12th August 2014
For immediate release.
Christopher Steed of Gogglebox fame has donated over £800 to Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus from his winnings after appearing on Channel 4’s Million Pound Drop starring Davina McCall.
“The Chorus is wonderful charity that does a lot of really positive work in bringing people together and also raises thousands of pounds for many other local organisations. I wanted to include it as one of my charities because I know that the boys work really hard all year to make sure they can support their local community as much as they can, so by helping the boys to continue what they do is a bit like the ‘gift that keeps on giving’.”
Adam Betteridge, a trustee for Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, said
“We are really grateful to Chris for his very kind donation and support. Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is a registered charity providing crucial support to our members as well as the wider community through our performances and fundraising activities. We rely very much on the generosity of our fans through donations such as to ensure we can continue doing everything that we do.”
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is holding a special welcome evening for any gay or gay-friendly men who enjoy singing and may be thinking of joining on Tuesday 2nd September at 7.30pm in Brighton Unitarian Church on New Road. It’s the perfect opportunity to taste the delights of singing in a choir so please do go along!
Their next performances include “An Audience With Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus” on Friday 26th September at St Nicholas Church, Dyke Road and a new format winter show called “Putting On The Glitz” at the Theatre Royal, New Road on Sunday 30th November at 7.30pm.
For more information about their events and tickets, please visit their website on www.brightongmc.org
NOTES FOR EDITORS
About Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 2005 and now has around 80 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.