Founder of the Michael Causer Foundation (MCF) in memory of her son Michael, who was tragically killed in a hate crime 6 years ago - just because they found out he was gay. Marie wanted to raise money in his name to make a difference to those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, MCF became a UK registered charity in July 2011.
Aiming to help young people aged 16-25, giving youngsters somewhere to go where they feel safe and are surrounded by people who have gone through a similar experience. For young people who may experience difficulty at home or school, Marie is often the person they seek out for support, she is just like “everybody’s mum!”. Marie is contacted not only from Merseyside, but all around the UK and further afield in Africa and Australia.