The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) is deeply grateful to the two teams of young people who initiated fundraising campaigns on behalf of the charity.
This was part of the National Citizen Service (NCS), a government funded 4 week program for all 15-17 year olds in the UK that aims to connect people and encourage social integration. At the end of the programme, participants receive a certificate from the Prime Minister, which is also recognized by UCAS and a wide variety of employers.
As part of their fundraising, each team established a separate BTMydonate page. Both teams also set up stalls in local shopping centres. One team produced a poster, see below, that featured the thumbprints of all the people who supported their campaign.
The other team used a poster on its stall, see below, to promote a hashtag in support of GIRES.
The teams also secured the support of Dominic Raab, MP for Walton and Esher:
Together the teams combined raised almost £200 for the charity.