The annual Easter Bonnet Parade and Charity Drag Races organised between the Bedford Tavern and Grosvenor Bar in Hove, drew a huge crowd to Little Western Street on Easter Sunday.
AN amazing £1,883.66 was raised for the Rainbow Fund to distribute through their independent grants program to LGBT/HIV groups and organisations providing effective front line services to LGBT+ people in Brighton & Hove.
Adam Brooks owner of the Bedford Tavern, said: “Thank you to everyone who turned up, especially those who placed bets, bought raffle tickets and put money in the collection buckets. The aim of the day is to raise money to help as many local good causes via the Rainbow Fund. Huge thanks to everyone who helped and donated prizes for the raffle. Congratulations to Chelsea Flower-Show for winning the prize for best bonnet. It was an incredible bonnet made of fresh flowers that was illuminated at night – stunning! Congratulations also to Scottish Dick for winning the Drag King race and Dragasaurus for winning the Drag Queen races.
Finally thanks to Brighton Sea Serpents, Danny Dwyer and his bucket shakers, Sally and my mate Sue Coleman who was like a machine! Selling bets, raffle tickets, bingo tickets, shaking buckets…… Sue you are a star! Thank you!”