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raised of £5,000 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £980 to support Friends of Dorothy as our "Ruby Slipper Ball" Is in MOTH-BALLS. Raising funds to deliver crucial support for our Older LGBT folk

    Funded on Thursday, 3rd September 2020

    Don't have time to donate right now?


    With our main annual fundraiser being cancelled due to coronavirus, we are asking our supporters to help in other ways. In order we can continue delivering our critical work to our community.

    The Ruby Slipper Ball maybe in lockdown mothballs but the good work goes on! Like the Yellow Brick Road

    Facing old age alone isn’t an exclusive concern for any one person in the world. However, when you have lived through an era where homosexuality was illegal or taboo, when you haven’t felt comfortable living your true life your whole life, when your partner or friends of 40 years die and you have few to no family or neighbours to turn to, what do you do?

    Not only are older people who identify as LGBT 50% more likely to be living alone than their straight peers, but they are more likely to be estranged from their families, less likely to have children, have seen the decline of the gay bars as a social space in the age of the dating app and may still have lingering, internalised feelings of shame from growing up during a less enlightened age.

    Combatting isolation and loneliness among older LGBT+ people and promoting intergenerational communication within gay communities isn’t just a gay issue, it’s a societal one.

    How we deal with this issue says a lot about us (the wider community): our values and priorities, our belief in inclusion, the idea that diversity is one of community’s greatest strengths. Everyone’s life is better if everyone’s life is better.

    Friends of Dorothy is a charity that champions social inclusion for older LGBT+ people by hosting regular activities and events. We are a welcoming inclusive group that supports our members to keep well, have fun and stay connected.



    • Craig Burton4 years ago
      Craig Burton

      Craig Burton

      4 years ago

      Thanks so much for your kind donations so far everyone x

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    • David C. Platts

      David C. Platts

      Jul 28, 2020

      Such a worthwhile cause


    • Anonymous


      Jul 26, 2020


    • Helen Seymour

      Helen Seymour

      Jul 26, 2020

      A brilliant initiative and so wonderful to see my dear friend David Platts being so eloquent.


    • Anonymous


      Jul 25, 2020


    • Anonymous


      Jul 25, 2020

    • Emma Wragg

      Emma Wragg

      Jul 25, 2020


    • Hellon


      Jul 1, 2020

      Always happy to donate to the LGBT cause. Good luck with your fundraising and keep up the good work!


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    We founded Friends of Dorothy in 2017 and rely mostly on donations and support from our LGBT community their friends. This year we have not been able to fundraise at any PRIDE event please support.

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