15th October 2012
For immediate release.
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is delighted to announce the appointment of actress June Brown as their first Patron.
June Brown, who is well known for her long-standing role as Dot Branning in EastEnders, wrote to the Chairman of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus to accept the role saying “I am very supportive of the charitable work the Chorus is involved with, and may I take the opportunity to wish the best to your members with their most conscientious endeavours moving forward.”
Adam Betteridge, a trustee for the Chorus, said “We are very excited that June has recognised the important work that Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus carries out in our community and agreed to become our Patron. We believe that June’s support will help bring public attention to our charitable activities and objectives at a much wider level, and we are most appreciative of her very kind support.”
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, as a registered charity, has various charitable objectives which include promoting and advancing the education of gay and gay-friendly men in choral music, raising awareness of the issues affecting the LGBT community, the promotion of equality and diversity, and also providing support to other charitable causes. In the last year alone they have helped raise over £10,000 for charitable causes including the Sussex Beacon, Brighton LGBT Switchboard and Shine Theatre Trust.
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus will again be helping raise funds for the Sussex Beacon with their next Xmas show at Brighton Dome called Pull A Cracker: A Christmas Crescendo at 7.30pm on Saturday 15th December. The Chorus will also be helping raise monies for the Rainbow Fund as part of the “We All Live Together: A Concert for World Aids Day” taking place at 7.30pm on 1st December at St Marys Church, St James St, Kemptown.
For more information regarding Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, including how to join and and how to buy tickets to their shows, please visit their website www.brightongmc.org
NOTES FOR EDITORS
About Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was first established in 2005 and is now a registered charity no. 1137437.
The Chorus has over 70 members and works by its three principals of Singing, Socialising and Support. The Chorus stages at least three main shows a year; usually during the Fringe Festival, Brighton Pride and at Christmas. Their “Pull A Cracker” Christmas show is due to take place on 15 December 2012 at the Brighton Dome.
The Chorus also supports a number of local charity and community events throughout the year. Latest news, press releases and images are available in the “Press Office” section of the Chorus website www.brightongmc.org