The Committee of Macclesfield Pride are extremely proud this week, as our Vice-Chair and Youth Officer, Sophie Armitt, was chosen as Volunteer of the Year in the Local Hero Awards, supported by Silk FM and Cheshire East! Sophie was the inspiration behind the first ever MaccPride event which took place in July this year, and is now part of a committed team of volunteers organising a year round programme of social events, social action and education to promote equality and celebrate diversity in Macclesfield.


Sophie, a member of the local LGBTQ+ Youth Group called Utopia, had the original idea to stage an event to celebrate equality and diversity in our town, and with the support of youth leaders, family, friends and volunteers, Macclesfield Pride was born!