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Bristol LGBT Community Rewarded In Local Awards

Bristol Bisons Rugby and Bristol Pride have both recognised in the recent ‘Bristol Loves’ awards.

Masterminded by local publication Bristol Live, and nominated by their readers , the awards were created to recognise the businesses in Bristol which deserve it, celebrating the best places to eat, drink and socialise in the city.

The awards, which took place in Bristol’s Colston Hall, were awarded by Bristol Post Editor Mike Norton.

Bristol Bisons Rugby Club were presented with a Special Commendation for their fantastic campaigns and bid to get inclusivity into sport.

The group continues to break down barriers in rugby all while standing in force against deportation and prosecution of one of their players, Kenneth Macharia.

Club Secretary Donald Calcott told Bristol Live : “It’s an honour to be recognised for the work we have been doing and we are elated and grateful for the love and support given to us by the Bristol community. We are over the moon to have won this award and very proud to represent Bristol in international rugby competitions.”

Kenneth Macharia said: “Bristol Bisons is a fantastic company and the work they have been doing to support me is wonderful.”

Bristol Pride won the Best LGBT + Venue & Event category. Among the nominations for this years awards were OMG, Brizzle Boyz, Queenshilling, Bristol Pride & Kiki.

Daryn Carter and Freddie Daw were presented with their award by Bristol Bisons RFC.

CEO, Daryn Carter told Bristol Live “It’s really incredible and uplifting that the public have nominated us for an award. As a volunteer run organisation, it’s really nice to share that news with everyone who volunteered for the festival this year. It’s important for us that pride is recognised an on the radar because as one of the biggest pride events in the whole of the UK and one of the largest festivals in Bristol, to be acknowledged truly shows is value.”

You can read more about the event on Bristol Live Website