In advance of UK Meet I was contacted by Michael from Breakout Youth – we were due to get together for a chat in August but the universe conspired against us so it was great to meet him today to swop ideas and contacts and generally put the world to rights.
Breakout Youth does great work with LGBT youngsters in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on the smallest of budgets, although Michael didn’t come begging bowl in hand. We talked about ways that our community could support this charity – of which more anon – but the two main things which emerged were:
- Boosting the signal. Please help get the word around about the great work they do.
- Donations of books. Michael wants to set up book clubs for his groups, so if anyone can donate something suitable, it would be most welcome. Fiction or non-fiction, books about relationships particularly welcome, but NOTHING not appropriate for teenagers. No smut or other restricted content, please. All books to “Breakout Youth Book Project” c/o Breakout Youth, 35 The Avenue Southampton SO17 1XN