In The South

LETTER TO EDITOR: Thank you Mr Chapman

August 30, 2017

Another successful Brighton Pride and another chance to send sincere thanks to Tony Chapman and his team at Legends.

Once again, Tony’s continued support and sponsorship has kept the Legends Cabaret Big Top, one of the highlights on Preston Park. Then on Pride Sunday, he entrusts his stage at Legends to me to bring the very best artistes to help raise money for the Rainbow Fund.

Whilst £1 from every ticket sold for Preston Park and the Village Street Party is ring fenced for the Rainbow Fund, Tony recognises the need not to be complacent and uses the Sunday to boost funds further, enabling the Rainbow Fund to continue its excellent work supporting  Brighton’s considerable LGBT+/HIV organisations.

For the seventh consecutive year Tony has supported me in putting on a top rate show highlighting the top drawer venue Legends has always been. 

Special thanks must be given to the team there, led magnificently by Jemela Quick and Dan Austin. They handled their new managerial roles at Legends during the busiest weekend of the year with aplomb. Nothing was too much trouble and I, on behalf of the artistes who had all donated their time to appear, wish to thank them sincerely for all that they did.

The support of Tony and Legends, to Brighton Pride, the Rainbow Fund, the artistes and the public, is a testament as to why Brighton Pride remains one of the most successful and enjoyable Prides in the UK. It’s a long weekend for me, but I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it without Tony’s trust, faith and support.

Thank you very much!

Stephen Richards aka Lola Lasagne