Cops have handed over taxpayers’ cash to help run a gay and lesbian clothes ”swap shop”, it emerged today.
Chief Inspector Richard Goodwin, of London’s Met Police, said he was ”delighted” to help the 530 Centre, in Dagenham.
Police donated £200 so staff can create a clothing swap shop where men can pick up women’s clothing, and vice versa, without the embarrassment of going to regular shops.
The support centre has been open for three years and offers help and advice to lesbian, gays, bisexual and transgender people.
Chief Insp Goodwin said: ”I am delighted to have been involved in funding this very worthwhile service.
”There are times when all of us need support and the 530 is providing an ear and a shoulder for members of the LGBT community whenever they need it along with a clothing scheme that will be far less stressful for them than visiting a shopping centre.”