Room in Newcastle; Where you and your crew are locked in one of our 5 theme rooms for an hour, and you've got that time to solve all the puzzles and Escape!

Gala Bingo

For nearly twenty years Gala Bingo has been the UK´s most loved and trusted bingo operator. Gala bingo are the Happymakers to the nation. We´re all about entertainment, a sense of community and having fun, with over 143 clubs, 5 million members, and paying out prizes across retail and online of over £42 million per week


Gaylife is a sexual health and lifestyle support service created especially for the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Stoke-on-Trent, and for those questioning their sexuality or gender identity.


Stoke-on-Trent´s premier LGBTQ nightclub offer two bars in the main arena for all you alcoholic and soft refreshments. Feel like partying through the night? Don´t forget to purchase your discounted evening wristband and join us at the club through till 6am!

Green Griddle

GreenGriddle is Staffordshire´s first healthy eating takeaway and meal prep company. You no longer have to put up with eating processed, mass produced foods full of salt and chemicals; you can now eat clean and quickly. We use the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients in all our meals and are dedicated to bringing you the best healthy, nutritious meals to help you reach your fitness goals; be it weight loss, bulking up or maintaining a healthier lifestyle. With over 10 years experience in the health and fitness industry, we know how important diet is to improving your lifestyle. No more boring sandwiches, vol-au-vents or ´Garlic bread´ as Peter Kay would say! We only provide premium, clean, healthy and simply stunning food.Professional, quality service with a personal touch.

Greyhound Gap

Each year hundreds of healthy greyhounds and lurchers are needlessly put to sleep in the UK and this figure is repeated throughout many countries in the world, the lucky ones make it into rescue.

Greyhound Gap´s primary role is to actively take in, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and lurchers who find themselves in a ´put to sleep´ situation in UK pounds - rehoming around 150 dogs a year. We are lucky enough to have our own kennelling facilities and can have 40-50 dogs with us any one time. We also have access to experienced foster homes for a further 30-40 dogs. All of the dogs in our care undergo a thorough assessment which, in turn, allows us to match each dog to the right home. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for parasites prior to rehoming as well as receiving a full vet check and any other necessary treatment.

For Stoke-on-Trent Pride 2018, we´ll be putting on a very special dogshow. Bring along your best four legged friend to enter

Ivy Bank Honey Bees

Ivy Bank Honey Bees is the creation of Mrs B who started by keeping bees and moved on to creating beautiful skin care and household products that you will love. All these products are sold under the name Mrs B´s Wax Wares and created in Wales. Each product has been lovingly crafted to be kind to both you and the environment.

JTF Wholesale

JTF has 12 massive stores located across the country and online, offering the lowest price guaranteed on everything including garden, home, furniture, electrical, DIY, food, drink and so much more.


At Juniper Training we support 16-24 year olds in gaining skills, qualifications and experience to progress into traineeships, apprenticeships, further education and employment. At our small centre based in Hanley, we work with a diverse group of individuals who are keen to kick start their careers and overcome any barriers they may have faced before.

Whether you need help with your Maths and English, CV, career guidance, interview prep, work experience or anything in between, please pop over to our lovely pink gazebo for a chat! All of our courses are free to join and students may be eligible for bursary payments too. We´d love to meet you and discuss how we can help!

KatD Facepainting

photography provided by: Andreas Christaki

I have been a qualified Make up Artiste since 2005. I have delivered my creative style of body art to lots of local clients, including theatre, music videos, film and art performances. Recently I worked with Fiona Wood to deliver at body paint that highlighted the gendered body, which was showed at Staffordshire University. We continue to work together on a new and wonderful artistic projects.

My style of body art is big, bright, bold and full of sparkle. My most reckonisable work is my flowers & rainbows. I adore to paint on everyone and everything, including vehicles to animals.

At the moment I am a Art & Design teacher at Created Acedamy, which I find completely rewarding. i think i have painted most of my students once.

LGBT Lsbour

LGBT Labour is a socialist society affiliated to the Labour Party in the United Kingdom. The purpose of this organisation is to campaign within the Labour Party and wider Labour movement to promote the rights LGBT+ individuals, as well as to encourage members of the LGBT+ community to support the Labour Party.

Liverpool Pride

Liverpool Pride formed in 2010 in response to the LGBT+ communities´ outcry in the wake of the homophobic murder of young gay man Michael Causer, and since then we have produced an annual festival to raise awareness of LGBT+ lives. 2018 marks 10 years since Michael's passing and we'll be remembering him during the festival on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July.

