Switchboard would like to say thank you to the Rainbow Fund for awarding us with a grant of up to £18,500 this year at last nights Rainbow Awards (Oct 15) at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.
THIS award will help us carry on our Rainbow Café – a service for LGBTQ people living with dementia and memory loss that opened earlier this year. Additional funding will also see us develop a new service for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement.
The need for this support has been highlighted through the increase that we have seen in the last 12 months from people that we work with who have lost a significant other. This new group will create a space where LGBTQ folk who have lost someone can explore their grief with others in a safe and friendly setting.
We are so appreciative to receive this award and we would like to thank the Rainbow Fund, Brighton Pride and all those who brought a ticket to Pride, or who contributed in other ways. It is this support and funding that helps us and the other many wonderful charities and community groups in this fantastic City going – it really does make a difference.
On behalf of the Switchboard team – thank you,
Daniel Cheesman, CEO Switchboard