Gay dating app Chappy celebrates Christmas with £5000 donation to Attitude Magazine Foundation for LGBT causes

The app has marked the festive season with a renewed commitment to improving LGBT lives.


Chappy has celebrated Christmas with a £5000 donation to the Attitude Magazine Foundation for LGBT causes.

The gay dating app, which launched in 2017 as a more relationship-focused alternative to traditional social apps for gay men, marked the festive season with a charity Christmas dinner at Beach Blanket Babylon in London's Shoreditch on Friday (14 December).

Stars including Strictly's Dr. Ranj Singh and BBC presenter Riyadh Khalaf were in attendance as Chappy announced the generous donation to the Attitude Magazine Foundation, which was set up this year to help raise money for LGBT causes across the globe.

The foundation, which was recently awared charitable status, had already raised £170,000 this summer following a special football campaign with bookmaker Paddy Power, who donated £10,000 for each goal scored by the Russian national football team during the World Cup.

Announcing Chappy's own generous dontation during Friday night's dinner, Attitude publisher Darren Styles revealed that the foundation had already been working with human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to help support local LGBT grassroots organisations in Russia, and that the latest donation would also be used to support LGBT causes around the world.

Since being co-founded by former Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke last year, Chappy has quickly become one of the UK's most popular dating apps for gay men, and was brought by dating app Bumble - part of the Badoo network - earlier this year.

Speaking in the January issue of Attitude - available to download and to order globally now - Chappy's Head of Brand Sam Dumas reiterates the platform's commitment to charitable endeavours as it continues to provide a safe, prejudice-free space for gay men to pursue romance.

"We are here to serve the community", Sam explains. "Dating is just the start and over the next year we have a lot of exciting marketing and charitable efforts we plan to roll out that we think will change the face of dating."

We'll be announcing how Chappy's donation with the Attitude Magazine Foundation is being utilised over the coming weeks and months, but until then you can check out some of the highlight's from Friday's Chappy Christmas dinner below: