Stonewall party raises £10,000 to tackle homophobic bullying
Gay rights charity Stonewall raised more than £10,000 last week at its annual summer party.
The money, raised by more than 350 guests, is to go towards the organisation’s Education For All campaign, which tackles homophobic bullying in schools.
Guests at the Roof Gardens in Kensington included BBC presenter Clare Balding and her civil partner Alice Arnold.
Speeches were made by lesbian author Stella Duffy and Stonewall deputy chief executive Laura Doughty, while a raffle included prizes such as a Vivienne Westwood handbag and a case of Château Haut-Brion worth £3,000.
Ms Doughty said: “Last year, Stonewall chose to celebrate our 20th anniversary at the Kensington Roof Gardens and the event proved so popular that we decided to return this year for our 21st birthday. We used the event to promote our recent different families research and fundraise for Stonewall’s forthcoming work with younger school pupils.”