Community activist Chris Cooke has been appointed to chair the Rainbow Fund’s fundraising sub-commttee.
Chris has a wealth of experience in the local LGBT voluntary sector, including previously at the Sussex Beacon and currently as an LGBT rep for Community Works.
Community Works helps organisations and individuals across the city make as big a difference as possible to local lives and issues. This can be anyone from community groups, voluntary organisations and volunteers to businesses and public sector organisations. In fact anyone who wants to give their time, expertise and energy towards making Brighton & Hove a better place for everyone.
In his new role at the Rainbow Fund, Chris will co-ordinate the smaller fundraising activities of the Fund, such as collections at the bars and venues. He will also manage the volunteers who support the Rainbow Fund.
His appointment to help the Rainbow Fund is entirely voluntary. The Rainbow Fund has no paid staff and no expenses. 100% of money donated to the Rainbow Fund is distributed to deserving LGBT organisations provide a front line service to the LGBT community in Brighton & Hove.
Paul Elgood, Chairman of the Rainbow Fund said: “We welcome Chris to the team, and hope that he will play an active role with our fundraising.
“Few people have the experience that Chris has working in the local LGBT community, which makes him ideal for this fundraising role.”
Chris said: “I am delighted to be joining the Rainbow Fund at this exciting time in its development. I hope my wealth of experience in the voluntary sector and my extensive network of contacts in the LGBT community will be put to good use. I have long admired the great work the Fund does and am thrilled to be part of the team as it moves forward”