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‘Oldest Gay in The Village’ announces his fundraising totals over Pride

Besi Besemar August 16, 2014

George Montague, the former Pride Ambassador, was out over the Pride weekend raising money for the Rainbow Fund.

Somchai, George and Chris Cooke from the Rainbow Fund
Somchai, George and Chris Cooke from the Rainbow Fund

George, who is affectionately known as the Oldest Gay in the Village,¬†celebrated his 91st birthday a few weeks before Pride. He signed copies of his new book “The Oldest Gay in the Village” at Preston Park on Pride Saturday and outside Gelato de Luca ice cream parlour on St. James’ Street during the Saturday and Sunday Village Street Party.

George, Somchai and Sir Ian McKellen
George, Somchai and Sir Ian McKellen

During the Sunday book signing session in St James Street, actor and founder member of Stonewall, Sir Ian McKellen, visited George and signed copies of his book for him.

George and Maisie Trollette
George and Maisie Trollette

During the Pride weekend, George collected for the Rainbow Fund, which awards grants to LGBT-led organisations providing front line services to the LGBT community in Brighton and Hove; ADCAF, an Indian Charity for destitute children; and The Pattaya Orphanage in Thailand.

Brian Owen and Rainbow Fund treasurer Chris Cooke count the donations
Brian Owen and Rainbow Fund treasurer Chris Cooke count the donations

He raised £316.20 for the Rainbow Fund and £51 each for ADCAF and the Pattaya Orphanage.

George was helped with his fundraising by his civil partner, Somchai, and Brian Owen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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