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Post by GaySurrey » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:07 pm

Hi all
Well a few updates before Christmas and New Year hits us.

Everyone at the charity Gay Surrey hope you all had a great year and you are looking forward to the festive times ahead before 2009 rears its head ready for us to do it all again.

The charity has done so much this year, including the gay parents group, groups and websites for young people, the GS lounge, World Aids Day, Hate Crime Reports and so much more.

We would like to thank everyone that has supported these groups and many others around Surrey. A big thanks to the gang of dedicated volunteers and Trustees at Gay Surrey for all their hard work to make a real difference in and around our county.
2009 is set to become a great year already, so we have some updates for you
· Sad News - The Lord Campbell in Aldershot has closed down – yet another social meeting place gone.

· Life Imprisonment for killer of Jeff Akers

Mark Malone, from Walton-on-Thames, who was found guilty at the Old Bailey last month of the murder of Peter Jeffrey Akers, has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum to serve 30 years.

Gino Meriano Chair of Gay Surrey says "At last justice is served, now others can learn the lesson that an inclusive society will not tolerate any form of Hate Crime and it’s now time to see more outcomes, solutions and actions by the relevant authorities in 2009."
Full News on following link http://www.gaysurrey.org/press.htm

· GS lounge – Thank you to everyone that has supported the Guildford nights since the closure of the Hautboy Inn, I am pleased to say we will be carrying on the nights in 2009 and have confirmed the following dates for your diary

January 14
February 11
March 11
April 22
May 13
June 17

· The Equality and Human Rights Commission South East Capacity Project : LGB research

I am so excited to tell you that Gay Surrey recently submitted a bid to deliver a capacity development project for the South East region for the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

I have been informed that our bid was extremely professional and as a result we have been successful. This means Gay Surrey is the commission’s preferred provider.

This is exciting news not only for the charity by winning the bid but for our community as a whole, our research will surround what the community of the South East South East feel about the public and private sectors; how can things be changed and what action needs doing now – for example, Police, Health Service, Education, Young people to name but a few. So watch this space, more information coming soon.

· TEASE

7th Feb – Top 20 songs – Tease is held on the first Saturday of every month at Rubix, the University of Surrey Students’ Union nightclub in Guildford, Surrey.

· Saucy Events sponsors Gay Surrey

Our Friend Barry is putting on a great range of club nights around Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire –– show him your support on http://www.saucyevents.co.uk sign up and get the latest details when they are announced

· IDAHO 2009

Don’t forget to put the 17th May in your diary for the “International Day Against Homophobia” – it’s all about family and community spirit, an afternoon of chat and chill, burgers and a special IDAHO drink, followed by speeches surrounding hate crime in Surrey and across the globe and a special awards ceremony for organisation’s and people’s contribution to helping the community of Surrey

Exhibitors will be on hand to offer help and support.

That’s all for now... except to say...

Have a great time and see you in the New Year


Enjoy

Gay Surrey

The charity that takes action

GaySurrey Update

Post by GaySurrey » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:33 pm

Hi all
A real short update for you and a call for help

So let’s get going

1. World Aids Day
2. GS Lounge
3. Youth Club – Woking
4. Epsom and Farnham College days
5. YGS Speakout
6. Vital Stats 2008
7. Facebook
8. Idaho 2009


World Aids day
Gay Surrey are looking for volunteers to help us on the following dates at the Peacock Centre, Woking
Saturday 29th November and Monday 1st December

Please email gino@gaysurrey.org if your able to give up some time

GS Lounge
The next GS lounge is on the 17th Sept
http://www.gaysurrey.org/30s.htm

Youth Club
If your aged between 13 and 19 years of age, contact Aaron for our new Monday night youth clubs
http://www.gaysurrey.org/ygscrossroads.htm

Epsom and Farnham University College for the creative arts
Come see us
The dates : Epsom: Monday 22nd September & Farnham Thursday 25th September
On Campus, website http://www.ucreative.ac.uk

YGS Speakout website
Updates now live with a new poll
http://www.ygsspeakout.org

Vital Stats
Calling all men, have you done the survey yet ?
http://www.gaysurrey.org/gmss.htm

Facebook
Got a facebook? Then come join ours
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5511149863

IDAHO 2009
I know its miles away, but book it out now
17th May 2009, Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge

Exhibition stands

Order of the day
4pm BBQ, fun and games – community afternoon
7pm Speeches – speakers to be confirmed
8.30 GS Equality Matters Awards – details coming soon

Closes at 11pm


Told you it was brief – have fun whatever your doing

Gino

Gay Surrey
The charity that takes action

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