Purple Friday is our annual fundraising day and it plays an integral part in our ability to keep our youth work services running, now more so than ever. By getting involved on the day, spreading the word and either fundraising or making a donation, you are helping us to be there for LGBTI young people in Scotland when they need it the most.
Right now it is difficult for people to get together, yet it has never been more important to foster a sense of community and togetherness. Purple Friday has always been about the LGBT community and its allies coming together and celebrating diversity. This year is no different. While we might not be able to have bake sales, raffles and dress purple days due to Covid-19 related restrictions, we invite you to join the ‘Pass the Torch Relay’, the very first virtual Purple Friday event.
1. GET INVOLVED
Download our Participation Guide and find out all about the 'Pass The Torch Relay' and how to take part.
2. DONATE OR FUNDRAISE
Make a donation via our website here: lgbtyouth.org.uk/donate
Or text PURPLE to 70470 to donate £5 (This costs £5 plus a standard rate message).
3. TURN THE MAP PURPLE
Take a picture of yourself during your challenge and tweet it to be pinned to the Purple Map! Make sure to include two hashtags: #PurpleFriday and #yourtown, for example #Glasgow
You will be able to see your tweet on the map here: lgbtyouth.org.uk/purplefridaymap
4. PASS THE TORCH
Challenge someone else to take part! Simply send a text or tag a friend on social media to get them involved in Purple Friday.
What better way to shout about Purple Friday than with a lovely accessory! We have some exciting new Purple Friday merchandise on offer! Check out our brand new purple tees, rainbow lanyards and special enamel pin badges. And did we mention? We are offering free shipping on all orders! All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Place your order here: lgbtyouth.org.uk/purplemerch
For quicker shipping times, we recommend paying by card.
Pictures of all merchandise are available in the Participation Guide. You can find the design of the 'Pass The Torch Tee' on the last page of the guide.
Check out our top tips for businesses and organisations here! We have put together a one pager that explains why to get involved and how the 'Pass The Torch Relay' could work in your business. Make sure to download a copy of the full Participation Guide alongside and share it with your colleagues and boss!
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