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Brighton Bear Weekend raise record amount for local good causes

Besi Besemar August 23, 2017

Brighton Bear Weekend (BBW) raise a total of £11,855 for the Rainbow Fund, Lunch Positive and Brighton & Hove Community Safety Forum during their events in 2016-2017.

The record breaking amount (£4,000 more than 2015-16) was raised from a variety of events during the year including quiz nights at the Camelford Arms and club nights at Subline as well as their main fundraising events during the Brighton Bear Weekend from June 15-18 which included the hugely successful Bear-B-Que in Dorset Gardens. They donated £9,050 directly to the Rainbow Fund and enabled Lunch Positive to raise £1,247; and the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum £1,558 at the Bear-B-Que event in Dorset Gardens on Saturday, June 17.

Lunch Positive run a weekly lunch club for people with HIV at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church. The Brighton & Hove Community Safety Forum provide LGBT people with advice on safety offer advocacy and hold 4 public meeting a year to give LGBT+people to hold the police and city council to account.

The Rainbow Fund make grants to LGBT/HIV organisations who deliver effective front line services to LGBT+ people in Brighton & Hove.