Sir Ian McKellen went to a special meet-and-greet event for the charity Step Forward.
Step Forward is an organization that provides free and confidential services to young people, 11 to 25, living in and near Tower Hamlets in East London.
McKellen is a patron of the charity, so he gladly spent an evening meeting the Step Forward team.
Step Forward wrote in their blog:
"All our guests were able to meet the team, take a look around our fabulous building and hear about the work that we do. There were lots of opportunities for mingling over drinks and nibbles and our Patron Ian managed to speak to all of our guests individually. During the evening Ian was able to talk to people about the passion he has for our charity, why he has supported us over the last 6 years and his idea that he would like local business and people to ‘adopt’ Step Forward.
Last year we reached 1,800 young people through our free and confidential information, counseling, personal development, and sexual health services. We supported young people affected by things such as neglect, abuse, depression, and bereavement and helped guide them to make positive changes, realize their self-worth, raise their aspirations and reach their full potential in life."
What a great sounding foundation!
With such a great patron! Sir Ian has been doing what he can to raise awareness of the charity, so kids know they have someone to turn to!
Thank goodness for people like Ian!
[Image via Step Forward.]
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