Outdoor Lads win 2019 event
Over 200 bowlers representing 26 LGBT organisations gathered at the Bowlplex at the Marina to compete for this year's trophy, the fourteenth year the event has been organised by BLAGSS. To see the venue exclusively used by local LGBT organisations was a fantastic sight - an ideal time to meet up with old friends and make some new ones.
The event allowed regular bowlers and those who play once a year to come together for a night of fun and team spirit. This year's winners were Outdoor Lads, followed by BLAGSS Bowling and Gay Men's Chorus in third place, The Rainbow Fund, BLAGSS Football and Rainbow Chorus occupied 4th, 5th and 6th place.
At this year's event BLAGSS raised £500 for ALLSORTS, including generous contributions from a raffle in the night with prizes presented from participating teams.
BLAGSS Chair John Moore said "it was a fantastic event, bringing local people together in friendly rivalry. We are delighted to support ALLSORTS to provide sustainable opportunities for young people".
Katie Vincent, Co-Director of ALLSORTS was delighted at the donation and said "ALLSORTS Youth Project listens to, supports & connects young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This donation will make a difference and help us to offer one to one emotional support, training & education, advocacy and support for parents & carers too".