Manchester’s Finest at LGBT Spring Benefit

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The LGBT event of the year, the Manchester Pride Spring Benefit, returned for a second time with a brand new venue and a line-up of brilliant performers. This year’s fundraiser, which was hosted at Victoria Warehouse Hotel, saw guests entertained by Liverpool songstress Rebecca Ferguson and acoustic folk singer and former X-Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan, plus local performer Dean Mac.

In addition to the outstanding entertainment, guests including Corrie stars Debbie Rush, Mikey North, Sair Khan and Bruno Langley were invited to make their way down the red carpet to a sparkling drinks reception at Bays Brick Bar. They enjoyed a champagne reception, three course meal and auction with lots including dinner with the cast of Coronation Street, a luxury yacht and a box at the Manchester Arena for Lionel Ritchie! The gala event was sponsored by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Manchester dealership.

‘What a night! We are delighted to have hosted such a brilliant night at The Bays Victoria Warehouse Hotel and to have raised so much money for LGBT causes. Rebecca and Lucy stole the show but we couldn’t have done it without our fantastic guests who were unbelievably generous,’ said Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive at Manchester Pride

The Manchester Pride Spring Benefit exists to raise money for the Manchester Pride Community Fund. Integral to creating and sustaining a vibrant community, this fund provides crucial support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV charities and organisations in Greater Manchester.

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Charlotte Maxwell is a Vada Magazine staff writer.