20th February 2014
For immediate release.
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus have announced that their “Pull A Cracker” Christmas show raised a staggering £5,713.40 for the Sussex Beacon, who offer specialist care and support for men, women and families affected by HIV.
For the third year running, the choir made a triumphant return to the Brighton Dome for a packed-out festive December evening. This year they were joined on stage by the fabulous actress Claire Sweeney and supported by their new sponsor Co-Operative Funeralcare.
Paul Charlton, Chairman of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus said:
“Thanks so much to everyone for your continued support. We really pulled out all the stops this year to deliver as entertaining a show as we could! We also have a number of other exciting plans that we hope to announce in the near future, and are delighted to once again to help raise money for such a worthy local cause.”
Their next show “Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: Nautical But Nice” will take place as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival on May 2nd & 3rd at St George’s Church in Kemptown, Brighton. Tickets and info will be available via their website www.brightongmc.org soon.
Also for your diaries, the Chorus will be holding its annual Jamboree – offering fun, games and home-baked cakes – at the Brighton Tavern on Saturday April 19th between 11am and 3pm. All are welcome!
In the meantime, if you are considering joining Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, they are always interested in hearing from prospective new members (irrespective of their running ability!) so please email Tom on firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES FOR EDITORS
About Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 2005 and is a registered charity no. 1137437.
The Chorus now has around 80 members and works by its three principals of Singing, Socialising and Support. Its charitable objectives include to promote equality and diversity, to raise public awareness of the LGBT community, and to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Chorus stages at least three main shows a year; usually during the Fringe Festival, Brighton Pride and at Christmas. 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 at www.brightongmc.org
About the Sussex Beacon
The Sussex Beacon is a dedicated HIV centre offering specialist care to men and women living with HIV. The charity offers a range of Inpatient and Outpatient services that have been developed in response to the changing needs of people living with HIV. More information is available from their website: www.sussexbeacon.org.uk