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BEARS RAISE CRACKING TOTAL FOR RAINBOW FUND ) Brighton Bears’ raised a record-breaking £450.70 at their annual Easter Quiz held at the Camelford Arms. The winning team, the topically named Sandpaper Down Under, only just missed out on the £300 cash first prize and won the six bottles of beer. The chocolate-filled 18-prize raffle was very popular and supported with kind donations from Choccywoccydoodah, Prowler, Nice ‘N’ Naughty, the Camelford Arms, Chris Sarson and Clive Williams. The Brighton Bear Weekend team would like to thank the Camelford Arms for hosting the event, especially Tom Morris for being the quiz master and all those who donated prizes and came along to join in the fun. Graham Munday, Chair of Brighton Bear Weekend, said: “The pub was fully booked out for the night with many people eating before the quiz. There was a great atmosphere and we are all looking forward to doing it again at the start of Brighton Bear Weekend on Thursday, June 14. I suggest you book a table now.” To reserve a table for the next Brighton Bear Weekend Quiz with or without dinner on Thursday, June 4 at the Camelford Arms, call: 01273 622386. Entry is £2 per person, quiz starts at 9pm.
EASTER BONNET PARADE AND CHARITY DRAG RACES 2018 ) The annual Easter Bonnet Parade and Charity Drag Races, organised between the Bedford Tavern and Grosvenor Bar in Hove, drew a huge crowd to Little Western Street on Easter Sunday. An amazing £1,883.66 was raised for the Rainbow Fund to distribute through their independent grants programme to LGBT/HIV groups and organisations providing effective frontline services to LGBT+ people in Brighton & Hove.
best bonnet. It was an incredible bonnet made of fresh flowers that was illuminated Adam Brooks, owner of the Bedford at night – quite stunning! Congratulations Tavern, said: “Thank you to everyone also to Scottish Dick for winning the Drag who turned up, especially those who King Race and Dragasaurus for winning placed bets, bought raffle tickets and put the Drag Queen Races. money in the collection buckets. The aim “Finally, thanks to Brighton Sea Serpents, of the day is to raise money to help as many local good causes as possible via Danny Dwyer and his bucket shakers, Sally and my mate Sue Coleman who was the Rainbow Fund. Huge thanks to everyone who helped and donated prizes like a machine! Selling bets, raffle tickets, for the raffle. Congratulations to ‘Chelsea bingo tickets, shaking buckets... Sue you are a star! Thank you!” Flower-Show’ for winning the prize for
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