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Pride 2022 - 50 years & counting!

2022 is the 50th Anniversary of the UK's first official Pride March, after two years of lockdowns and no in-person events we're finally back out and ready to spread some Pride!
This pride month, we've partnered with The Dolphin Centre in Poole to bring some Pride joy to all! They're written this super duper press release to promote the events, take a read to learn all about the upcoming festivities!

Dolphin Centre partners with Space Youth Project to celebrate Pride Month

The Dolphin Centre in Poole is partnering with local LGBT+ charity Space Youth Project, to provide support to the local community with various events throughout Pride Month this June.

On Saturday 11th June, from 10am – 6pm, The Dolphin Centre will be bringing back its dedicated support booth to provide a safe and confidential space for anyone to drop in and talk about LGBT+ topics

Helen Walsh, CEO of Space Youth Project, said: “The world has come a long way in recent years to provide more support and acceptance around people within the LGBT+ community, but there is still plenty of work to be done. To be partnering with The Dolphin Centre, a central hub for many people of all ages in Poole, is a wonderful opportunity to open up this conversation further to people that may not be as educated as others.

“We predominantly work with young people in the day-to-day, but we would like to open this support booth to anyone who may want to talk. Whether you are a friend, parent, grandparent or simply someone looking to learn more about the LGBT+ community, please do come say hello.”

The Dolphin centre will also be decorated throughout June with Pride flags and inspirational quotes from LGBT+ activists, to celebrate the month.

Space Youth Project will also be hosting three free Thursday afternoon sessions in GATHER across Pride Month from 3:30pm – 6pm on 9th, 16th and 30th June. A selection of creative activities will be taking place including badge making, and pottery decorating, while also providing a safe space for open conversation with members of the Space Youth Project team.

John Grinnell, Centre Manager at The Dolphin Centre, said: “It’s important to us that we create a safe and welcoming space for all, and we are very pleased to be working with Space Youth Project to bring back our support booth.

“The Dolphin Centre will be transformed top to tail into a celebration of Pride, and we are all very much looking forward to continuing to help those who may need some extra guidance.”

For those looking to support the services provided by Space Youth Project, donation points are stationed throughout the Dolphin Centre.

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Space Youth Project

Space Youth Project is a charity supporting young LGBT+ people and their families since 2001. The charity has five regular, free youth groups across Dorset which are open to any lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning young person under the age of 25.

Space Youth Project also offers one-to-one support, family support, workshops for schools, colleges or youth groups, and professional training. They have a wealth of expertise in supporting this marginalised group, their families, and others who want to be more inclusive, loving, kind and understanding.

The Dolphin Centre

Legal & General acquired Dorset’s largest indoor shopping centre, the Dolphin Shopping Centre, in 2013 and it is set to become its flagship centre in the south in the coming years.

Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets (Legal & General) has committed to evolving Poole’s current retail offering, to act against the national declining landscape.

For more information about the Dolphin Shopping Centre, please visit

For press enquiries contact: Venita Cutler, Liz Lean PR


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