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Celebs come out for Manchester Pride Spring Benefit

2015-05-18
Last Thursday (14th May) the Manchester Pride Spring Benefit saw Manchester's celeb and business worlds come together at The Monastery Manchester to raise funds for the Manchester Pride Community Fund. The glamourous evening featured performances from Dionne Bromfield, who performed her hit Mama Said, and Britain’s Got Talent finalists swing quartet group, Jack Pack (pictured below). PTbXN4VudVrWAYP_a7XkySWpZh_9fU-UhCX7j2NlvbE “Our Spring Benefit was a great success. We received tremendous support from our generous guests who helped us to raise over £20,000 for the Manchester Pride Community Fund. This is more than twice the amount raised at our formal dinner event in 2014. It's humbling to know that people are so willing to support us in our quest to raise essential funds for the vital services provided by our charity partners," said Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive of Manchester Pride. The Black Tie star-studded evening is complemented by Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend and The Superbia program of cultural events as part of the charity's year-long calendar of fundraising activity. The Big Weekend will take place from Friday 28th to Monday 31st August 2015. Acts confirmed to perform across the bank holiday weekend include Texas, DJ Fresh, Atomic Kitten, Union J, Stooshe, Hot Since 82, and Big Weekend favorite Lucy Spraggan. Other Big Weekend highlights include the vibrant Manchester Pride Parade on Saturday 29th August. G7deNhcRQQV1xC_QKD3Mo4zzi-DgyUZMhH6xMRCCuy8,38fqwSyUNzWeHNz-Axze3mnZRmm_odpcaqy3lIWXzIY The Parade will weave its way through the city centre, following a 1.1 mile route, as thousands of visitors are expected to line the streets of Manchester to mark the 25th anniversary of celebrating LGBT life in Manchester by immersing themselves in this years Parade theme of Devotion. Tickets are currently priced at £22 for a weekend ticket, £12.50 for day tickets and children's tickets are also available from £5. Tickets provide guests with access to the event site, including the Main Arena, Sackville Gardens, the Gaydio Dance Arena and the Expo and help Manchester Pride raise funds for LGBT and HIV charities and organisations in Greater Manchester. For more information on The Big Weekend visit the new website at bigweekend.manchesterpride.com. To book Exclusive Gay Travel packages visit Marriottweekends.co.uk/pride