£250k The Roddick Foundation match fund pledge kickstarts ‘Build Brighton Dome’ Community Appeal

28/6/2018

Brighton-based Belgian chip company, BeFries, have pledged their support for Brighton Dome’s community appeal, ‘Build Brighton Dome’, by offering to donate 50p from each jar in their range of over 25 sauces sold in the next few weeks. The appeal aims to reach out to the local community as well as visitors to the city to help complete its £21.2 million transformational project to redevelop the nationally-important Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.

Dashal and Chan Beevers set up the award-winning BeFries in August 2016 with the aim of bringing the taste of authentic Belgian fries to Brighton & Hove. Having mastered the art of cooking the perfect chip - a process they liken to perfecting coffee - and picking up several awards along the way, they have also created around twenty new sauces – the most popular being garlic mayo and satay sauce.

On pledging his support for Build Brighton Dome, Dashal Beevers said: “I first moved to Brighton 22 years ago and going out to see live music has always been a love of mine, I have seen so many of my favourite bands playing at Brighton Dome. It is an amazing space for music, comedy, theatre and other events and, with this rebuild, I can only wish for it to continue for many, many more years to come for the enjoyment of everyone.”

Brighton Dome’s major refurbishment project - the first phase of a wider plan to restore and reunite the Royal Pavilion Estate - has already attracted significant donations from the National Lottery through Arts Council England (ACE) and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), and the Coast to Capital Local Growth fund, as well as commitments from the city council, charitable trusts and individual patrons. Reviving long-lost heritage features and creating new state-of-the-art facilities, key developments include a magnificent Corn Exchange viewing gallery, a dedicated creative space for workshops and rehearsals, and a new street-facing café opening out onto New Road.

With 90% of Phase One funding now in place - including significant donations from the National Lottery through Arts Council England (ACE) and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), and the Coast to Capital Local Growth fund – the Community appeal aims to raise £250,000 to help complete the transformational project.

Support #BuildBrightonDome and help to protect our heritage and enrich the lives of our community, by donating today.