Before the year is through, Joe and I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all our friends, followers, volunteers, partners and sponsors for all your love and support, and for continuing to show-up throughout the past 12 months.
There are way too many amazing people to thank individually but you know who you are, and we are very grateful for everything that you have done for WLQP. It’s been your collective love, energy and enthusiasm that has allowed us to continue to grow and to flourish.
2023 Has been another amazing year for us and looking back we have so many incredible memories and highlights, in fact there are so many that we decided to list just our top ten.
In no particular order,
The West London Warriors were officially formed in January, and on top of the monthly taster sessions, the Warriors are in training every week. They also took part in the Pride in Touch League up in Glasgow in August.
Phyllida Lloyd, the Director of Mamma Mia coming along to intro our sing-along at the Chiswick Cinema.
Officially partnering with Brentford Football Club and the Brentford LGBeeTs to bring you football 101 skills sessions.
With much hype and controversy, our 4 Pride Crossing were unveiled in Chiswick.
Being invited to the Mayor of London’s Pride Month Reception at City Hal.
Our make-up workshop for Trans+ Women sponsored by MAC Cosmetics.
Breaking records, with over 300 of you attending our ‘Pride Month 10 Walk & Celebration’ in aid of Motor Neurone Disease, and over 200 of you attending our ‘Queer Comedy Christmas Special’.
Our series of West London Walks grew bigger than ever with 528 of you joining us throughout 2023!
We would love to hear what your highlights were?
With Special thanks to our Sponsors and Partners
245 Hammersmith Broadway
Brentford Football Club
Ealing Trail Finders RFC
Hammersmith and Fulham Council
My Place Chiswick
Porsche Centre of West London
Pride in Touch
Pub in the Park
Quinton Hogg Memorial Grounds
The Albany Pub
The Black Lion
The Bush Theatre
The Chiswick Cinema
The Chiswick Flower Market
The Duchess Pub
The George IV
The Gunnersbury Pub
The Gunnersbury Sports Hub
The Hogarth Health Club
The National Archives
The National Lottery
The Prince Edward Pub
The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Looking forward to 2024, we are committed to creating new spaces, opportunities, and connections for the LGBTQ+ Community living is West London.
Our focus and five year strategy are outlined in following 4 strands.
Let’s Talk (Mental health, wellness, and sexual health)
Let’s Get Physical (Sporting and physical health activities)
Let’s Make a Difference (Advocacy, education and awareness raising)
Let’s Have Some Fun (Social and networking activities/events)
As always, your opinions and feedback mean a lot to us and we hope that you can take the time to complete our year end survey (link below).
We hope that you have an incredible New Year filled with love, happiness, good health, and prosperity!
We can’t wait to see you all in 2024!
Love Aubrey and Joe
Link to Survey