Michael Causer Foundation: supporting LGBT youth in northwest England
Monday 8th April 2013
THREE YEARS since it first met in March 2010, MCF is delighted to announce it has recruited its first employee - a part time Development Worker to take Michael's Foundation to the next level.
Michael Causer's mum Marie and husband Mike set up the Foundation in 2010 after the gay 18-year-old, from Whiston, was attacked at a house party in Huyton in 2008, later dying in hospital. The charity aims to help young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the North West who are at risk.
Although new to the role, the new Development Worker is not new to the Michael Causer Foundation. Kieran Bohan has been a volunteer trustee and Secretary to the board of the charity since its creation in March 2010. He will work for MCF two and a half days a week, continuing in his role as Coordinator of GYRO (gay youth 'r' out), Liverpool's LGBT youth group based at the Young Person's Advisory Service on Bolton Street, for the rest of the week.
March 1st marks the third anniversary of the first meeting of the Michael Causer Foundation.
Much work has been done behind the scenes to prepare us to achieve our Vision, Mission and Values, and 2013 looks set to be an exciting year for MCF.
To find out more about how MCF began, visit the new 'Our History' page.
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Congratulations to our Chair Gerry Proctor on receiving an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours for services to the voluntary and community sector in Liverpool. We have sent the following press release to the UK LGBT media:
GETS QUEEN’S AWARD
THE CHAIR of a Foundation to support vulnerable LGBT youth in the north west of England is to receive an MBE in the
Queen’s New Year Honours for service to the community.
Gerry Proctor, 61, from Liverpool, is an experienced campaigner for housing equality
and community development.
Following the brutal murder of gay teenager Michael Causer in Merseyside in 2008, the city’s LGBT community rallied to support Michael’s family, and establish the Michael Causer Foundation in his memory. Gerry was asked to become Chair of the newly formed charity in 2010.