Mermaids UK

Being transgender can be incredibly isolating both for the person and the family who support them. Don´t be alone, reach out to Mermaids who can put you in touch with others. Make new friends and share experiences.

Mimmo´s Italian Kitchen

Having had Restaurants for 31 years we decided to buy a ´Catering Truck ´. We produce home-made Traditional Italian Dishes using the finest local organic produce wherever possible. Charging Ordinary Prices for Extraordinary Food.

New Leaf Health

Newleaf is not a ´Trans Social Group´ as such. It is primarily a free confidential ´listening and signposting service´ to listen and record any concerns or issues about health and/or social care that Transgender people may be experiencing.

Just as Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent works with all members of the public who wish to have their voices heard we wish to empower Transgender people to tell their ´story´ on what their life is really like as a Trans person and be able to report any concerns without fear or prejudice. We record health and social care concerns and signpost where appropriate. We share trends and themes on an anonymous basis in a bid to support positive change.

University Hospitals of North Midlands

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) is one of the biggest employers in the region with more than 11,000 staff. The Trust provides services to more than one million patients a year from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital, Stafford. UHNMs services include the Major Trauma Centre, Childrenís Centre and Cancer Centre. It also has the fifth biggest Cardiology Service in the UK.

North Midlands LGBT Older People´s Group

Set up in 2009, the group aims to offer mutual peer support in a non-judgemental way for the benefit of its members, with the principal objective of counteracting social isolation and loneliness.

We try to be an inclusive rather than exclusive group open to all older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who share our aims and objectives, and endeavour to operate with transparency and integrity.

We encourage the building of friendships with the objective of establishing mutual social support networks to create a sense of community.

Currently we have a two year programme of creative workshops and outings funded by the People´s Health Trust. So far we have enjoyed creating pottery, printmaking and baking all sorts of amazing breads. We have visited Trentham Gardens, the opening night of Treasure Island at the New Vic and collaborated in a joint celebration of LGBT History Month by promoting a performance of Project Adorno´s ´Jarman in Pieces´

We will be supporting the monthly events linked to the first ever LGBTQ Art Exhibition currently showing at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery - ´Creative Rage´

North Staffs Carers Association

North Staffs Carers support unpaid (informal) Carers from the ages of 8 upwards in their caring role across North Staffordshire.

We offer information, training and ongoing support, in the most appropriate way, to Carers of all ages, ensuring that each case is treated in a confidential manner.

In addition, we offer information and training to professionals who come into contact with informal Carers and look to facilitate communication and consultation between informal Carers and the purchasers and providers of services. We seek and represent the views of informal Carers on the planning and delivery of services and we continue to strive to identify and implement opportunities to improve our service to Carers.

The support we can offer to informal Carer can be telephone support in the way of befriending, one to one intense support, groups and activities and helping to fill out and understand benefits.

We network with many professionals from various roles that range from cancer support to having a solicitor on site once a month to give free legal advice to informal Carers.

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is the local mental health and learning disability Trust for North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. We provide services in the home, community and hospital to around 470,000 people of all ages in Stoke-on-Trent and across North Staffordshire. We also provide specialist inpatient and day-patient care to children across the West Midlands who are suffering severe or complex mental health conditions, and substance misuse services to people throughout Staffordshire.

Our vision is "To be Outstanding" - in all we do and how we do it. We are on a journey towards that vision that we call "Towards Outstanding". We were delighted in February 2017 to be rated as a 'Good' organisation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - who told us we were the fastest improving mental health trust in the country. In March 2018, we received the news that all of our services have been rated by the CQC as either ´Good´ or ´Outstanding´. This makes us best rated mental health trust across the whole of the Midlands and East of England and third highest in the whole country.

Of course, our ´Towards Outstanding´ ambition extends to our intention to be outstanding in relation to diversity and inclusiveness throughout our organisation. This means providing our services to service users and carers in a truly inclusive manner in which all individuals feel valued, cared for and cared about in equal measure, as well as creating a workplace where all our employees feel welcome, supported and integral to delivering the best of services the Trust can offer.

As part of our ´Proud to be LGBT inclusive´ approach, the Trust regularly supports Stoke-on-Trent Pride as a key event in our annual calendar where we can engage with our local communities and share information about our services and working in the Trust, as well as importantly raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing. Come and see us at our stall on 16th June..!

Nui´s Kitchen

Nui's Kitchen provides top quality and 100% fresh Thai cuisine, either by Nui cooking her sumptuous fine dining dinner parties from peoples homes and event venues or from our purpose built, quirky, Thai catering trailer. However you receive Nui's food you can be sure of eating some of the finest Thai food available in the UK.

