A fundraiser marking the National Aids Trust‘s 25th birthday raised £30,000 for the UK charity.
The Spring Awakening event, held at London’s stylish 11 Cavendish Square venue last night (17 May), was themed the ‘Silver Soiree’ to celebrate NAT’s quarter of a century anniversary.
The night featured a first look at an exclusive exhibition of Red Ribbon artwork created by celebrity supporters, including Gok Wan, Annie Lennox and Pan Ann, as birthday gifts for NAT.
There was also a tombola, raffle and auction which saw lucky bidders take home Olympic tickets to the men’s gymnastics final and a champagne date with Stephen Fry after his performance in the all-male production of Twelfth Night at the capital’s Globe.
The NAT champions rights for people living with HIV and works to end the stigma many HIV-Positive people face in society.
Deborah Jack, NAT chief Executive, said: ‘As the financial climate becomes increasingly tough, support from individuals who really care about NAT’s work is more important than ever.
‘This year we wanted to make our event extra special by marking our 25th birthday and we can’t thank our supporters enough for making the event a success.
‘We were delighted to showcase the exclusive Red Ribbon artwork created for us by some of our well known supporters and the feedback received has been overwhelming.
‘All the money raised from the evening will help fund NAT’s policy and campaigning work – changing attitudes, challenging injustice and changing lives.’
If you were unable to make last night’s event but would like to make a £25 birthday donation for our fund, visit the NAT’s fundraising website here.