20th February 2015
For immediate release.
Following their debut at the Theatre Royal, with their Christmas Show, Putting on the Glitz, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raised £1,002.50 for the Rainbow Fund.
The Rainbow Fund award grants through an independent grant giving process to LGBT/HIV organisations in Brighton and Hove who provide effective front line services to LGBT people in the city.
Paul Charlton, Chairman of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus said:
“We are humbled for your continued support. We really pulled out all the stops this year to deliver a new entertaining show on such a sumptuous stage. We wanted to support Rainbow Fund again this year, knowing that every penny raised will be awarded to a local deserving LGBT and HIV/AIDS organisation.”
Chris Gull, chair of the Rainbow Fund, said:
“During the coming year many smaller groups could lose their funding as national cuts filter down to local organisations. The Rainbow Fund will prioritise these smaller organisations during the next 12 months and make sure they are treated fairly enabling them to continue delivering their services to LGBT people in the city.”
Brighton Gay Men’s chorus will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2015 with several planned performances, commencing with their next show Back to the Bond Age which will take place as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival on May 1 and 2 at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Ann Street, Brighton. To book tickets, visit BrightonGMC.org
Among other celebrations planned for their 10th anniversary, the chorus will be holding its annual themed Easter Jamboree – offering fun, games and home-baked cakes by its members – at the Brighton Tavern on Saturday April 4 between 11am and 4pm. Everyone is welcome!
NOTES FOR EDITORS
About Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 2005 and now has around 90 members.
It is a registered charity, no. 1137437, with 3 key charitable objectives:
- To promote public education by the study, practice and public performance of choral music; and to assist other charitable causes.
- For the public benefit to advance and promote the education of gay and gay-friendly men in Brighton and Hove in the subject of choral music, its study, practice and performance.
- The promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, in particular but not exclusively by raising public awareness of discrimination towards and issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, and in such other ways as are exclusively charitable as the trustees may from time to time determine.
Latest news, press releases and images are available in the Press Office section of the Chorus website www.brightongmc.org.
For more information about the Rainbow Fund, please visit their website: rainbowfund.org