Registrations are open for METRO Drag Race 2012. The annual event returns to Greenwich for its seventh year on Saturday 18th August starting at 6.30pm at The Prince of Greenwich, 72 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT. The event will be opened by the Mayor of Greenwich Councillor David Grant and is being hosted by renowned Drag Artist Dave Lynn.
This year the Race falls between two other sporting events in the capital's calendar but in contrast, the charity is encouraging everyone to communicate about the event and promote it via social media and other networks. The event races money for the charity through sponsorship.
Hugh Wright, Head of Fundraising said:
In this important year for London, we want to make METRO Drag Race 2012 the best ever and we are encouraging everyone across the capital to get involved by registering to take part, sponsoring participants and promoting the event to others via Twitter, Facebook and any other way you can. Please feel free to use our hashtag #MetroDragRace2012 and get on board to support our work providing health, community and youth services.
Participants must wear drag and Drag Queens are required to wear a heel of at least 2 inches. Drag Kings must sport facial hair. Prizes will be awarded for the winning Drag King and Drag Queen of the race as well as the best drag ensembles and most money raised.
The Race will start from the Prince of Greenwich pub on Royal Hill and will take in Royal Hill, Hyde Vale, King George Street and Point Hill with live entertainment, barbecue, raffle and stalls taking participants and supporters through the evening.
For all media enquiries and photo opportunities: Patricia Durr, Head of Communications & PR, email@example.com, 020 8305 5000 x.136, 07912515397
- To register contact Hugh Wright firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8305 5000 x.148
- Follow us on Twitter @MetroCharity and Facebook Metro Charity
- All funds raised at the Drag Race will go towards supporting Metro's work
- Metro is a health, community and youth services provider. We conduct research, challenge discrimination and promote equality. We work in London and the South East and have national and international projects and partnerships. The charity is based in Greenwich and has offices in Vauxhall, Woolwich and very recently, Rochester. www.metrocentreonline.org
- You can find out more about our work in our Annual Review 2011
- You can find out more about Dave Lynn at http://www.davelynn.co.uk
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