Police donation to Worthing transgender group

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SUSSEX Police visited a new support group for transgender young people in Worthing on Monday, September 24, to hand over a cheque.

Community Engagement Sergeant for West Sussex, Peter Allan, presented Face Value with a cheque for £300.

The money will enable the group to design, build and support a website, which will provide useful information and advice for those who want to learn more about transgender-related matters.

Face Value is a project group of Blueprint 22, whose Founder and Project Development Director Amanda Baker said: “We are really grateful to Sussex Police for this donation. The website will enable young people to share their experiences and offer support to others.”

Sgt Allan added: “Sussex Police is pleased to be able to assist a project whose aim is to support, educate and empower people. I hope that the creation of this group and website will raise people’s awareness and understanding of trans people and the issues that affect them.”

The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.