We have launched a collection promoting gender diversity and the use of gender pronouns.
The badges are part of a collaboration with celebrated art illustrator Rebecca Strickson, who uses her art to promote important messages on social issues. The new collection ‘Pronouns Matter’ features pin badges, embroidered patches, notebooks and art prints all raising vital funds for Think2Speak’s work with transgender children and young people.
We have secured a funding boost that will mean Think2Speak can develop and expand our services across the UK.
Lizzie Jordan, Founder and CEO of Think2Speak, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured over £92,000 of social funding from The Key Fund, a fantastic social investment company based in Sheffield.
“Key Fund helps breathe life into communities and social enterprises, so we’re especially pleased to be working with them as an organisation that understands our motivations and values.
“This injection of funding sets us up for our digital growth plans, expansion of our team and to develop the already impressive work we have carried out so far. It will also mean we can extend our services across the country.”
Social enterprise Think2Speak have received £10,000 from the Tampon Tax Community Fund and Lincolnshire Community Foundation to support the creation of resources to aid often difficult conversations around periods. The first resource in the series is for carers of children and young people in care.
Lizzie Jordan, Founder of Think2Speak, said: “Talking about periods can present a challenge for young people, and with some children starting their periods as early as age 8, access to information and support can make a huge difference. We look forward to using this money to create and distribute resources that can have a big impact on people’s lives.”
Lizzie Jordan, Think2Speak’s Founder and CEO was recognised as a Distinguished Life Fellow in ‘recognition of her outstanding service to the University and to public life’ by Bishop Grosseteste University.
Lizzie was accepted into the ranks of Distinguished University Life Fellows by University Chancellor, Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas at the prestigious ceremony in Lincoln Cathedral on Wednesday 24th July. Lizzie was then presented with a framed certificate and gift at the Conferment Dinner held in the beautifully redeveloped Constance Stewart Hall at Bishop Groseteste University in Lincoln.
The Think2Speak director team celebrated a double award win at the inaugural East Midlands Charity Awards accompanied by our guest of honour Sue Fortune, Joint CEO from Lincolnshire Community Foundation.
The work of Think2Speak’s services across Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire has been recognised in the new awards, with T2S shortlisted for the category of 'East Midlands Small Charity Big Impact. Our CEO and Founder, Lizzie Jordan, has also been shortlisted as ‘Charity Director of the year’.
Lizzie Jordan, our CEO and founder, talks about our work and why an open and honest dialogue around challenging subject matters, such as gender variance, is so vital when it comes to educating younger generations. Hear what she has to say on the Gender GP - Transgender Medical Help podcast.