Ampol Launches 'Glampol' Campaign in Support of LGBTQIA+ Community

Sydney – Wednesday 1 February

Ampol will celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community throughout February following the launch of its 'Glampol' campaign.

The campaign will raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ inclusion and drive in-store donations for Ampol Foundation charity, Minus18, across 10 Sydney CBD Ampol Foodary or Ampol Woolworths MetroGo locations: Coogee, North Bondi, Alexandria, Lane Cove West, Manly, Neutral Bay, Randwick, Rosebery, South Coogee and Woollahra.

Ampol Coogee and North Bondi will play host to key Glampol activations, with both stores to receive a rainbow 'glam up' to its forecourt and canopy. A 'Drag Baes Window Wash' will also be delivered on three consecutive Saturdays across the month. Ampol employees will be joined by drag queens to wash customers' windows to help drive additional fundraising for Minus18.

Ampol will also sponsor the Australian Queer Aquatics (AQuA) Festival happening across Sydney throughout February and March.

Managing Director and CEO Matt Halliday said Ampol is proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community through the Glampol campaign.

"Ampol is dedicated to inclusion across our workforce, operations and the broader community as part of our established diversity strategy," Halliday said.

"I would like thank members of our Rainbow Alliance employee networking group for their ongoing support of our work in this space, including supporting our brand and retail teams to bring this campaign to life.

"We encourage all of our loyal customers to get involved and experience the fun at our Glampol activations and to help us raise funds for Minus18, an organisation that provides vital support to improving the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ youth across Australia."

Through its work with InterRetail – a LGBTQIA+ network for the retail industry of which Ampol is a founding member – Ampol is also proud to support the Australian Retailers Association’s industry-wide position statement that aims to build more inclusive workplaces for LGBTQIA+ employees. To read this position statement in full, please click here.

Key Drag Baes Window Wash dates:

  • Saturday 11 February – Ampol Coogee (9am-12pm)
  • Saturday 18 February – Ampol North Bondi (9am-12pm)
  • Saturday 25 February – Ampol Coogee (9am-12pm)

About Minus18:

Minus18 is a charity that supports the mental health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ youth through social inclusion, education, advocacy and empowerment. Minus18 advocate for an Australia where all young people are safe, empowered, and surrounded by people that support them. While Ampol is recognising Minus18 nationally, we will also drive donations online, for only those in New South Wales, here, as well as in-store across 10 Sydney CBD Ampol Foodary and Ampol Woolworths MetroGo locations. For those outside of NSW wanting to donate, you can donate directly to Minus18 here.

About AQuA Festival:

The Australian Queer Aquatics (AQuA) Festival is a collaboration between Sydney LGBTQIA+ sports clubs, the Sydney Stingers and the Wett Ones, who both exist to provide a safe, inclusive and friendly environment to play sport, train and socialise. AQuA Festival has a huge geographic footprint, spanning across three different pools in Sydney’s inner west and city as well as Manly Cove. The AQuA Beach Festival is a big opportunity for the whole community to get behind inclusion in sport. Beginning on Saturday 11 February, AQuA Festival comprises of five sporting competitions, including swimming, water polo, ocean swimming, beach water polo and a finals festival, in addition to social events for the LGBTQIA+ sporting community, Sydney water polo and swimming communities and international visitors. Ampol is sponsoring the event as part of their celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community in February and March. Our support of the AQuA festival also demonstrates Ampol Foundation's ongoing commitment to water safety. You can sign up to participate in the event or simply attend to show your support and cheer on the athletes.

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