Hertz, a leading car rental company, has partnered with the UK’s biggest Pride Festival, Brighton & Hove Pride, becoming the event’s first Official Fleet Provider. Hertz UK will provide Brighton & Hove Pride’s organisation team with a fleet of vans for logistics before and during the event. Additionally, community organisations, participants in the Parade and other event organisers will be able to benefit from special vehicle rental rates during the event.
Brighton Pride Festival takes place from 5th to 7th August 2016. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community event has become the UK’s biggest Pride festival with nearly 300,000 people participating in the celebrations across the city last year.
This year’s event, themed ‘Carnival of Diversity: Uniting Nations’, is expected to attract a huge number of participants, spectators and visitors from across Sussex and further afield. According to Tourism South East, the festival is the biggest event and tourist attraction in Brighton,
David Rowlands, General Manager, Hertz UK, commented: “We fully support the values Brighton Pride embraces, as well as its organisers’ fantastic work in celebrating diversity and raising funds for good causes. We wish Brighton & Hove Pride every success in the upcoming celebrations and look forward to providing organisers and participants with their vehicle hire requirements.”
Paul Kemp, Brighton Pride Community Interest Company, said: “Brighton Pride has evolved over the years with more communities coming together to celebrate every aspect of our city, regardless of sexuality, race, gender, age or ability. We are delighted that Hertz UK has partnered with Brighton & Hove Pride. Their support to our organisation team with a fleet of vans is a much needed resource for the event’’.
Last year’s Brighton & Hove Pride Festival raised a record breaking £100,000 for LGBT and HIV organisations and good causes across Sussex. Beneficiaries included Allsorts Youth Project, Lunch Positive, LGBT Community Safety Forum, MindOut, Peer Action and Clare Project.
Information on Hertz Vans available from hertz.co.uk/vans.