Blackpool Unites for CHECHNYA appeal

July 10, 2017

Danny Beard
Danny Beard

Following news stories of atrocities in Chechnya, the round-up, beating, incarceration and torture of gay men in the Russian State; entertainers from across the UK and Europe come together to raise funds to support the terrible plight of these men.

Not since the 1940’s has Europe seen the wholesale incarceration and torture of Gay men for their sexual orientation; this terrifying atrocities must come to an end!

Rainbow Railroad is a charity which has supported LGBT+ people escaping persecution in their own countries for decades. On Monday July 31, forty of the UK’s finest cabaret stars alongside International Pop Diva Soraya Vivian and Britain’s Got Talent’s semi finalist Danny Beard will come together at VIVA Blackpool for a spectacular fundraiser to support the work this incredible charity is doing.

Soraya Vivian
Soraya Vivian

Soraya Vivian said: “Like so many others I am deeply disturbed by the news from Chechnya, I have so many LGBT+ fans and love them dearly, I want to see an end to this terrible persecution and of course I am only to happy to support this incredible fundraiser with my Blackpool friends.”

Viva Blackpool hosts the event with the outrageous Leye D Johns, The Jerseys and the reimagined Viva Vegas Live on hand to bring the Las Vegas sparkle to the event.

With charity auction, games and more to entertain and raise those all important funds, this promises to be a memorable occasion and one which will see vital support to deserving causes.

Alongside the Rainbow Road charity, the local charity Horizon West which assists those LGBT+ people living with HIV in crisis will also benefit from the nights fundraising.



Where: Viva Blackpool, 3 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HJ

When: Monday, July 31

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: Tickets £6.50

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