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If 1000 people donated just £3 a month, they could help save Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard.
Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard provides a telephone help-line service and a counselling service to more than 1000 people per year. It costs the charity £250 per day to operate and with funding becoming harder to secure. Switchboard is struggling to keep afloat.
Switchboard currently needs to raise £20,000 between now and April 2012 to avoid closure and continue helping vulnerable LGBT people who need these services.
Switchboard needs your help now to help stay afloat until larger funding sources are secured.
‘ A combination of rising costs, fewer funding opportunities and a key source of time limited grant funding ending in 2010 has meant that Switchboard is really struggling to continue providing its help-line and counselling service. We are funded by Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton Primary Care Trust but this is not enough and LGBT charities are rarely on the top of peoples list of favourite charities to support. We really need LGBT individuals to choose us as their charity to donate regularly to – If LGBT people don’t support us who will?’ says Natalie Woods Services and Development Manager.
To donate to Switchboard please donate by the link below to donate via Everyday Hero, their chosen online fundraising partner:
or send all donations to:
Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
Full details about LGBT Switchboard can be found on their website at www.switchboard.org.uk
To discuss setting up a monthly direct debit or other ways of donating and/or supporting us contact Natalie Woods (Services and Development Manager) on 01273 207050 email@example.com