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Noah Lomax: LGBT+ charity helps teens through pandemic

Updated: May 24, 2021

A hardship fund set up in memory of a 15-year-old who took his own life has been helping LGBT+ teenagers through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Noah Lomax, a gay and autistic teenager from Crookes, Sheffield, died in 2018 and his parents founded his legacy fund at charity SAYiT soon afterwards.

The money pays for counselling services and a financial hardship fund.

The charity said it has had more requests for help as many teens are without their usual support networks.

Heather Paterson, from the charity, said: "The young people we work with may not be out at home, or they may not