We were delighted to, once again, support the local community by volunteering the use of our wireless communications solutions, this time for Basildon Pride.
Attracting thousands of people who took to the streets in a unified display of celebration for the LGBTQ+ community on Saturday 3 September, this year’s Basildon Pride was bigger than ever.
Basildon Sporting Village was at its most vibrant as Basildon Pride made it home for the day. At the festival’s heart is a promise to ‘create a safe space’ for the LGBTQ+ community to express themselves, and we’re delighted to have been able to help facilitate this.
Putting on an event of this size, with so many activities and people, takes 10 months of planning by people tirelessly giving their time to a cause they feel so passionate about.
The festival area, which is the size of three football pitches, took four days to set up, run and take down.
On top of this, over 5,000 people turned up to celebrate pride, and more than 1,000 marched through Basildon Town Centre following a 70ft rainbow.
Commenting on the need for flawless communication, Managing Director of dBD Communications, David O’Connell said:
“As a big site, with lots going on, including a main concert stage, food court, funfair, dance zone, and discovery hub, it was crucial that the security team could talk to one another without disruption.
“That’s why we loaned a number of back-to-back radios and earpieces, as well as our time to make sure that communication ran smoothly throughout the event.”
Talking about the difference our support made, the organisers of Basildon Pride emailed us to say:
“We’d like to thank dBD Communications for loaning the radios and earpieces to our security team. This allowed us to have uninterrupted communications without fault across the duration of the event, including setup. We very much look forward to working with you again on future events.”
We’ve got to say, we cannot wait to support the team at other events. “Just being there and seeing what a difference Basildon Pride is making to the local community is quite special,” adds David.