Manchester Pride has announced a figure of £105,000 for good causes. However, only £98,000 of this amount was raised during the ten day festival. The other £7,000 came from fundraising at the Manchester Pride Dinner which took place in September 2010 — almost a year before.
The origins of Manchester Pride go back to 1990 when an August Bank Holiday event was set up by several of the gay businesses. The aim being to raise money for good causes – particularly for those connected with HIV and AIDS. So it’s quite extraordinary to hear that, this year, the opposite has happened; […]
Manchester Pride 2010 has raised just £115,000 for charity. In real terms, this is considerably less than was raised by the free-to-attend GayFest a decade ago. There’s how the figure fits into the overall picture:
The Lesbian and Gay Foundation has been awarded £121,165 from a hardship fund that is run by the Community Development Foundation.
Manchester Pride 2009 has raised £135,000 for good causes. It’s the highest figure for a number of years, but not if you take into account inflation (which is about 30% over a decade). Allowing for inflation it is about the same as was raised in 2000 from the free and much-smaller GayFest and less than […]
In a surprise development last night, Phil Burke the chairman of the Village Business Association issued a statement.