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Vera Jane

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47%
£1,900
raised of £4,000 target by 105 supporters

Weʼre raising £4,000 to Support Gay's the Word London during its Coronavirus Pandemic Closure

London
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The current outbreak of the Coronavirus in the UK has meant that many small businesses that host a multitude of LGBTQ+ community events have had to shut their doors and hence are facing potential financial uncertainty for the rest of the year.

Gay's the Word is one of these special community hubs. It has been crucial to supporting and connecting LGBTQ+ people with each other for decades; be it via discussion or book groups or their literary expert wisdom. This is why we have decided to collect funds for the bookshop in anticipation of the pandemic shut-down troubles. Every penny counts and will be forwarded directly to the shop. The shop has given us so much joy over the years and it would leave a deep void if it were to shut permanently. We would be more than grateful for any donation.

Please note that this JustGiving campaign is organised by the facilitators of the Lesbian Discussion Group not the bookshop directly. We usually collect donations for the shop as a 'Thank you' for hosting us every week so this is our way of giving back.

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    2 months ago
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    Thank you all for your donations so far! We have crossed the £500 mark, which is great news. You all are absolutely fantastic. We are so happy to see this many people support the bookshop. The shop remains in lockdown and we still face uncertainty in terms of how this will affect them in future. So given the lack of revenue (mail order procedures have also seized to continue due to the current risk), we will continue to collect contributions or donations for their upkeep. Stay safe and take care, The LDG Facilitation Team

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Page last updated on: 7/8/2020 21.24

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105

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 8, 2020

    £40.00

  • Krisha Kay

    Krisha Kay

    Jul 8, 2020

    Thank you for being such a welcoming community. In the small time that I have known the LDG, it's clear to see that the space that GTW provides is one that provides love, support and respect.

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 8, 2020

  • Beth Ridgley

    Beth Ridgley

    Jul 8, 2020

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 8, 2020

    Thanks for running the discussion group!

    £5.00

  • James

    James

    Jul 7, 2020

    This gem of a bookshop is such an important and cherished part of the LGBT+ Community. Long may it thrive and continue.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 4, 2020

    Love you!

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