Nui grew up in the far north east of Thailand, where fresh food and locally harvested spices and herbs are sourced from the Jungles surrounding the villages (as they still are today). This style of cooking was and still is a true way of life for all the families in these rural jungle locations. Nui now brings this amazing food to share with her customers in the UK and the demand for her amazing talent just grows and grows. Her menues are exciting and varied, introducing many curries unheard of in the UK but once tasted, they just return for more. Many of Nui´s ingredients still come from her home region and she makes all dishes, including sauces 100% from scratch.

Nui is realy excited to be trading at the 2018 Stoke Pride Festival and is looking forward to feeding and meeting many of you on the day">

Pinkies Hog Roast, BBQ & Grill

Fancy some tasty pork with all the trimmings, head on over to our pitch for a fantastic treat.

Open Expression

Open Expression is an ecumenical Christian worship community which offers a warm welcome to people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning , Intersex, Asexual and all who seek an inclusive Church.

We meet on the first Sunday of the month at;

The Summer St. Centre

Home of Stoke Baptist Church,

Foden Street,

Stoke-on-Trent. ST4 4BU

Doors open 6:00pm

Service starts 6:30pm

That´s Pawfect

That´s Pawfect is a small, friendly, local business with the key focus of providing flexible, professional and safe Dog Walking and pet care Services in and around the Trentham/Stoke on Trent/Staffordshire area. We also pride ourselves in selling excellent quality pet products, which have been sourced in the UK.

The That's Pawfect team understand the importance of having the right tools to do a good job and that´s why we have taken our time to source high quality pet products to help ourselves and all our clients. We aim to stock products that are designed by UK companies with strong ethical and environmental policies. Where possible, the items we sell are made from natural, renewable and recycled materials, making products that are better for your pets and better for the environment.

The Popcorn Kart

Popcorn made Fresh ....with a Twist ...... Traditional Sweet or various Savoury flavours for the brave at heart ........

Come along and try our Rainbow Popcorn and Rainbow Glitter Candyfloss supporting Stoke-on-Trent Pride

The Princess & The Pumpkin

Welcome to The Princess and The Pumpkin!

Creating for you handcrafted pieces inspired by Fairy tales, Folklore, Traditions and Imagination. From Fairies to Gnomes, home decor to bespoke gifts, we take pride in our designs, making sure that care is in every detail.

Our specialty lies in custom pieces, personalised items and one of a kind gifts

Rainbow Therapy Guidance & Healing

Rainbow: Therapy, Guidance and Healing will be offering Tarot Readings, Indian Head Massages and a retail stall featuring our Healing Woods range, nature based products such as lavender bags, mother nature sculptures, driftwood tea-lights, candles, incense sticks, tumblestone crystals and chakra balancing jewellery.


Samaritans know that sometimes life gets tough. At times when things are getting on top of you, Samaritans are always there to listen. We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way - whatever´s getting to you. Our lines are staffed entirely by volunteers and we are recruiting now for our next intake. You can make an amazing difference at Samaritans helping to support people when they need someone to talk to or they are going through a difficult time in their life. We welcome and value every volunteer, from all walks of life. Come along to meet us to find out more


We are a registered charity based in North Staffordshire. We provide support for anyone who has experienced or is affected by any form of sexual violence including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, 'honour' related violence and childhood sexual abuse, whether recently or in the past.

Slush Puppies & Candy Cables

Cool down with our Slush, chose from a variety of flavours Inc bubblegum, strawberry & raspberry.

Perfect on a hot summer day!

  • Food & Drink

Squid Inc.Giftware

Tentacle kisses! Squid Inc. Giftware is a handmade gift store run entirely my me (Jenn) and my Hubby Ewan. I decided to start out my little venture when I tied the knot with my Viking Hubby back in 2016, as we are a bit of a strange couple we struggled to find anything we liked for our wedding, so we made it all ourselves!

We make a variety of awesome gifts, from jewellery, glassware and accessories to original art work and photographs. You will probably see that I have an obsession with all things mermaid and tentacle related, so if you are like me, pop over for a visit!

Staffordshire Buddies

Staffordshire Buddies is the HIV and Sexual Health Charity for Stoke and Staffordshire. Its Centre is in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

The mission of the Charity is to promote health and well-being within the areas of sexual health, particularly HIV; as well as supporting individuals with issues around gender and sexual identity by the provision of care, support, education, advice, information and advocacy

Staffordshire County Council

You can Foster and Adopt with Staffordshire County Council

At Staffordshire County Council, we believe that all children have the right to a secure, stable and loving home. We are looking for adopters and foster carers who can offer love and understanding and be there to support our children through childhood and beyond.

