Brighton based charity, The Rainbow Fund, has received over £5,000 ($7,779 â‚¬6,226) in donations from the Brighton and Hove Pride organization.
This comes from the English seaside city’s gay event’s commitment to the fund which shall distribute the money to frontline HIV and LGBT services in the local area.
The donation is the first in a series planned to be made in the run up to the Brighton Pride celebrations on 1 September. Brighton’s Mayor, Bill Randall, presented Paul Elgood, chairman of the Rainbow Fund with the cheque, for use in funding LGBT activism, and research in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
The Rainbow Fund, part of the Sussex Community Foundation, allows the community within Brighton and Hove to raise money for LGBT voluntary sectors, and HIV and AIDS organisations.
‘It’s wonderful that such an early support for pride has allowed us to present this cheque today for over £5,000,’ commented Trevor Edwards, director of Brighton Pride. ‘Thanks to all our early ticket purchasers for making this happen.’
‘As we enter our second stage of ticketing,’ Edwards added, ‘I would encourage people to buy their tickets early, so that we can present more cheques like this faster than planned.’