London Friend is delighted to be supported by BLOUSE this Pride. The fashion label is teaming up with us to highlight LGBT mental health, with sales from their summer 2018 range raising funds to support our work. £10 from each of 4 rainbow designs will be donated.
BLOUSE designer Geoffrey J. Finch was inspired to develop this partnership following the loss of a friend:
“The tragic suicide of a friend kicked me into gear. He wasn’t the first either. Life ain’t always rainbow leopard and 3D embroidery so all the better we can use them to help save and better lives. I’m thrilled to have my esteemed retail partners matching my contribution.”
Research indicates that mental health issues are more prevalent amongst LGBT people. Just this week the Government published the results of the National LGBT Survey, the largest study of LGBT people’s experiences anywhere in the world. The study highlighted that LGBT experience a poorer quality of life than society as a whole, and many had experienced difficulty accessing mental health support.
The survey also showed that respondents felt specialist LGBT charities were best placed to understand their needs.
London Friend’s Chief Executive Monty Moncrieff MBE welcomes the partnership with BLOUSE:
“We’re delighted to partner with BLOUSE to raise awareness of mental health within the LGBT communities. It’s important that we start conversations about our emotional wellbeing and connect with others around us. Geoffrey’s project is another voice adding to this conversation, and the project will also raise vital funds to help us provide mental health support to LGBT people.”
Pride Brunch – Saturday 7th July
BLOUSE is also teaming up with Fantastic Man and Neptune this Saturday for a fabulous fundraising Pride Brunch! Fantastic food, cocktails and a fantastic range of raffle prizes donated by Olly Alexander, Russell Tovey, Alan Hollinghurst and man more.