We are counting down the weeks to the last Friday in February when we celebrate Purple Friday, our annual fundraising day.
Purple Friday is so important for us as a charity as it helps ensure that we can continue to be here for LGBTI young people in Scotland. Last year over 15k was raised on the day and we hope that with your help we can top that this year.
Living under the pandemic means we can’t do the things we’d usually do on Purple Friday. So while in-person events are put on hold, we invite you to take part in our virtual event: The Pass The Torch Relay! Take part as an individual, a household or a group of friends or colleagues.
The idea is simple. While we can’t get together in person, we contribute to the collective spirit of Purple Friday and ‘pass the torch’ virtually. You can get involved on the day or in the lead up to Purple Friday. Here’s how it works:
Need some inspiration?
Leading by example, our staff team have pledged to cover 2,000 miles running, walking, rowing, cycling, boxing and roller-skating (to name a few) to raise £2,000.
Today our staff team are starting their #PassTheTorch Relay, an epic 2,000 mile journey throughout February to raise funds for #PurpleFriday! 💜 https://t.co/a7Lvtk2rjT— LGBT Youth Scotland (@LGBTYS) February 1, 2021
You can join in too! Find out more 👉 https://t.co/Y0nAPXOLwq pic.twitter.com/OYOTqZwqiw
Of course, you could do something especially weird like... sponsored cat petting which Lauren Mayberry from the band Chvrches is considering!
Or you could set yourself a step counting challenge like Tech Scotland Advocates!
With help from Billy - The Big Yin - Connolly we helped @LGBTYS #PassTheTorch on our 13,500 step lunchtime walkabout in #Glasgow today - please join and support us https://t.co/00xkep9MUu pic.twitter.com/CRfPhjsx30— TechScotAdv (@TechScotlandAdv) February 2, 2021
Got a racket? How about a Keepy-Uppy challenge just like Badminton Scotland are doing?
We are so excited to see @BadmintonScot are joining the #PurpleFriday #PassTheTorch Relay with their Keepy-Uppy Challenge! 😍 Thank you for grabbing that torch! 🔥💜— LGBT Youth Scotland (@LGBTYS) February 8, 2021
Whatever your passion we invite YOU to get involved in the Pass The Torch Relay too 👉https://t.co/Y0nAPXOLwq https://t.co/WUyQCm9VlZ
The possibilities are endless. Grab that torch and join our relay. With your help we can continue to support LGBTI young people in Scotland.