Meet The Team

The team at Reading Pride is formed of dedicated volunteers in a variety of roles. We are always in need of enthusiastic people to help throughout the year so if you can commit some time to help the LGBT+ community and to shape the future of your Pride please get in touch.

Trustees

Lead by the Chair the Trustees make the key charity decisions, provide direction and bear the legal/financial responsibilities. They are voted on by the members at a General Meeting.

  • Paul Britt Paul Britt Chair; Graphic Designer; Trustee
  • Andy Adams Andy Adams Secretary; Trustee
  • Kirsten Bayes Kirsten Bayes Trustee; Patron
  • Mikey Russell Mikey Russell Trustee; Website Manager
  • Sarah Hacker Sarah Hacker Patron; Trustee
  • Sophia James Sophia James Trustee

Patrons

Provide external support and promotion of the charity.

  • Diane Abbott MP Diane Abbott MP Patron
  • Kirsten Bayes Kirsten Bayes Trustee; Patron
  • Sarah Hacker Sarah Hacker Patron; Trustee

Pride Committee

Lead by the Chief Executive Officer run the charities day to day functions which includes a vast range of different skills and opportunities.

  • Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper Funding Team Manager; Fundraising & Events Coordinator
  • Christina Dearlove Christina Dearlove Parade Manager; Community Ambassador; Food & Drink Procurement Manager
  • David Horrill David Horrill Operations Officer; Entertainments Manager
  • Martin Cooper Martin Cooper Operations Team Manager; Fundraising & Events Coordinator
  • Mikey Russell Mikey Russell Trustee; Website Manager
  • Daniel Hayman Daniel Hayman Fundraising & Events Coordinator
  • Jess Gouldthorpe Jess Gouldthorpe Graphic Designer
  • Kerry Kleis Kerry Kleis Photography Coordinator
  • Lee Krafft Lee Krafft Fundraising & Events Coordinator
  • Paul Britt Paul Britt Chair; Graphic Designer; Trustee
  • Richard Powell Richard Powell Marketplace Coordinator; Food & Drink Procurement Manager
  • Sophie Sheehan Sophie Sheehan Pride aLive Stage Coordinator; After Party Coordinator

MyUmbrella Committee

Lead by team leaders Christina Dearlove and Kerry Kleis run the MyUmbrella LGBT+ project that focuses on raising awareness of the lesser known sexuality and gender identities through monthly socials and providing educational resources.

  • Christina Dearlove Christina Dearlove MyUmbrella Founder
  • Kerry Kleis Kerry Kleis MyUmbrella Founder
  • Freyja Domville Freyja Domville MyUmbrella
  • Mikey Russell Mikey Russell MyUmbrella
  • Steven Winter-Gray Steven Winter-Gray MyUmbrella