Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service LGBT Ally Network Raise Cash to Improve LGBT Young People's Lives

Photograph: Fiona Cameron, Assistant Procurator Fiscal of COPFS and Fergus McMillan, Chief Executive of LGBT Youth Scotland. 

The Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service, Scotland's prosecution service, raised £270 for LGBT Youth Scotland. In an effort to raise awareness of LGBT inclusion and diversity within their organisation, their LGBT ally network "Friends of Proud in COPFS" organised a day of bake sales throughout their offices in the east of Scotland.

Whilst selling home-made cakes and baked goods, the network boosted their membership numbers by over 100, resulting in more than a quarter of the organisation's employees in the East of Scotland now signed up as LGBT allies.

Fiona Cameron, Assistant Procurator Fiscal said:

"COPFS is committed to supporting our LGBT staff and ensuring a workplace that respects and values all of our employees.

"We are pleased to have been able to take the opportunity to support LGBT Youth Scotland, as well as raising awareness of the work of our ally network within COPFS."

Fergus McMillan, Chief Executive of LGBT Youth Scotland Said:

"We were delighted to hear about the pro-active efforts of COPFS to raise awareness of diversity in their organisation. Their efforts will support LGBT colleagues to feel included and respected within the workplace, and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improve LGBT equality. The donation raised through the bake sale is a fantastic contribution to our work, helping us continue to improve the lives of LGBT young people in Scotland."