London’s Pride Run raises £8500 for Micro Rainbow

On 6 July, the Pride Run team handed over a cheque for £8500 to Micro Rainbow - money raised by the 2023 event.
Members of London Frontrunners and the Pride Run Committee with Rosalind Duignan-Pearson from Micro Rainbow

On Saturday 6th July in Victoria Park, Dominic Addison, Race Director of the Pride Run, handed representatives of Micro Rainbow a cheque for £8500 that was raised at the London Pride Run in 2023.

Taking place every September since 2003, the Pride Run is a not-for-profit 10km run through east London’s Victoria Park. Every year it raises money for LGBTQI causes, and the Pride Run has chosen to partner with Micro Rainbow again in 2024, which is the 21st year of the Pride Run.

Since 2012, Micro Rainbow has been delivering a holistic programme of support to LGBTQI refugees and asylum seekers, encompassing social inclusion, moving on support and a pioneering safe housing scheme. In 2017, it opened the very first safe house for LGBTQI asylum seekers in the UK. In the years since, this unique safe housing programme has expanded to 20 houses across the country.

Pride Run Committee:

“2023’s run saw around 775 runners take to the paths of Victoria Park to raise funds for Micro Rainbow. We managed to raise £8500 to help Micro Rainbow with its incredible work supporting LGBTQI refugees and asylum seekers. We are proud to be working with this charity again this year”

Micro Rainbow CEO Sebastian Rocca said:


“We are extremely proud to be selected as the Pride Run’s benefactor again. The money raised by all the amazing runners in the Pride Run helps to pay the bills for our safe houses for LGBTQI asylum seekers. This donation will help even Micro Rainbow to support even more LGBTQI refugees and asylum seekers in need”.

Learn more about how Micro Rainbow supports LGBTQI refugees and asylum seekers with housing, social inclusion and moving on support. You can make a long-term commitment to supporting Micro Rainbow’s beneficiaries by becoming an ally.

Take part in the 2024’s Pride Run in Victoria Park by signing up now!

About Micro Rainbow

Founded in 2012 Micro Rainbow is the leading not for profit organisation in the UK supporting the integration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people who flee persecution and reach the UK in search of safety. Micro Rainbow’s holistic approach to integration is based on three pillars: safe housing, social inclusion and employability support. These programmes ensure that LGBTQI refugees are not only safe but also able to live fulfilling, independent lives. Micro Rainbow has won a number of awards for innovation and as a top social enterprise and is recognised for creating the first ever national safe housing scheme for LGBTQI people fleeing persecution, with a current capacity more than 31,000 bed-nights a year. You can support Micro Rainbow’s crucial work in making the housing sector more inclusive by becoming an ally.


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