Our target is smashed with two huge donations!
Yesterday was quite a day! In the morning, we received an anonymous tip-off that a very generous supporter was about to make two large donations, but we were not prepared for exactly how big they would be. When we checked and saw two pledges of a staggering £12,850 each we were knocked off our feet - it took a while to compute that the Crowdfunder had jumped from 30 something thousand to 60 something thousand in the blink of an eye!
From making steady progress towards our target of £50,000 we were suddenly 126% funded and we have now passed £63,000! Because we couldn't quite believe our eyes yesterday we were reassured when this message came into our Inbox to confirm what had just happened:
Our sincere gratitude to our supporter for these hugely generous donations and for believing in what we have achieved so far and what we can achieve in the future - which is so much more with this backing.
We are proud of our reputation as an organisation which supports evidence-based practice in health and education, and our future goals build on that trust people have in us to produce evidenced and compassionate resources with the safeguarding and protection of all children at their heart. We have outlined these goals in our update for the stretch target of £100,000 which we are now heading towards!
We have heard this week that Scotland has withdrawn the LGBT Youth schools resource and new schools guidelines will be drawn up by Ministers following wider consultation:
"One concern is the prospect of schoolgirls being excluded from female changing rooms and lavatories used by trans children, ministers admitted."
This is a crucial time to influence policy makers in Scotland and in also in Westminster. Similar schools guidance from Allsorts is used across England and Wales and we want to see this withdrawn pending full consultation with all stakeholders. We are going to be very busy over the summer to do our best to ensure that the Transgender Trend schools pack is considered as a thorough, evidence-based alternative which considers and protects the rights of all children, including those who identify as transgender.
Thank you to every single person who has donated, shared and supported us in this fundraising campaign. We have come so far because of your generosity and support and we couldn't have done it without each and every one of you and your contributions.
Let's give this one more big push in the 5 days left of the campaign! Please share with people you know who are not on social media and let's reach as many people as possible in the remaining time we have!
Thank you everyone! #EnoughIsEnough
The Transgender Trend team