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Bear-Patrol raise £399.32 for The Rainbow Fund.

Besi Besemar March 25, 2019

Bear-Patrol, the social networking group, raised £399.32 for The Rainbow Fund on Sunday.

THE Money was raised at a Charity Car Boot Sale held at Brighton Marina on Sunday, March 24.

Over the last year, Danny Dwyer asked Supporters of the group to donate their unwanted items towards the sale, where a beautifully dry and sunny day brought the crowds out in force helping the stall to near enough sell out by Midday.

Volunteers offering their time on the day were Zoe Peach, Colin Blake, Chris Sarson, Danny Dwyer and John Cook, with many supporters of Bear-Patrol visiting the stall during the day in order to take a rummage through the stall and make a donation to the sale.

The cost of the pitch was kindly donated by Cllr Dee Simson (The Mayor of Brighton & Hove) and the vehicle transport was kindly donated by Lancing Driver Training which both helped immensely to save expenses and increase profits for The Rainbow Fund who give grants to local LGBT+/HIV organisations who deliver effective front line services to LGBT+ people in Brighton & Hove.

Danny Dwyer
Danny Dwyer

Danny Dwyer organiser of Bear-Patrol said; “All in all the sale was an incredible success and nature was most certainly on our side with the glorious weather. I can’t thank our volunteers and donors enough for their support with the sale, especially on the day and we look forward to doing it all again next year.”

If you would like to make a donation of items towards next years sale and/or enquire about future Bear-Patrol events email:

In 2020 Bear-Patrol will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary of Fundraising and they have an exciting year of community events currently being planned and put into place.

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