MaccPride - Pride in Macclesfield
Meet the Co-Founders & Trustees

Meet the Co-Founders & Trustees

Sophie Armitt – Co-Founder & Trustee

Hi! I’m Sophie and I’m 24 years old. I’m one of the co-founders of MaccPride and currently a Trustee for the charity. As a Trustee I am responsible to ensure that the aims and objectives of the charity are met and in line with the Charity Commission. During the MaccPride event I am usually escorting vehicles through the square to ensure everyone is safe whilst stalls set up. You may catch me having a little boogie whilst doing so.  I’m a huge gaming nerd and love all things Marvel related.

Liv – Co-Founder & Committee Member

She/Her

Bisexual

Co-founder of MaccPride, member of MaccPride committee and Stage Production Team.

Loves RuPauls drag race!!

Sue Armitt – Trustee & Acting Vice Chair

Colourful, spectacle wearing, Larger than Life, and Wishful Thinking, 64 year old Maxonian Granny, with silver hair, 2 hearing aids and arthritis.  I love aquafit, darts and poetry (but not at same time). A regular at Funny Girls Blackpool since 1994 and I adore performing in Panto, Parades and Doc Martens.

Privileged owner of a Blankety Blank cheque book and pen and I met Michelle Visage on the show. The very lovely Kylie Minogue jumped on stage to dance with me during The Voice

Very proud to be part of the 3 generations of MaccPride involved since the start in 2018, with daughter Paula and granddaughter Sophie.

Kay Lomas – Trustee & Treasurer

Hi, my name is Kay. I’m both a Trustee and also the Treasurer of MaccPride. As a trans woman I am a proud advocate of TRANSCEND which Sue and I set up several years ago. I currently live on a narrowboat and am retired. Originally from Bollington I have lived in England, Wales and Scotland.

An engineer originally, I worked for the charity Scope in both care and financial rolls. Special tasks were with the DHSS as it was then and the department of health where I was lead administrator setting up the NDIP (national disability information project) also the Opportunity for Volunteers project in England.

I have owned several businesses ranging from a service station and garage to scrap metal.

I’ve been performing since an early age both playing instruments and singing.

George Smith – Trustee

My name is George I am 28 years of age and from a small village called Cheadle in Staffordshire. I myself am part of the LGBTQ+ community and hopefully along with the rest of the talented Trustees and Committee at MaccPride we can help make a difference to the LGBTQ+ community in Macclesfield and beyond. Since leaving school I’ve worked in Entertainment, Radio, Events, Leisure & Marketing, and to be honest, I’ve loved every second!  Who wouldn’t love a job that makes people smile?! In my spare time I love going out with my friends and family for meals, days out and city breaks! Also I’m partial to as many trips abroad as I can possible squeeze in! If you do see me at one of our MaccPride Events feel free to come and say hi!

Caro – Trustee

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