Allsorts Youth Project, the Sussex-based LGBTQ+ youth charity, has launched its annual crowdfunding campaign, #StillProud, to raise £2,000 towards its specialist youth services as the charity eases its way out of lockdown.
Katie, CEO of Allsorts, said: “We’re #StillProud, and this Pride season, we’re celebrating the inspirational LGBTQ+ children & young people we work with, who’ve overcome so much in the past year. We’re asking if you can help us continue to offer vital support services as we ease our way through Covid recovery.”
It has been over 15 months since the first lockdown. For Allsorts, this meant moving all its specialist LGBTQ+ youth services online for the first time. In this time, many people have been isolated from their communities, which has led to a sharp rise in the mental health challenges already faced disproportionately by LGBTQ+ children and young people.
Allsorts’ online services have ensured that LGBTQ+ children and young people have had access to youth groups, one-to-one support and advocacy services throughout the pandemic, both in-person (Covid secure) and online.
“Immediately I felt so safe within the community Allsorts has created, and so grateful for all the support available. It has been amazing.” – Allsorts Young Person
Between June 18 – July 30, Allsorts will be promoting a range of fundraising events including its first ever Online Auction on July 29, to raise awareness of its work, and raise funds towards its vital services. If you would like to get involved, donate something to the auction or have a go at fundraising, email email@example.com.
Effie, Allsorts’ fundraiser, said: “For all charities, securing funding has become increasingly difficult and your donations are more critical and valued than ever. We understand that not everyone is in a position to give right now, but if you are, your donation will go directly to ensuring LGBTQ+ children & young people are listened to, connected and supported following what has been a turbulent year for all of us.”
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