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All welcome to join the Walking Rainbow on Sunday

News   •   Jul 08, 2016 16:22 BST

People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to take part in the Walking Rainbow through Bury town centre on Sunday (10 July).

The walk has been organised by young people to celebrate diversity, promote equality, inclusion and say ‘no’ to homophobia and all forms of discrimination.

People should assemble outside Bury Town Hall at 12.30pm to begin walking at 1pm. The route will go to The Rock and down to Kay Gardens where there will be activities, information stands, music and speeches from a number of supporters.

Among those taking part are: young people from across the borough; Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester; Cllr Rishi Shori, leader of Bury Council; Mike Owen, the council’s chief executive; Superintendent Rick Jackson of GMP Bury division; Cllr Mike Connolly, the Mayor of Bury; and Liaqat Ali from the Qadria Jilania Islamic Centre and Cultural Association in Bury.

You can keep up to date with the event via Twitter (@walkingrainbow1), Facebook (‘The Walking Rainbow 2016’) event, and @bury_youth twitter and facebook page.