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22nd July 2013

METRO's Annual Drag Race returns to Greenwich for its eighth year on Saturday 14th September.

The charity is asking the finest Drag Kings and Queens to come forward to support its annual fundraising event, which this year will have a late summer Latin Fiesta theme.

The event will take place at the Prince of Greenwich pub, 72 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT. The race will start from the pub with a circular route taking Hyde Vale, across King George Street and back up Point Hill to rejoin the main crowds back outside the pub. The hub of the event will be outside the Prince of Greenwich with road closures planned so that all event goers can enjoy live entertainment led by the fabulous Miss Jason and including Mary Mac, LaVoix, Davina Sparkle and Lady LaRue. There will also be food stalls and raffle with some great prizes on offer.

The event is a key fixture in the Greenwich calendar and raises money for the charity through sponsorship. 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.

Registration for the event is open now and people can register interest in taking part, sponsoring the event or donating raffle prizes.

Marguerite McLaughlin, METRO CEO said:

METRO cannot do the work it does without raising funds to support it and we are very grateful for the support we get from local residents, businesses, the council and police and the many supporters of our work. We are very grateful to the Prince of Greenwich this year for hosting the event. It is always great fun! People can also make donations on the day and all funds go towards our work providing health, community and youth services in Greenwich and beyond to people in real need.

For all media enquiries: Patricia Durr, Head of Communications & PR,, 020 8305 5000 x.136, 07912515397
1. Please contact Patricia Durr for more information and to register to take part or support in other ways 020 8305 5000 x.148
2. All funds raised at the Drag Race will go towards supporting METRO's work as a leading equality and diversity charity providing mental health, sexual health, HIV and youth services across Greenwich, London and the South East.

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