Fundraising events over World Aids Day (WAD) weekend at Club Revenge raised £1,555.35 for The Rainbow Fund.
THE money was raised from a pound per head donated from the annual Revenge World Aids Day Red Party on Saturday, December 1 and from their World AIDS Day Dragathon which featured some of Brighton’s finest queer performers including Lydia L’Scabies, Rococo Chanel, Baby, Tayris Mongardi, Prudence Rae, Rob From Finance and Alfie Ordinary. All the entertainers, managers and DJs donated their wages for the night to swell the grand total raised for the Rainbow Fund to £1,555.35.
Chris Gull, Chair of the Rainbow Fund said: “What a great result from Revenge’s World AIDS Day weekend fundraisers. A real example of LGBT+ Community fundraising, ensuring that venues don’t have to decide which local projects to support, because by entrusting the funds raised to The Rainbow Fund they can be sure that the money will be fairly distributed to volunteer led projects like Lunch Positive and Peer Action, making a real difference to the lives of local people living with HIV.
The Rainbow Fund give grants to local LGBT/HIV groups who deliver effective front line services to LGBT+ people in Brighton and Hove.
In the most recent grants round in October, 2018, local groups received grants totalling £146,481 from the Fund.
These groups included: Brighton & Hove Sea Serpents, Rainbow Families, My Genderation, MenTalkHealth, Peer Action, Older and Out, Longhill School LGBTU group, Marlborough CIC QTIPOC project, Sussex Beacon, The Rainbow Chorus, Lunch Positive, MindOut, Clare Project, Switchboard, Allsort Youth Project, The Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum.