Stonewall’s seventh annual Brighton Equality Walk, held last weekend, raised a record-breaking £55,000 for the charity’s work.

The weather did not put off the 350 people who joined the 10K event, which was opened by L Word actress and screenwriter Guinevere Turner and Rikki Beadle-Blair, the director of FIT, Stonewall’s anti-bullying film for schools.

The route led along the sea-front, through Brighton’s gay village and finished at Brighton’s R-Bar for the post walk party and prize giving.

Laura Doughty, Stonewall’s deputy chief executive, said: “Stonewall’s work can make an even greater difference to the lives of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people around the country, thanks to the success of this year’s Equality Walk.

“Money raised by our supporters at this walk will enable us to develop materials that primary schools can use when teaching and celebrating different families.”