First year birthday for W.O.W.

The Wow group based at Abbey Street Community Centre celebrate their first birthday.  Mayor of Retford Coun Ian Campbell was special guest of honour at the celebratory event.  Picture with the cake is Helen Azarsadler - Manager and Mayor of Retford Coun Ian Campbell.  Pictured with some of the centre users    (w110216-14a)
The Wow group based at Abbey Street Community Centre celebrate their first birthday. Mayor of Retford Coun Ian Campbell was special guest of honour at the celebratory event. Picture with the cake is Helen Azarsadler - Manager and Mayor of Retford Coun Ian Campbell. Pictured with some of the centre users (w110216-14a)
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A support group for young people in Bassetlaw who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender celebrated its one year birthday with a big party at Centre Place.

W.O.W. (Worksop out on Wednesdays) held the special event, which was attended by professionals and young people who have benefited from the service over the last 12 months.

The Wow group based at Abbey Street Community Centre celebrate their first birthday.  Mayor of Retford Coun Ian Campbell was special guest of honour at the celebratory event.  Picture with the cake from left is Helen Azarsadler - Manager, Jake Whitworth, Claire Stringer - Lead Youth Worker and Mayor of Retford Coun Ian Campbell    (w110216-14a)

The Wow group based at Abbey Street Community Centre celebrate their first birthday. Mayor of Retford Coun Ian Campbell was special guest of honour at the celebratory event. Picture with the cake from left is Helen Azarsadler - Manager, Jake Whitworth, Claire Stringer - Lead Youth Worker and Mayor of Retford Coun Ian Campbell (w110216-14a)

Manager Helen Azar Sadler thanked everyone who attended and helped make the night a success.

“The W.O.W. service is the only group in the Bassetlaw area of its kind and it has become widely recognised and appreciated,” she said.

The service officially opened its doors in February 2010 and has consistently run every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30pm since.

During the last 12 months over 40 young people from the LGBTQ community have accessed the service for various forms of support, and the young people have been working in partnership with local services to raise awareness of the issues affecting the LGBTQ community, to combat stigma and discrimination as well as changing public attitudes and policy.

For more information text WOW to 0797 7673 167 or 0781 5289 606, or alternatively call 01909 479191.