Teesside University’s LGBTQ Society held a 24-hour knitathon in Teesside University Students’ Union to raise money for the Albert Kennedy Trust.

Members of the LGBTQ+ and Knitting Society are knitting a giant pride flag.

The LGBTQ+ and Knitting Society  joined together to knit and crochet a giant pride flag over the course of 24-hours.

The public were invited to knit their own squares to add to the flag as well as learning knitting and crocheting skills to help.

Rae Robinson, chair of the LGBTQ+ Society, said: “LGBT youth currently make up 24% of the homeless population.”

“The Albert Kennedy Trust makes sure that any child who is kicked out of their home for being LGBT has a place to stay.”

The Albert Kennedy Trust helps members of the LGBTQ community who have found themselves homeless after coming out to their parents.

Formed in Manchester in 1989 by experienced foster carer, Cath Hall, who had become aware of the rejection of young LGBT people from their family home, the trust supported 82% of young LGBTQ+ people into safe homes in 2017.

To donate to the Knitathon visit here.

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