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Brighton Bear Weekend raise £8,460 for Rainbow Fund

Besi Besemar July 14, 2018

Brighton Bear Weekend (BBW) organisers hosted a thank you party at the Camelford Arms on Tuesday, July 10 to thank volunteers, performers and venue owners who helped stage BBW 2018 from June 14-17.

THE weekend was raising money for the Rainbow Fund, a Brighton based fund who give grants to LGBT/HIV organisations that deliver effective front line services to LGBT+ people in the city.

Steve Beaumont a member of the Rainbow Fund Independent Grants Panel was on hand to receive a cheque from Graham Munday, Chair of BBW for £8,460. A further £750 was raised at the Bear-B-Que and Picnic in Dorset Gardens for Lunch Positive who ran the community cafe and £850 for the Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum who ran the on-site bar bringing the overall total raised during Brighton Bear Weekend for good causes to £10,060.

Total raised included a £250 donation from local licensee Andy Tull and £100 from Michael McGarrigle owner of Bar Broadway who hosted Bear-a-oke.

The annual BBW has now raised over £35,000 for the Rainbow Fund.

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