19th February 2014
For immediate release.
Adam Betteridge and Silvio Grasso, two of the trustees for registered charity Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, will be running in the Brighton Marathon on 6th April 2014 to raise funds for the choir.
Neither have run a Marathon yet and its fair to say both are anxious and excited about the prospect.
Adam Betteridge said:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be helping raise funds for such an amazing charity as Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus. The choir is really engaged in the local community, providing a safe supportive space for gay and gay-friendly men to meet whilst also learning how to sing. I’m also running in memory of my dear niece Sophie, who learned how to walk despite the experts telling us she never would, but whom who tragically died last May aged just 16 years old.”
Silvio Grasso, who will be donating 50% of the funds he raises to MindOut, said:
“As well as putting on great fun shows, the Chorus has also helped raise lots of money for other local charities including Lunch Positive, the Sussex Beacon and the Rainbow Fund in recent times. It’s also true the training has been incredibly gruelling what with the recent weather so please do dig deep and help us!”
Chairman of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Paul Charlton added:
“We are extremely grateful to Adam and Silvio for their support. This is the first time we have had anyone raise money for us by running in the Brighton Marathon. Fundraising efforts such as this will make a huge difference to our members in helping us continue with our charitable and community work. Please do support Adam and Silvio!”
You can sponsor Adam via www.justgiving.com/BM-2014
You can sponsor Silvio via www.justgiving.com/extravirgin
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 principles 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 Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton Pride and at Christmas. Their next show, “Nautical But Nice”, is due to take place as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival on 2nd & 3rd May at St. George’s Church, Kemptown.
Latest news, press releases and images are available in the Press Office section of the Chorus website www.brightongmc.org