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Carmarthen's Pride Walk and Pop-Up Pride in memoriam of Kate Rees

Photo of Kate Rees

6 June 2022

Carmarthen’s Pride Walk and Pop-Up Pride on Saturday 11 June is being held in memoriam of our colleague Kate Rees nee Boyt, who tragically and unexpectedly passed away in 2021.

Kate had most recently worked in the health records team but had worked in Glangwili Hospital for 10 years.

The event will start at 10am and run until 1pm, in Carmarthen Park, with a walk around the park with accessible routes. Our LGBTQ+ staff network group Enfys will be a part of the Pop Up Pride which will provide space for local and wider organisations and LGBTQ+ owned businesses to display their opportunities, and support for the LGBTQ+ community. 

Kate’s mother, Eileen said: “Kate was a free spirit; she was born too late to be a hippy, but she embraced the ideals of that time.

“She believed that everyone had the right to be who they wanted to be and to love whoever they loved. Although always identifying as straight she was an ardent and active “straight ally” supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and had many friends and colleagues therein.

“She would have wanted us to carry on her support in some way and it was an easy decision to donate a portion of her memorial fund to local LGBTQ+ organisations in order to celebrate and promote the cause she held dear.

“We look forward to being part of future events as we know Kate will be there in spirit.”

Friends and colleagues of Kate are more than welcome to attend; the event is open everyone with no cost for entry and parking easily available via the many car parks around the town.