AKT proudly announce a new Patron on the eve of their Gala Dinner! The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity, is excited to announce that Suki Sandhu the high-profile influencer, and champion of diversity and inclusion within business and the LGBT community is joining the charity as Patron. Suki, CEO and Founder of Audeliss and INvolve has played a leading role in driving cultural change and creating more inclusive workplaces within the business community joins the charity on the eve of their Gala Dinner, taking place on 18th October in central London. Suki has demonstrated tremendous support for the work of AKT over several years, and believes passionately in our campaign message: #NoRoomForHate. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board. He shares, wholeheartedly, our belief that no young person should have to choose between a safe home and being who they are. Suki Sandhu said on his appointment as Patron to AKT: After many years of supporting AKT, I’m delighted to be joining the charity as a Patron. The work they do is absolutely essential to the LGBT youth and I’m proud to be a part of the team. A disproportionate number of homeless LGBT youth are ethnic minorities so I see it as a personal mission to support them even more as no one should feel alone and isolated because of who they love. Tim Sigsworth MBE, Chief Executive of The Albert Kennedy Trust, said: As the national LGBT youth homelessness charity, we need to ensure that young people feel empowered and included within society and our community following their experiences of rejection and abuse after coming out to their families and peers. AKT’s young people come from diverse backgrounds and often experience multiple forms of oppression. As a champion of diversity and inclusion Suki is aligned with our values and beliefs and we know he will keep the issue of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness high on the agenda. The Albert Kennedy Trust is the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity. They provide safe homes, mentoring and support to young LGBTQ+ people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness following coming out to their parents, caregivers or communities. 1 in 4 young people in the UK facing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+ (AKT, 2015.) To join Suki and our other high-profile Patrons and supporters at our Gala Dinner, please go click here.