My name is Steven Duffy, I am a 28 year old from Washington. I was first involved in Northern Pride during 2012 helping the executive committee in their roles. In 2013/14 as well as covering some logistics tasks I was predominantly the ‘Sports Zone Coordinator’.
I am aware that my role as Finance Director is by far one of the biggest challenges and one of the most demanding roles I have taken on however I have worked with Northern Pride now for many years and it was an honour to be asked to step into this role. This year could be one of our toughest years with the recent budget cuts coupled with the expectation that we will deliver an even better event than previous years, the LGBT community really needs to get behind Newcastle Pride if it is to remain a free, high quality event. A key focus of mine will be to look at utilising funds and community donations to make sure everything we do makes our money work as hard as possible. I have a lot of ideas I can bring to Northern Pride which will build on the current success of my predecessors legacy
In my spare time I am a keen runner and UKA Coach of a local LGBT running club called Northern Frontrunners, which I founded in 2011. The club now boasts over 17 committee members and 95 active running members. I also began the city's first LGBT 5K Fun Run back in 2011 which is still going strong today and kick starts the Newcastle Pride festival weekend on Friday evening.
I am a fan of Indy bands such as 'Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, The Wombats, Maximo Park to name but a few, other interest's of mine are performance cars.
If you would like to contact me or find out about any volunteering opportunities please drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org