The incredible Aerosuperbatics Wing Walker’s display team at the recent Weston super Mare Airdays have been an inspiration for One of the Charity’s more senior supporters,
David from North Somerset, felt the need for an adenaline-filled experience and also wants to support the North Somerset LGBT Forum so has booked himself a Wing Walk experience for later this summer!…. If he survives the first flight, it will be followed straight after by a loop-the-loop experience- that will be subject to health checks and whether his incontinence pants have remained dry ……
at aged 81; such things have to be considered!!
If you can, it would be fantastic if you could support David with this incredible project, please click the link in this fundraiser to donate!
All money raised through this link will be donated to the North Somerset LGBT+ Forum Charity
An introduction to our supporter David in his own words:
"My name is David Elsey. I am 81yrs. young and a gay grandad who happens to be a ‘born again virgin’ (haemorrhoids op.) I have a self-appointed minder, read - a long-term suffering partner who insists on being introduced as my toy-boy (at 74yrs. of age?!?) We now practice LAT - Living Apart Together, lovely, lots of private space and time to pursue our individual interests whilst still being in a loving relationship.
I grew up in the ‘40s - early ‘60s in the Thames Valley industrial belt. There was no information on alternate lifestyles; as we now know, macho behaviour was considered the norm.
A failed marriage led to a gay lifestyle in the ‘70s; oh boy, did I make up for a lost time. While my parents were supportive of me being ‘out’ many of my other friends were not.
I left my second career due to my line managers being homophobic. I became very wary of having to triple-check every professional action I undertook.
It was during this time I became a member of Campaign for Homosexual Equality, partaking in public demonstrations, e.g. marching on Parliament and City Hall with Trade Unionists etc. giving me a sense of belonging.
So why am I doing this sponsored wing-walk at my age? In a nutshell, I am a mini adrenalin junkie, and someone may well benefit by this act of mine, that is, before my kids put me in a home for the elderly mentally deranged or whatever you do with people like me.
Funds are needed to ensure the NSLGBT+ Forum continues to offer informative support to a wide range of people wishing to feel comfortable within their own skins in order to live their chosen life styles."
To find out more about the charity, and our new HQ opened in 2022 on Meadow Street, Weston-super-Mare, please click the link below
You can make a difference by donating today to North Somerset LGBT+ Forum.
We are a locally based registered charity formed to support members of the LGBT+ community, to include their friends and families within North Somerset.
North Somerset LGBT+ Forum is a voluntary organisation whose aims are to provide a voice for the LGBT+ community of North Somerset and to be the primary organisation for LGBT+ matters within this locality.
Our vision is that North Somerset is fully inclusive of and engaged with the LGBT+ population and that North Somerset is a friendly and welcoming place to live in and visit for members of the LGBT+ community.
To provide a platform for LGBT+ voices to be heard through activities, monthly drop-in sessions, social activities and social media.
To contribute to the development and maintenance of LGBT+ inclusive services in North Somerset through engagement with statutory, non-statutory bodies and organisations.
To promote equality and diversity.
To reduce social isolation and combat all forms of discrimination.
To promote and support good health and wellbeing.