Things are bubbling away here at the SAND Office as we pick up a gear in response to our EMBRACE funding. We are treating ourselves to some of those essentials in life – like a printer, a kettle and some teaspoons whilst planning for the things that really matter.
- We are exploring our theory of change with Polly from Merida and have already got the ball rolling as part of our organisational development work
- We have just started working with Wayne at MrFlynn Website Design to help us crack our branding and hone our message – which is extremely exciting!
- We are also whipping our IT into shape with Cru-tech helping us to find some peace of mind with our modest computer systems – oh and to get the printer working 🙂
And … there are exciting advancements around the County in the visibility of LGBT+ aware service providers – with rainbows and SAND material cropping up in various premises.
Amidst this, we are sad to report the death of Jonathan Cutbill (seen here in the in centre of the photo) – a great supporter of SAND since we very first started in 2012.
It was Jonathan who helped to fund the film of our very first research launch event and who has attended pretty well everything we have put on.
Jonathan’s photo is on our home page and we are pleased to keep it there as a small tribute to him.
Jonathan was also a familiar face at LGBT History Month Events, including our exhibition launches. If you have missed the exhibition, then you’re in luck – nip along to Theatre Severn and head for the Manby Bowdler Exhibition space on the top floor to see the LGBT+ History Boards on display, alongside the Samuel Butler Boards from Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.