Hundreds of Bears descended on Brighton & Hove over the weekend for the annual Brighton Bear Weekender. A series of planned events took place in 112 Church Street, Subline, Legends and the Camelford Arms. The Come to Daddy night at Envy was a huge success.
On Saturday, the hottest day of the year to date, Bears gathered in Queens Park for a Teddy Bears Picnic and HIV charity Lunch Positive provided a pop up community cafe serving delicious salads and cakes.
The Brighton Bear Weekender is a fundraiser for the Rainbow Fund who through their independent grants programme distributes money raised locally to LGBT and HIV organisations who provide front line services to the LGBT community.
Paul Elgood, Chairman of the Rainbow Fund congratulated the Brighton Bear Weekend organisers.
“The Bears Weekend has been a tremendous success, raising vital funds for the Rainbow Fund. I’d like to thank the organisers for their hard work in putting the weekend together. They are a fantastic team and a pleasure to work with.
“The Rainbow Fund doesn’t raise funds directly but works with a number of high profile community events and venues to create a fund which can then be used across the community, distributed on a needs-led basis for frontline services.”