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Local businesses support the Rainbow Fund over Pride

Graham Robson August 11, 2014

This year, a number of Brighton businesses supported the Rainbow Fund during the Pride weekend.

John Inch and Paul Elgood
John Inch and Paul Elgood

· The Sussex Yeoman – £101. John Inch owner Sussex Yeoman donated 10% of their food take on Pride Saturday.

· Brighton Lanes Apartments, Ship Street – £200.  The agents who handle bookings for Jamie Hakim’s serviced apartment business – Brighton Lanes Apartments on Ship Street – charged anyone making bookings over Brighton Pride weekend a £50 ‘Pride Premium’. Jamie passed on the ‘premiums’ charged for his four apartments direct to the Rainbow Fund.

· Cyber Dog club wear – £105. Cyber Dog put together a special gift bag for Pride with all proceeds going to the Rainbow Fund. Plus their staff also made personal donations.

· Brighton Twisted Market – £85.30. Kindly held a bucket collection for people attending the pre Pride Twisted Market.

Rainbow Fund Chairman Paul Elgood said: “It is great that individual businesses are doing their bit for the Rainbow Fund. We are usually known for receiving donations from community, venue and event fundraising, but this year a number of businesses have approached us directly to put something back into the community during Pride.”

“The Rainbow Fund does not fundraise itself, but receives donations from high profile events and activities to allocate through its grants programme. Decisions on all grants are made independently via our grants panel.”

September 1 will see Pride and the Rainbow Fund come together for the very first LGBT Business Awards and Grant Giving Ceremony, acknowledging the support of local businesses for Pride and the Rainbow Fund.

To view the Rainbow Fund website, CLICK HERE: 

or @BHRainbowFund

Staff at Cyber Dog, Brighton handover cheque to Paul Elgood, Chair of Rainbow Fund
Staff at Cyber Dog, Brighton handover cheque to Paul Elgood, Chair of Rainbow Fund