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LGBT+ Club Bun Sale

I recently set up the school's LGBT+ club, IRIS, and after discussing the stonewall riots, we decided that we wanted to help make a difference in the community. We chose a charity similar to that of stonewall hero Marsha P Johnson, supporting homeless LGBT+ youths. The Albert Kennedy trust provides hostels and safe houses for LGBT teens who have been made homeless after coming out, or who have difficulties in the foster care system because of their sexuality. We decided to do an assembly to tell the students about ourselves as a club and about our chosen charity, and a themed bake sale, with lots of rainbow cakes. Even the headmistress Ms Boyes got involved, giving us a stunning layered rainbow cake to sell. Girls were so excited to come and support that there was a queue forming before we'd even finished setting up! We managed to raise an amazing £143.30 and I would like to help everyone who baked or helped out at the bake sale.

Louisa Hutchinson
Y12 Student