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Brighton LGBTQ Bar Owners Donating Kids Gender Neutral Christmas Gifts

Samantha Harman November 23, 2020

Brighton bar owners Lee Cockshot and Simon Ebers are embracing the true Christmas spirit this year, by donating £500 worth of gender neutral Christmas gifts to families in need.

The duo are also donating Christmas Sunday Roasts at one of their three venues for 30 lucky families.

Lee was moved and inspired by his friend Claire Fuller’s Facebook post, which read, “Before you start bragging that you’ve done your xmas shopping, please remember some parents have lost their jobs and don’t know how they’re going to feed their kids, never mind buy presents. 

“Some parents are on 80% pay and only just managing to pay bills…”

Lee owns Marine Tavern on Broad StreetSimon owns The Regency Tavern on Russell Square and the pair co-own Le Village just off St James’s Street. 

Simon said, “We understand this is an espcially difficult time for families and we wanted to give something back to the local community, the presents aren’t just for LGBTQ families, but for anyone who is struggling.”

From December 3rd, parents in need are invited to visit either Marine Tavern or Le Village between 11am – 1pm to collect one free gender neutral Christmas gift per child, the first 15 to be seen at either venue will also receive a voucher entitling a family of up to five to a free Christmas Sunday Roast.