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Bright Night with Will Young for PACE

LGBT charity PACE celebrate 30 years with a special anniversary show


Will’s throwing on a nice shirt and heading on down to the ritzy Café De Paris in London next week for PACE's 30th anniversary party, and you guys are warmly invited to join him. It’s a bit of a do about something that matters…

PACE – London’s LGBT health and well-being charity – are celebrating 30 years of hard work with a fundraising extravaganza, with a performance from the dashingly handsome PACE patron, Will Young, alongside bitterly cynical but brilliant stand-up comedienne, Jen Brister.

Since the HIV/AIDS crisis in 1985, PACE has been promoting better mental health with the young and old in the community. They continue to create safe spaces where LGBT people can get support, face-to-face or online.

“Whether it’s about how to negotiate better relationships; coming out; managing your own mental health; dealing with domestic abuse; mental health advocacy; youth counselling – our counselling, groupwork and advocacy services have seen LGBT people coming to us for nearly 30 years” says Ruth Overton, from PACE.

“Recent funding cuts have had an impact and Bright Night is an opportunity for PACE to raise essential funds that will help to keep vital PACE services going during 2014.”

It’s sad but very true that the charity sector has faced tough budget cuts in recent times, even more so for minority organisations, like PACE. It takes a huge amount of effort and creative flare to organise fundraising like this with a bit of glitz and glamour, but going along for a party with a cause and the chance to meet Will, keeps the flame of the charity alight.

There will be an auction for a holiday to the French Alpes, courtesy of European Gay Ski Week and a 3 night 5* stay in West Wales, also many other prizes to be won throughout the night. Oh, we love a raffle!

Bright Night takes place at Café De Paris, Leicester Square at 19.30 on Thursday 27 February. Tickets are available here. Enter promo code LTDGTPROMO for a 30% discount. See more info on their Facebook page.

Words: Zazz Walker (@ZazzWalker)

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