Brighton Bear Weekend raise record amount for Rainbow Fund

Brighton Bear Weekend (BBW) raise a massive £7,752 for the Rainbow Fund.

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The total raised was revealed at a reception this evening, (July 11), at the Camelford Arms for supporters and friends who had helped the BBW committee raise the money in the past twelve months.

Before presenting the cheque to Maria Baker who sits on the Rainbow Fund’s independent grants panel, BBW Chair, Graham Munday thanked the Sea Serpents, Brighton’s Gay Rugby Team for their help and support in raising the money.

He highlighted that Subline, the men’s bar and club in St James Street, had donated all door money (£1,500) from events staged over the BBW weekend, and thanked Jon Goodacre who was stepping down from the BBW committee for all his hard work in the last year.

He made special mention of Lunch Positive, the HIV Lunch Club who had provided food at the Bear-B-Q Picnic in Dorset Gardens during Brighton Bear Weekend which raised more than £1,000 for Lunch Positive.

Finally he thanked the Camelford Arms for providing the buffet and complimentary glass of Prosecco to everyone attending tonight’s announcement.

The total donation of £7.752, included money raised at BBW quiz nights at the Camelford Arms; special party nights staged at Subline during the last year; £1,500 donated by Subline from their events during BBW in June; personal donations of £300 by Andy Tull owner of the Market Inn and Black Horse in Church Street and a £100 donation from The Camelford Arms.

The Brighton Bear Weekend committee this year included Jon Goodacre, Mark Barbeary, Neil Borrett, Matt Brooke, David Harvie and chair Graham Munday.

The Rainbow Fund makes grants to LGBT/HIV organisations in Brighton and Hove providing effective front line services to LGBT people in the city and will be distributing the money raised at their next grants round in August.

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