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Happy birthday, Albert Kennedy Trust!

Supporting LGBT youth since 1989

Despite living in a world with more equal opportunities and legislation to allow for a fairer society, more and more young LGBT Britons are finding themselves homeless, in debt and even forced into marriages they don't want.

The Albert Kennedy Trust has been supporting young people for the past 25 years by providing safe homes, mentoring, and training for future employment. AKT has helped 1000s of young people across Manchester, London and Newcastle and has hopes to expand further across the UK.

The Purple Door Project has helped many homeless young people to get off the streets and into housing. In London, this project helps over a hundred people a year to find their feet once again by providing a safe and positive environment. Similarly in Manchester, the young people that enter the scheme are given training and advice to find employment or get back into education.

AKT have made a short video celebrating the work they have done to help young people and to emphasise what work still needs to be done for the future. Fronted by AKT Patron and lead singer of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, the video also highlights the need for support and how your donations can contribute to help LGBT youth in the UK.

Watch the Albert Kennedy Trust video:

You can text ‘ALBT25 £10’ to 70070 to donate £10. For further information about the Albert Kennedy Trust visit their website here.

Words Lucy Attenborough @LAttenB

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