14 June 2017
A national youthwork charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people is set for a funding windfall after a benevolent restaurant group said it would give it a share of its profits.
The Boozy Cow group, which gives its profits to charities, has today announced that it is adding LGBT Youth Scotland to the list of good causes it is supporting.
The announcement comes ahead of this Saturday’s Pride Edinburgh march, which is expected to attract thousands of people to the Capital.
Jane Griffin, LGBT Youth Scotland’s Senior Fundraising Manager, said: “We’re thrilled to have the support of The Boozy Cow and are looking forward to the team joining us on the Pride Edinburgh march. During Pride this year young people will be raising awareness of the #MindOurHealth campaign, focusing on poor mental health experienced by LGBT young people due to prejudice or discrimination.
“Support from The Boozy Cow is vital in raising funds and awareness of work like this and we’re looking forward to some exciting opportunities going forward.”
Earlier this year Boozy Cow announced it had given almost half a million pounds to local charities and community initiatives over the past two years.
Philanthropist Garreth Wood who founded the The Boozy Cow said he was delighted to be supporting LGBT Youth Scotland. He added: “In addition to our financial pledge, we’re looking forward to supporting the team in the tremendous work they do to help young people in the LGBT community, including participation in important events such as Pride Edinburgh.”