Thursday 27th September
Champagne reception, 3 course meal, wine included £75.00pp
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The inaugural Black Tie Dinner for Synestra’s Community Interest Company is to be held on 27th September.
Hosted by Amanda De Courcy - founder of Synestra’s 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. There will also be the opportunity to showcase the amazing work of Gender 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 this community. Currently, that suicide rate stands at 41%, with over 60% of trans people having attempted suicide at some point. 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 manages 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 – and yet sadly familiar, as 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 both 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 please come and meet some of the wonderful people who do exactly that