Northumbrian Water has confirmed their support for the prestigious LGBTQ North East Awards 2020. One of the categories will also be named as in association with organisation, and we will be represented at the event, which takes place on May 15th, 2020.
The annual celebration of contributions made to the LGBTQ community in the North East is gearing up, as preparations are underway to launch nominations.
Businesses from across the region have backed the annual event, including Northumbrian Water, who will join as a category sponsor for the first time this year.
Alison Corner, Employee Engagement Manager at Northumbrian Water, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Volunteer of the Year award at this year’s North East LGBTQ Awards.
“Our communities are really important to us and Rainbow Foundation do some amazing work within the North East region to support the LGBTQ community, educate and raise awareness and improve inclusion, so we are proud to be involved and to support this great local charity.”
Northumbrian Water will sponsor the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2020, while other categories include:
Creating Safer Learning Spaces Award – Sponsored by Gentoo
Ally of the Year Award – Sponsored by University of Sunderland
Outstanding Contribution to LGBTQ Life – Sponsored by Sunderland Partnership
Inclusive Workplace Award – Sponsored by Teesside University Students’ Union
Charity & Community Initiative Award – Sponsored by North East Ambulance Service
Inclusive Arts & Media Award – Sponsored by Up North Media
Inspirational Leader Award – Sponsored by South Tyneside Homes
Nominations for the awards will open on February 1st, and will remain open throughout February. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony, which will be held at Sage Gateshead on Friday 15th May, 2020.