Chesterfield Pride to hold theatre fundraiser

Sam Solace singing to a soggy crowd at Chesterfield Pride in July and the comittee are holding a fundraiser next week at the Winding Wheel  to raise moeny for next year's event
Sam Solace singing to a soggy crowd at Chesterfield Pride in July and the comittee are holding a fundraiser next week at the Winding Wheel to raise moeny for next year's event

Following on from the success of Chesterfield Pride in the summer, organisers are holding a fundraiser in the Winding wheel theatre with acts from the event returning.

Chairman of the Chesterfield Pride committee and event organiser Dan Walker said: “As brilliant as Pride was in July, and for our first event we had 2,300 people which was amazing, it was a total washout and rained constantly.

“I know that some people may have missed acts because they didn’t want to stand in the bad weather so this gives us an opportunity to showcase our supporters in the dry and raise money for next year’s Pride.”

On Wednesday December 16 there will be performances from 90s dance legend Angie brown, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Eva Iglesias, along with Kelly Wilde and Jason Prince with many others.

“It cost around £6,000 to put on the day and as we are hoping to grown in popularity so we will need money for the hidden costs that no one thinks about,” said Dan, 36 who grew up in Chesterfield but lives in Manchester after going to university there.

This year Pride was a free event and organisers want to keep it a no-charge event next year so ticket sales from the fundraiser will go towards extra toilets, security, fences and paying for the acts.

A date has not been set for next year but organisers would like it to be in July again.

Doors open for the Chesterfield Pride Fundraiser at 7pm, tickets £12.50 on the night or £10 in advance and can be bought through facebook.com/Chesterfieldpride