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ANGELS OF FREEDOM

"Bringing a caring LGBT+ scene to a compassionate city"

The Angels of Freedom is a community based initiative organised by volunteers and supported by Leeds City Council, British Transport Police and West Yorkshire Police.

Our aim is to provide visible support for the LGBT+ community based in the Freedom Quarter area of the city every Friday evening. Our volunteers provide conversations on support & social groups, activities and events in Leeds, along with just being a friendly approachable face on the bar scene for anyone wanting a chat.

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WHO WE ARE

The Angels of Freedom community project launched on Friday 1 December 2017, having undertaken a year of research, planning and gaining experience of supporting people within the Night Time Economy.

 

Our group is led by founder Rob Wilson, with volunteers from a range of different backgrounds and community knowledge all working together to provide compassionate support to all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans + community.

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We think our activities are effective in tackling risk, vulnerability and social isolation based on the level of community engagement we receive - but we need your support to continue meeting the increased demands. Any amount helps.

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OUR ACTIVITIES

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SUPPORT

Every Friday evening from 7pm 'til 11pm we spend time between the Freedom Quarter area, Call Lane and Wharf Chambers in order to engage with people visiting the area.

We carry various information flyers regarding services & groups, and we're happy to talk through these with people along with other LGBT+ matters and events in the city.

Our volunteers can provide advice around support, but we're also there for anyone just wanting a general chat with our friendly crew.

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AWARENESS

We work with various agencies in Leeds to run a monthly 'Ambassadors' awareness session, covering a range of topics around risk, vulnerability, safety & support.

These sessions can be attended by anyone with an interest in supporting members of the LGBT+ community, as we seek to increase knowledge and enable better peer support.


From increased knowledge we look to empower attendees to identify potential risks for others, enable confident discussions and have an awareness of providing positive support.

Would you like to support our efforts?

MEET THE TEAM

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Coordinator - Rob

Our founder Rob is the charity coordinator, supporting the management team in each of their areas and continuing to develop the scope of our projects.

Rob can be contacted on info@angelsoffreedom.org.uk

Rob is also currently recruiting new Angels and welcoming them into our team.

More information on volunteering can be found at linktr.ee/angelsoffreedom

For volunteering information Rob can be contacted on volunteers@angelsoffreedom.org.uk

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Events - Dean

Dean holds the role of events manager, so we're keeping him busy with our annual activities including the Leeds Pride Village Fete, Queer YuleFest, IDAHoBiT and more.

 

Dean can be contacted on events@angelsoffreedom.org.uk

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Partnerships - Lillie

Lillie has the role of partnership manager, focusing on our effective working with other community groups & organisations.

Lillie can be contacted on info@angelsoffreedom.org.uk

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Campaigns - Sophie

Sophie has the role of campaigns manager. She'll be busy leading on our digital media to deliver messaging throughout the year on our activities and to support LGBTQ+ mental health, wellbeing and inclusion campaigns.

Sophie can be contacted on info@angelsoffreedom.org.uk

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Session lead - Matt

Alongside the rest of the management team Matt takes a lead role in our Friday evening street engagement team, and representation at engagement activities.

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DONATIONS

As a small community group we rely solely on the generosity of individuals and organisations for funding. If you believe in what we aim to achieve within the local LGBT+ communities and would like to make a donation, or potentially sponsor some of our activities your money does make a difference to us.

Please do get in touch with us if you're interested in making a larger donation, running a fundraiser activity or would be interested in directly supporting an activity via sponsorship

Info@angelsoffreedom.org.uk