With only one week before Pride month begins, it has been confirmed that Pride in Surrey have lost everything in the fire which took place over the weekend.
🏳️🌈 They have no pride display or prop materials to use at the outreach events planned in June.
🏳️⚧️ They have lost their entire archive and memorabilia.
🏳️🌈 They have lost all of the props, banners and equipment which was to be used at the main Pride event in Reigate in September.
🏳️⚧️ Please, please donate if you can.
🏳️🌈 We WILL rise from the ashes, but we need your help.
**Update: 22nd May: following the resurgence of the fire theoughout the weekend, Access has informed cilents that the site is a ”total loss” – furthermore Surrey Fire & Resuce has tweeted that the site will be demolished.
Pride in Surrey are not expecting to recover anything from the site. Whilst insurance will cover some of the items stored, some will not be covered.
We are also preparing for a lengthy claims process, which could complete too close to or after Pride in September.
Due to this shortfall, we have increased our funding target to a more realistic snapshot of what has been lost. We aim to publish an overview of what has been lost and values on our website within 48 hours.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us on our journey of rebuilding what we once had.