How It All Began
Silloth pride was the brainchild of Owen Martin & friends.
After coming out to his family and friends, they suggested organizing a Pride in Silloth. It didn’t take much persuasion for him to go for it. Having organized events for over 10 years, he had the contacts and knowledge on where to start. But this was his first Pride event.
He set off by contacting Pride for advice and direction. Soon after he set up a Facebook page and asked for people to get involved. Owen and his partner Joe asked Silloth Rotary Club, for whom he was President of the club. There was great support from fellow Rotarians. They set up a working group with Rotarians and friends of Rotary.
It was soon apparent that there was a lot of support and enthusiasm about this event. They involved the local emergency services, our MP Sue Hayman and local borough council. Organizations and businesses from across Cumbria and beyond contacted us to get involved. It was fabulous!