All our children are different; different ages, genders, ethnicities and personalities. But they all have one thing in common. They need stability, consistency and a loving family environment so they can develop and grow.

Right now in Staffordshire we need people to care for babies and children from birth to 18 years. However we have a particular need for adopters and foster carers for sibling groups of 2 or 3 children, children with additional needs or from ethnic minority backgrounds.

We look forward to meeting everyone at Stoke Pride 2018 but if you canít wait and want information now please visit care4child.org or call 0800 169 2061

Staffordshire Police

Our award winning support association not only provides a social network for staff who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans but supports the force in delivering the best possible service to our LGB&T communities in Staffordshire.

Staffordshire University

As a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Staffordshire University are proud to be sponsoring Stoke-on-Trent Pride 2018. As the Connected University, we are dedicated to the success of students, staff and partners and remain committed to building connected communities through creativity, equality, diversity and inclusivity across our campuses. We provide a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and distance learning courses, covering fine art, computing, film & media, nursing, esports, games design and many more.

Step on board our Great Minds Bus to immerse yourself in the Staffordshire University experience and the activities of the LGBT+ Staff Network and Student Union groups.

Staffordshire Saxons

The Staffordshire Saxons Ladies American Football team is a young team with a clear vision. We are a community team set up by women, for women. We pride ourselves on being a very inclusive team, playing the fastest growing sport in the country and it is our aim to get as many women no matter their age, background, or ability playing this great team sport and joining the Saxon Horde.

From our historically rooted name to our activates within our communities, we show pride in everything we do, whether that be practicing weekly or taking part in community events, the Saxons make sure promoting women in sports as well as health and welling for all is at the heart of everything we do.

Stoke-on-Trent Fostering

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Fostering Team are actively recruiting foster carers from in and around Stoke-on-Trent.

If you are considering becoming a foster carer then please get in touch.

Find us using the links below.

A life can be changed. You can be the difference.

Stoke Panthers Badminton Club

Stoke Panthers Badminton Club for LGBTQ players & friends within the Stoke & surrounding area. We are an all inclusive badminton club welcoming players of all ages & abilities. We pride ourself on having a relaxed & friendly attitude to playing badminton. New members are always welcome without the need to pre-book. We will introduce you to other members & get you familiar with the game.

Club sessions take place weekly on a Thursday evening 7.30-8.30pm @ the MAC sports and leisure, Trent Vale.


Sumina Silk Arts

Welcome to Sumina Silk Art. We are two cousins who share a passion for art and creativity. Between us we have a background in ceramics, sculpture, watercolour and mixed media paintings. We got together to form Sumina Silk Art after seeing this creative and fun experience in America. It is both exhilarating and relaxing whilst you create your own artpiece....oh and did we mention, it's totally addictive! Experience the joy of Marbling and create your own unique piece of beautiful art on a silk scarf, fabric, paper or silk flowers...anyone can try this out. Water Marbling originated from an ancient Japanese art form called Suminagashi, which translated means ´floating ink´. Other cultures adopted and developed water marbling techniques e.g. Ebru.The fun begins as you first choose your colours and then drop the paint into the water trays. Next, using rakes, combs and stylus, you create your own unique design watching the colours swirl and evolve into intricate patterns. You can create hearts, flowers or any shape you like, just let your creativity loose! Then place your art on to your silk scarf, fabric, paper or flowers...voila!! We also have ready made silk scarves, silk flower bouquets, cards and fabrics if you would prefer to buy a unique piece of artwork created by us.

Join us in our studio for fun and creativity on one of our workshops or for your own special requirements. We are also available for parties, bridal parties and weddings, children parties, corporate events and more.

Sweetjoy Sweetjoy

Sweet cones, sweet trees, sweet cakes, for weddings, parties, birthdays, special occasions or just because you fancy a sweet treat!


Tesco´s "Bags of Help" scheme supports local groups & charities all over the country. We as Community Champions support communities in many ways, but it´s great to support Stoke-in-Trent Pride at an event that many of our colleagues attend ......So PLEASE visit our Tesco Stall .....SNAP up a Bargain .....and SUPPORT STOKE-on-TRENT PRIDE 2018


Trans-Staffordshire is a grassroots organisation to bring the trans community of Stoke & Staffordshire together organising safe and confidential spaces and provide opportunities for trans people to meet socially, provide support and offer peer advice for trans people navigating the legal and medical course surrounding transition.

