LGBT+ chorus support campaign to restore Saltdean Lido to former glory

Besi Besemar June 5, 2018

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus support campaign to help save and restore the Art Deco building at Saltdean Lido, the only Grade 2 Star listed building in the U.K.

THE #lovesaltdeanlido campaign was launched recently with this purpose in mind. The intention is to raise £100k from supporters which is needed to unlock a further £4.2m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Brighton & Hove Council has also pledged £700k to this second phase of the Lido restoration project.

Deryck Chester, Volunteer Director for Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company, said: “It really means a lot to the campaign to have the public support of organisations such as the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus. We are developing great momentum with the campaign and support like this really helps boost morale and spread the word. Thank you to all!

“We need to show the Lottery there is public support for the campaign by raising £100k from donations. People need to pledge by the time the Lottery meet to make a decision in the first week in June. And don’t worry – money won’t come out of their accounts until the project has been given the green light.”

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus member Adam Betteridge added: “I’m really excited by the bid to restore the rest of Saltdean Lido building. A number of the Chorus members and supporters live in the Saltdean area, and I for one took great pleasure in using the outdoor heated swimming pool after it was reopened last Summer.”

For further information to support the restoration of the Saltdean Lido, click here: