Brighton 2016

Brighton – July and August 2017
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OutSailing has worked with 16 young people from Allsorts Youth group in Brighton this year on 2 separate day events at the beautiful Bewl Water on the Sussex/Kent border.  Activities included windsurfing (without any wind!), kayaking and raft building.  Allsorts is a project that supports young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning (LGBTQ)  their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. They do this through various group activities and we worked with an over 16s group and their TAG group (a group that supports an increasing number of under-16 LGBTQ people in Brighton).  Said Reuben, one of the Allsorts staff ” So many of these young people find it really hard to access mainstream outdoor and physical activities for many reasons.  So being able to come along and do these sorts of activities in a safe and accessible group is really good for them and their mental and physical health.”
Particularly lovely this year was the fact that we had a previous participant of OutSailing activities along as a volunteer to support the group.
Thanks to volunteers from S&CA who helped support the group.
Next year we’re working towards doing a weekend residential with them all again at Bewl Water – lets hope for more wind then!