Our SOFFA (Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies) group offers a secret & closed facebook group for parents, family of transgender people to find support as well as offering a 4 weekly meeting in Hanley or Newcastle.

We have done training for the CPS, Entrust, Forster carers, Stafford College, Stoke 6 form and NHS any money raised from training goes to running the groups.

Trans-Staffordshire is the only Trans-gender support group in Staffordshire which is recognized as a not-for-profit. This year we have received Lottery funding for the work we do to go towards setting up an office as well as helping continue the support we offer.


TruNinja has finally arrived in Hanley and we´re proud to support the LGBTQ+ Community and Stoke Pride 2018.

TruNinja is a brand new revolutionary assault course that brings together fun, fitness and adventure for all ages. We have Open Ninja sessions that allow you to fully explore the course and tackle the huge selection of Ninja obstacles while homing in your skills. The course has varied difficulty levels and is suitable for ages 4 and above so everyone can progress through to becoming a TruNinja.

We´ll be joining you all at Pride, looking for anyone who thinks they have what it takes to become a Ninja recruit and take on the ultimate challenge!

Utility Warehouse

You can reduce your household bills by letting us supply your phone, broadband, mobiles, gas, electricity and earn cashback on your everyday shopping.

V Artistry

Specialising in Bespoke Henna for any Occasion

V Fresh Catering

Come and sample the best in street food and get you all day Pride breakfast and other quality fast food from this festival regular.

V´s Cakes& Cookies

V´s Cakes and Cookies are a small home based hobby turned business and have been trading for around 4 years. We bake delicious home made cakes and cookies at affordable prices, sourcing the best quality ingredients to ensure our customers come back for more. We mainly trade at local craft sales and outdoor events as well as offer made to order cakes and local delivery service.

This is the first time that V´s Cakes and Cookies have held a stall at Stoke Pride Festival and we are really looking forward to it.

Wendyhouse Rocks

I´ve been trading 6 years now, and looking forward to many more! I make a variety of jewellery, handbags, shoes, candles, night lights, glasses, mugs and much more! All the previous can all be made to custom order - hit me up, I just love a challenge!

Also, following my first trip to beautiful India, I also,import a range of men´s and ladies clothing , and household furnishings including cushions, wall hangings and rugs.

If there´s anything you´d like to ask me, please check out my Facebook group and pop me a message. Looking forward to meeting you all at Stoke Pride 2018!

Wish Upon A Sparkle

What could be better than great music, amazing food, good company and of course, fabulous festival makeup! It´s clear to see that we embrace the sparkle all year round, but for many, their inner sparkle goddess is reserved only for festival season. And why not? Festivals are, after all, the most magical places on earth, so everyone there should look magical! There´s nothing we love more than seeing people covered head to toe in festival glitter! We love festival season because it´s the one time you can go all out and create beautiful shimmering looks with festival makeup that will make you feel like a mythical goddess!

Xercise 4 Less

We know the one thing that keeps our members motivated is seeing real results. That´s why we don´t just help you set gym goals, we help you smash them.

Young Epilepsy Staffordshire

Young Epilepsy Staffordshire are a regional volunteer group of Young Epilepsy, which are a national charity. They Have over 100 years expertise we provide world class diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation for children and young people with epilepsy. They also undertake research into the condition and how it can be treated.

The unique blend of specialist services includes a school, college and residential services providing education and healthcare for children and young people with epilepsy, autism and other neurological conditions.

They also provide a range of support and information for parents, children and young people and training for professionals. It campaigns for better access to, and quality of, health and education services, and to raise awareness and increase understanding of epilepsy.

Our local volunteers help local children living with Epilepsy, Our work includes raising awareness days in schools and donating resources for our local Epilepsy support nurse. 1 in 5 school children are diagnosed and we want to raise awareness to ensure they get the best quality of life possible. We want to organise events so the youngsters can meet up and have a sense of belonging. I set the group up as my 12yr old son was diagnosed two years ago and we want to help other children deal with the difficulties this condition brings.

We realise we are not as big as some of the local charities but we are very passionate.

Younger Mind North Staffs

Younger Mind offers emotional support to young people aged up to 18 years who live in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire including the Staffordshire Moorlands.

We support young people who are experiencing emotional difficulties. These could be:

  • family arguments
  • bullying
  • worrying about school and/or exams
  • feeling depressed or sad
  • feeling anxious
  • worries about sexuality
  • being abused or neglected
  • self-harming behaviour and much more
  • 2018 Sponsors

    Without whom the event would not be possible