This year’s Brighton Pride has so far raised more than £64,570 for LGBT organisations, festival organisers have announced.
The total came from the £1 ring-fenced ticket sales for the Pride Festival and Pledge Wristbands for the Village Party, and also from Pride fundraising activities.
Brighton Pride Managing Director Paul Kemp said: “Brighton Pride is the UKs biggest Pride festival and we are incredibly proud that we have raised more than £107,000 over the past 2 years for the Rainbow Fund.
“Supporting LGBTT charities and good causes is the cornerstone of Pride and really shows that Brighton Pride 2014 was a ‘Pride with Purpose’.
“We would like to thank all of our sponsors and partners and every single person who supported each of the Pride events in 2014 making this donation possible, and hope even more local business will come on board next year to help us raiser even more for local good causes.”
Paul Elgood, Chairman of the Rainbow Fund, added: “We are grateful that Pride have asked us again this year to allocate the funding raised.
“The continued success of Brighton Pride gives a massive boost to the local LGBT and HIV voluntary sector and this huge sum will make a tremendous difference for community groups working locally.
“Without the tireless work of the Pride organisers in making the event such a success, this money would simply not be available to the community. Thank you to the organisers.”
Photos from the 2 August event can be viewed here