Winter 2014 was a busy season for Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus. As part of our central ethos, we helped two local causes, Lunch Positive and The Rainbow Fund, swell their coffers by £3,216 between them.
Our annual winter show at the end of November, Putting On The Glitz, saw an amazing generosity from the audience members, who put their hands in their pockets for the bucket collection and donated £1,002 to the Rainbow Fund to help them in their grant giving to LGBT/HIV organisations in Brighton and Hove.
The following day was World Aids Day, and Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus took part in, as well as organising, the annual charity concert We All Live Together. Joining us singing were the Brighton Belles Women’s Chorus, Rainbow Chorus, Resound Male Voices and Qukulele. The evening was co-hosted by Rory Finn Smith (Chair of Trans Alliance and LGBT Liaison/Hate Crime Co-ordinator for Sussex Police) and Kathy Caton (presenter of Radio Reverb’s Out In Brighton) and was supported by The Co-operative Funeral Care (who donated the mulled wine) and Nick Ford Photography (who sponsored the printed programme). All performers donated their time for free, which helped break the record for funds raised on the evening to a new high of £2,214.
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