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Local artist paints Freddie Mercury for Rainbow Fund

Local artist, Lez Ingham supports Hibernation 2018 fundraising luncheon with new painting of Freddie Mercury. LAST year Lez donated a painting of George Michael which was auctioned at Hibernation, the community luncheon organised by Bear-Patrol raising £3,300 for the work of the...

Call out for raffle and charity prizes for Hibernation

Danny Dwyer at Bear-Patrol HQ is currently organising on behalf of Bear-Patrol the annual community ‘Hibernation’ charity luncheon on Sunday, October 21 at The Old Ship Hotel. THIS year Bear-Patrol will be raising money for MindOut the LGBTQ Mental Health Servic...

Brighton businesses support the LGBT+ communities during Pride

Brighton businesses donate to Rainbow Fund from Pride weekend activities. APART from Pride’s direct fundraising through ticket sales and other events, businesses across the city held independent fundraising events, and have entrusted The Rainbow Fund to distribute the funds they...

New shakers and buckets for Rainbow Fund

Danny Dwyer, organiser of Bear Patrol organises new shakers and fundraising buckets for bars and shops to support the work of the Rainbow Fund. Look out for bright yellow shakers and buckets that are popping up in bars and shops all over the city to capture your spare change....

Mayor of Brighton and Hove attends Bear-Patrol breakfast for Rainbow Fund

Bear-Patrol mark the third anniversary since receiving The Queens Award for Voluntary Service at Brighton Marina today (June 2). BEAR-Patrol the social networking group, celebrated the third anniversary of receiving The Queens Award for Voluntary Service by hosting a breakfast of...

DD’s birthday party raises £2,206.95 for good causes

Danny Dwyer, organiser of Bear-Patrol, celebrated his birthday with friends at the Amsterdam Bar and Kitchen on May 19, raising in the process an impressive total of £2,206.95 for local good causes. DANNY asked friends attending not to buy birthday presents or give him cards but...

Bear-Patrol raise almost £30,000 for good causes in 2017

Bear-Patrol Christmas party at Camelford Arms in December raises £605.38 for Rainbow Fund. THIS makes the total raised by Bear Patrol in 2017 to £29,968.28, bringing the running total raised for good causes since the group started fundraising in January 2011, to £188,098.02....

A very beary Christmas this weekend at Bar Broadway, Subline and Camelford

Brighton Bear Weekend (BBW) and Bear-Patrol join forces this weekend to bring you some festive cheer and raise money for the Rainbow Fund. THE FESTIVE fun starts with the return of the very popular Bear-a-oke at Bar Broadway on Saturday, December 9 from 7.00 pm to 9.30pm. Hosted...

Rainbow Fund award record total in grants to local LGBT/HIV groups

Grants totalling £110,688 awarded to local LGBT+ and HIV organisations at the annual Rainbow Fund Grant Awards Ceremony at the Brighton Metropole Hotel on Monday, October 16. Rainbow Fund Patron Zoe Lyons and entertainer Lola Lasagne proved a great double act hosting the ceremony...

Bear-Patrol raise £716.61 for Rainbow Fund

Bear-Patrol raised a total of £716.61 for the Rainbow Fund over the Pride weekend. The money was raised at the Bear-Patrol pre-Pride Quiz at the Camelford Arms on August 3 (special thanks to the Co-Op Funeral Care who donated the wonderful hamper prize) which was won by the...