When Pride chair Jenny Dewsnap met singer and award winning actress Sheridan Smith at a country music gig in the town recently she wasted no time in inviting her to this years Pride in August.
Sheridan told Jenny how she has always supported the LGBT+ community and if her work commitments will allow it she would love to attend this years Pride.
The West End star is currently on a national tour. The sell out tour will feature songs from her self titled debut album and will see Sheridan perform in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Blackpool, Manchester, Liverpool, Norwich, Nottingham and the Albert Hall in London.
Sadly, there is no Doncaster date in the schedule, but it has been suggested that if she does make it to this years Pride she might well end up on stage so watch this space….
Doncaster based spokesperson for Sheridan, Howard Johnson has told the Pride organisers that :-
“Sheridan’s schedule for August has not been finalized yet and she is heavily committed with both music, film and television projects in pre production. However, she is incredibly supportive of the town where her professional career began and after hearing all about Doncaster Pride she is really hoping she will be able to come home and support it.
So much so that she has just agreed to be this years Patron….”
What is a patron and why is it important.
Patrons are supporters who help us publicise Pride and the work we do on behalf of the LGBT+ community.
Having supportive and high profile patrons help us bring in sponsorship that is vital to us raising money we need to deliver Pride.