Rosie wins Bolton LGBT Champion award!

Published: 20 October 2015 Tags: community leader, NHS, LGBT By John Walding

We were delighted to hear that one of our Community Leaders Rosie Adamson Clark won an award for her work around LGBT health equalities at’ Bolton's first LGBT Awards Dinner at the beginning of Bolton’s first ever Pride event last weekend.

Rosie has been a massive support to LGBT Foundation’s Community Leaders project to raise awareness of local LGBT health inequalities in Bolton.

Through Community Leaders Rosie is one of LGBT Foundation’s most pro-active voices, particularly in the Bolton area working with Healthwatch, CCG’s, local GPs attending conferences on our behalf and on behalf of representing the LGBT community, speaking on camera about her own experiences of poor healthcare and having an unstoppable commitment to work towards equality in healthcare for our communities.

Speaking about Rosie, Andrew Gilliver LGBT Foundation’s Community Engagement Manager says: “Rosie impresses everyone when she speaks at events, sharing both her personal and professional experiences to empower us all to take forward our work despite the many obstacles that are put in our way. With people like Rosie on our team there is no doubt that we can go a long way towards ensuring our communities have their needs met and their voices heard.”

Rosie herself was slightly surprised when she knew she had won the award:

“It was a wonderful night. A gala presentation evening at the De Vere Whites hotel at Bolton football stadium. It was a bit of a shock when I won the award, and got to chat to Sir Ian McKellen who has hosting the event. I had only been sent an email a few days before to say I was up for an award for my equality work around health services for LGBT people, I didn't know I was actually getting an award!”

Rosie has shared her own story about working in the NHS, an accident that left her disabled and the struggles she has had around healthcare. You can read that here

To find out more about LGBT Foundation’s Community Leaders programme contact: andrew.gilliver@lgbt.foundation