Pride in Surrey's 2020 Pride on the Road celebrations took place at a time when many of the LGBTQ+ community felt isolated and alone, and the ability of the organisation's volunteers to spread colour, support and unity across the boroughs was invaluable.
This year, the colourful trucks could be spotted touring the county once again. Beginning at Surrey County Council's offices in Reigate on Friday 16 July, they then visited Redhill's Memorial Park, before ending their first day outside Soper Hall, in Caterham. The following two days saw them visit other Surrey towns, including Epsom, Woking, Farnham, Guildford and Dorking, with patron Hazell Dean making an appearance at the Heart Shopping Centre in Walton-on-Thames.
Caterham's event featured live music from Ridge Radio, refreshments, and a giant rainbow deckchair that attendees could use for photo opportunities. The chairman of Tandridge Council, Simon Morrow, spoke to the crowd, saying “I’m glad that in my lifetime, gay people are able to live their lives true to themselves.”
The Pride in Surrey team also made an exclusive announcement that both Rozalla and The Urban Cookie Collective would be performing at their main Pride parade and festival, which is taking place in Godalming on September 25.
Pride in Surrey are a non-profit community interest company, whose three main values are to celebrate, educate and connect the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride on the Road event was sponsored by Surrey County Council and several other companies.