Hosted every Thursday at the Furzedown Project in Tooting, the group is the only weekly service for the over 50s LGBTQ community in South London.
Initially meant to be a 6-week project, with funding from the Wandsworth CCG, the group has gone onto have remarkable success attracting members from all over London.
Mick Morrell, the Furzedown Project Manager said
“The Furzedown Project feels immense pride in celebrating the first whole year of LGBT older people joining our community and running such a supportive and engaging series of get-togethers”
The principal focus of the group has been to provide a safe space where older LGBT people can meet and talk freely and openly and discuss issues of common interest. This is reflected for example, in the range of people who have been invited to meet and speak to the group.
Local MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan first visited the coffee morning project back in May 2017.
“1 Year on and I am thrilled to see that the LGBTQ+ coffee morning has thrived here in Tooting. It’s a testament to the hard work of the Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum and The Furzedown Project. It’s such a warm, welcoming environment and long may it continue.”
The group has also been supported by one of the most prominent out LGBT MP’s in politics today, Justine Greening (Putney & Southfields)
“I’ve been to one of the coffee mornings and it was great to see how it brings people together, but also supports them. Happy Birthday and congratulations on a brilliant first year.”
Please help us spread the word of this wonderful and growing project by forwarding on this email and/or sharing the poster in your networks.
We do hope to see some of you this Thursday at Furzedown.
To confirm attendance
RSVP by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02074989933
Chair Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum