Malton's first Pride event hailed a success as £2,500 raised
Malton's first Pride event has been hailed a huge success as tickets sold out days in advance.
The event, which celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride with singers and entertainers, was pulled together by organisers Claire Marsh, Lucy Alexander and Nicole Vogwill in just a few weeks.
Singer Em Louise, accompanied by Christ Austin, entertained crowds alongside "larger than life" Drag Queens Clair Mydia and Sylvia Sukalot.
Nicole Vogwill, organiser, said: “What started as discussion for a small event to launch my new empowerment photography studio in Malton turned into this amazing, first of its kind, Malton Pride celebration.
"We were a little nervous to see what the response would be, but in days of tickets going on sale we knew it was going to be great."
A total of £2,500 was raised for the campaign, Bring Dementia Out, a programme run by the LGBT Foundation that provides specialist support and training to those caring for people living with dementia in the LGBTQ+ community.
The Ham & Cheese pub at Scagglethorpe hosted the event on Saturday, July 10. Organisers said "the response was amazing".
Organiser Lucy Alexander said: “Thanks to the overwhelming response of raffle prize donations and the turnout at the event, we’re looking to do something bigger and better next year.”