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Charles Street raise £1,000 for Rainbow Fund

Besi Besemar September 6, 2016

Chris Marshall the manager of Charles Street and jukebox wizard Ruby Roo aka Rupert Ellick celebrated birthdays in style with a joint party on Sunday (September 4), raising £1,000 for the Rainbow Fund in the process.


The evening was brilliantly hosted by Lola Lasagne, artists appearing included Stephanie Von Klitz, The Vixens, Rose Garden, Martha D’Arthur, Davina Sparkle, Gabriella Parrish, Kara Van Park, Sally Vate, Mrs Moore and Miss Jason.

Lady Imelda collected £91.75 in a pint glass on her head while singing Memory from Cats – which was doubled by an anonymous member of the audience to £183.50.

£651.53 was collected in buckets by volunteers from the LGBT Community Safety Forum Billie Lewis, Maria Baker and Joanna Rowland-Stuart. The total amount raised was topped up to £1,000 by Chris Marshall on behalf of Charles Street Bar.

The evening was staged-managed by Luke ‘Lola’ Hollaran while Ruby Roo provided lights and sounds.

Special mention to the bar staff who worked their socks off all night and to the door security.

Chris Marshall said: “What an incredible night! I’m not sure where to begin, we do this every year and every year you all manage to surpass all expectations and simply blow me away. Thank you very much to everyone who donated their time free of charge to help us raise the money.”

The Rainbow Fund give grants to LGBT/HIV organisations in Brighton & Hove who provide effective front line services to LGBT people in the city.

Photographs by Jack Lynn

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