Fundraising News

World Aids Day concert raises record funds for HIV charity

Graham Robson April 21, 2016

The annual World Aids Day fundraising concert, held on December 1, 2015 at St Mary’s Church, Kemptown, raised a staggering £3032.48 for Lunch Positive, the local charity supporting people living and affected by HIV.


Jointly organised by Actually Gay Men’s Chorus, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus and Rainbow Chorus – they were joined on stage by Brighton Belles, Rebelles, Resound Male Voices and Qukulele providing a musical evening that entertained the sold out audience.

The event was expertly hosted by local comedian Julie Jepson and supported by The Co-operative Funeral Care who donated the mulled wine and Nick Ford Photography who sponsored the printed programme.

A spokesperson for the organisers said: “We would like to thank the sponsors, the many volunteers and all performers who donated their time for free. The evening raised a new record amount for this event, which is a firm fixture in the Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ community calendar.”

Gary Pargeter, project manager at Lunch Positive said: “Thank you from everyone at Lunch Positive for a fantastic World AIDS Day Concert, and this amazing amount raised to help us deliver the HIV lunch club.

“At Lunch Positive we continue to get busier and to see new people join us throughout the year. These funds raised go towards the costs of running the lunch club, buying food, and ultimately ensures the community space thrives and is supportive for people who come along.

“The choirs, music groups, performers and their audiences have become good friends of Lunch Positive and we thank you for all your kindness and support, both throughout the year and at World AIDS Day.”

The next Worlds Aids Day Concert will be on Thursday, December 1, 2016.