Alan Baser, Chair of Actually CIC, and members of Actually Gay Men’s Chorus (Actually GMC) receive a certificate of appreciation from Chris Gull, Chair of The Rainbow Fund.
THE Rainbow Fund was Actually GMC members’ chosen charity for 2017 – and the boys were thrilled to present The Rainbow Fund with £1,445.80 following fundraising and proceeds from their 2017 concerts: Let It Snow!; Bring On The Men!; and Love Actually.
The Rainbow Fund is a Brighton and Hove based grant giving fund for local LGBT/HIV organisations and charities and makes grants through their independent grants round to LGBT/HIV organisations who provide effective front line services to LGBT+ people in the city.
ActuallyGMC was created in October 2005 to create a unique environment for gay men and their allies to socialise, have fun and develop their skills
Since its creation, Actually GMC has raised thousands of pounds for local charities.
Alan Baser Chair of Actually CIC said:“We are a group of men from different backgrounds and ages brought together by music; everybody brings something unique and each of our personal stories enriches us all. Through our audiences’ generosity in 2017, the Chorus is proud to support the incredible work of The Rainbow Fund and give back to the Brighton & Hove LGBT+ communities”
Chris Gull, Chair of The Rainbow Fund, added: “The Rainbow Fund is grateful for, and impressed by, the amount raised by The Actually Gay Men’s Chorus for us to distribute as grants to the many local LGBT+ and HIV organisations and projects that we can support
“By choosing The Rainbow Fund as their designated charity last year they have actually supported many projects, for local groups, big and small, a real example of community fundraising supporting our local LGBT+ and HIV communities by choosing The Rainbow Fund.”
ActuallyGMC always welcomes new members and volunteers to join their musical family. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays at St Andrew’s Church in Waterloo Street, Hove from 7.45pm.
Actually GMC’s Pride celebration concert, True Colours, will be held on Friday, August 3, also at St Andrews Church. Tickets are available to purchase now at £15 (£13 concessions) via actuallygmc.org.
The choirs chosen charity for 2018 is The Sussex Beacon.