The LGB&T Dorset Equality Network wishes to give a very Big thank you to Lush for selecting the Network for two years in a row to be this brilliant, inspiring company’s designated Pride weekend LGBT community supporting charity.
Members of our team spent a fantastic Bourne Free, LGBT Pride weekend (13th & 14th July) at the Lush Bournemouth store, where the Network fundraiser Charity Pot Party was held.
Lush provides as a special feature amongst its great product range, the ‘Charity Pot’ brand: proceeds of sales of Charity Pot moisturiser go to designated charities, local, national and international. Alan, John, and Erin had an exceptional experience over the Charity Pot weekend meeting, speaking with, and thanking Lush Bournemouth, Charity Pot purchasers. The weekend also enabled some very important discussions with Lush Bournemouth team members with whom we had some great and detailed engagement as we shared about our work locally, and increasingly at parliament levels.
The funds raised by the Charity Pot Party all go to help us continue to be an effective, independent LGBT and LGBT ‘Allies’ voice, for both our local area and national level work, supporting especially LGBT communities that are often overlooked, and are yet particularly vulnerable (in prisons, BAME community, the elderly, in sports, LGBT community members victims of the ‘Hostile Environment,’ and others).