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Manchester to host major LGBT fund raiser

An event management consultancy has teamed up with a high street bank to launch a groundbreaking fundraising effort. Leopold Marketing will work with with Barclays Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) staff network, Spectrum, to deliver a high-profile event, targeted at the financial services sector, to raise the profile and stimulate fundraising activity for leading LGBT charity, Albert Kennedy Trust. The event will take place in Manchester on 23 July. The organiser was staying tight-lipped over details of the venue and schedule but promised that every pound of ticket sales will go directly to Albert Kennedy Trust, as well provide participants with an evening to remember. Leo Platt, director Leopold Marketing, said: “We are delighted to be working collaboratively with Barclays Spectrum to support Albert Kennedy Trust. We hope that our contribution to the planning and delivery of this event will make a significant contribution to the amount of money raised which will go towards the fantastic work that Albert Kennedy Trust does to support LGBT young people in crisis." Darren Sellers, Barclays Spectrum Northwest Lead, said: “It is great to partner with Leopold Marketing in our first large-scale LGBT fundraiser in the north of England. By working collaboratively we are able to offset all event costs meaning that we can guarantee that 100% of the face value of ticket sales will go directly to Albert Kennedy Trust." Tim Sigsworth, CEO Albert Kennedy Trust said: “We are very pleased to announce we are working with Barclays and Leopold Marketing on an exciting event to held in in Manchester on 23 July. A great opportunity to network, have fun, and above play your part in raising funds to provide safe homes for LGBT young people. We promise an evening which will be a highlight in the Manchester social calendar, so please save the date ready for our ticket launch."