Thursday 27th September
7.00pm – 12.00pm
£75.00pp – 3 course meal included
Live entertainment Guest speakers
Wilkins Kennedy - Champagne Reception
Affirmative Bridging - Wine
Book now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-tie-trans-awareness-eventtickets-46062402887 for more information please contact Amanda on +44 (0) 7921 004132 or email email@example.com
Hosted by Amanda De Courcy – founder of Synestra’s Community Interest Company (CIC) – Herts County Council, the NHS and various charities who support the transgender
community, this unique dinner aims to raise much needed funds to support members of the transgender community. Showcased during the evening will be the work of Gendered
Intelligence, Stonewall and Mermaids. These are three prominent charities that are there for both adults and children. Their tireless efforts are helping to reduce the staggeringly
upsetting numbers you see when reading about suicide within the community. Currently the suicide rate stands at 41%, with over 60% of trans people having attempted suicide at
Though awareness of trans issues is growing across the county, few of us can truly appreciate the gravity of the everyday difficulties trans people face in our society.
Amanda’s daughter Synestra died in 2015 aged just 23. Transition Denied, a new book released in May managed to be at once unique – telling the story of Synestra, a trans girl who lived an exciting, individual life and sadly paid the ultimate price. Sadly familiar, it tells how Syn encountered the same ugly obstacles familiar to every trans person in the UK. Copies of Transition Denied will be on sale on the evening, signed by the author Jane Fae, and Amanda.
Hertfordshire is a trailblazer in terms of enhancing services for the trans community, and we want to spread the word; help and support is out there, but it’s not always easy to find.
And of course, like everything, it costs money. But what price do you put on saving a life? On 27th September come and meet some of the wonderful people who do exactly that