20th February 2015
For immediate release.
The annual World Aids Day fundraising concert, held on December 1 at St Mary’s Church, Kemptown, is renowned for the variety of its performances and the warm support of its audience.
2014’s concert, once again presented under the banner We All Live Together, was no exception and saw the Brighton Belles Women’s Chorus, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, Rainbow Chorus, Resound Male Voices and Qukulele join forces to deliver a musical evening to satisfy a wide spectrum of musical tastes.
Co-hosted by Rory Finn Smith (Chair of Trans Alliance and LGBT Liaison/Hate Crime Co-ordinator for Sussex Police) and Kathy Caton (presenter of Radio Reverb’s Out In Brighton), the event was supported by The Co-operative Funeral Care who donated the mulled wine and Nick Ford Photography who sponsored the printed programme.
As well as being the beneficiary, Lunch Positive also provided the mince pies and the concert was organised by Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus. All performers donated their time for free, which helped break the record for funds raised on the evening to a new high of £2,214.
Gary Pargeter, volunteer project manager at Lunch Positive said:
“We’re overjoyed at the support from the choirs and music groups at this year’s World AIDS Day Concert. It means so much to have the support of so many groups and performers at this important event, and really proves that we are a community in togetherness.
“Our forthcoming year at Lunch Positive will be spent helping a growing number of people and aiming to reach people who do not easily access services. The proceeds from this year’s World AIDS Day concert will make a huge difference in all that we do. Thank you from our members and volunteers.”
NOTES FOR EDITORS
To read more about the groups that performed in the World Aids Day Concert 2014, visit BrightonWADconcert.info
For more information about Lunch Positive, please visit their website: lunchpositive.org
The next Worlds Aids Day Concert will be on Tuesday 1st December, 2015.