On 7 February 2012 the fifth Proud of Stockport awards were held at Stockport Town Hall ballroom to honour some of the Borough’s unsung heroes.
Pure’s Paul Holloway caught up with host broadcaster Gordon Burns, Leader of Stockport Council Dave Goddard, County boss James Gannon and some of the winners including;
Jackie Wood from Reddish charity Arc (Life Changing Award)
Hannah Whitley (Stockport Sports Personallity of the Year)
Joe Barratt from Screen Stockport (Young Citizen of the Year)
Sarah Pritchard from Cafe Unity (Volunteering Champion)
Chrissie Ince from H3 (Enterprising Citizen)
Linda Lee from Rainbow 88 (Community Spirited Organisation)
Sculptor John Blakeley (Ambassador for Stockport)
February is LGBT History Month. Last week Blackshaws Cafe in Stockport marketplace played host to an event about HIV and AIDS, in the UK and abroad. The evening saw presentations from Body Positive North West and Age Concern.
At the end of the evening, Under the Rainbow caught up with Sam de Croy from Body Positive, and asked him about the current situation on HIV in the local LGBT community.