Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raise £5622.48 for the Sussex Beacon

Besi Besemar February 20, 2013

Brighton Gay Men's Chorus
Sussex Beacon CEO Simone Dowe receives cheque for Sussex Beacon

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus made a triumphant return to the Brighton Dome in December for their annual Christmas extravaganza Pull A Cracker.  This year, the Chorus were joined on stage by acclaimed West End actress Rosie Ashe for a packed out festive evening. For the second year running, the event raised money for the Sussex Beacon with a final total of a staggering £5622.48.

Simon Dowe, CEO of The Sussex Beacon, said:

“Thank you so much to the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus for raising such a significant sum at their Christmas show. The money raised can pay for 13 people to have an 8 session course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This treatment will help alleviate the stress, anxiety and sleep difficulties associated with a positive HIV diagnosis. Thank you for helping us continue our vital work.”

Paul Charlton, Chairman of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, said:

“We are delighted to once again raise so much money for such a worthy local cause. ‘Pull a Cracker’ is already one of the highlights of our calendar, but being able to support the Sussex Beacon makes the experience even more special to us.”

The next opportunity to see the Chorus will be Friday 3 and Saturday May 4 at 7.30pm for their Brighton Fringe Festival show entitled Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: Douze Points! at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton.

Go and see the boys as they imagine what might happen should Brighton stage an alternative to the Eurovision Song Contest. This follows the success of their last Fringe show Guilty Treasures, which was tipped as one of the “Highlights of the Fringe 2012″ by

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Or in person via either Brighton Dome or Brighton Fringe Box Offices.