tackling health inequalities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Charity attends tea party hosted by Simon Cowell

Representatives from Breakout Youth were amongst the special guests at an event hosted bySimon Cowell on Thursday 28 March.

Neil Glasspool and Sarah Chapman attended The Health Lottery Easter Tea Party atClaridge’s to help celebrate £32 million of new good causes funding raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery.

The event was attended by celebrities and representatives from local charity projects that have been funded by People’s Health Trust. The Trust uses the good causes money to support people in disadvantaged communities to grow up, live, work and age well.

Breakout Youth received £6,110 of funding from People’s Health Trust – using money raised by HealthShape through The Health Lottery.

The new funding has enabled them to provide support and advice for young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people whose lack of understanding from family, friends and services can make growing up isolating, putting them at a higher risk of poorer physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Neil Glasspool, of Breakout Youth, said: “It was such an amazing evening, Sarah and I are just Breakout volunteers yet we were made to feel like celebrities for the night! Everyone really wanted to hear all about Breakout Youth and the work we’re doing with LGBT young people in Southampton. The Health Lottery money will make such a difference”

John Hume, chief executive of People’s Health Trust, said: “Without a doubt, the society lotteries and The Health Lottery are one of the highest profile and most successful new sources of funding that the charity sector has seen in years. It is innovative, fresh and it’s desperately needed. It’s hard to believe how much has been raised already.

“Communities, charities, local groups and local people are experiencing some of the hardest times at the moment. It is at times like this, with massive public sector cuts, that people turn to their local community groups and charities.”

So far, more than 500 charities and community groups and over 50,000 people have already benefitted from the new funding raised through The Health Lottery.

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
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