A non-binary teenager says a charity supported by BBC Children in Need has helped them cope with their feelings of sexuality and gender.

Alex, 16, turned to Ipswich-based Outreach Youth, a project that supports the LGBTQ+ community in Suffolk, after they struggled to understand how they felt.

“I think that would have just taken me a second if I went… when I was that young,” said Alex.

In 2018, £5.2m was raised for BBC Children in Need by people in the East of England.