Olympian Mo Farah donates photo to HIV charity auction
Olympic gold medallist joins other athletes in donating photographs for charity
Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah joins fellow British athletes Christine Ohuruogu and Paralympian Jody Cundy by donating their own photographs for a charity auction.
Positive East, a community based HIV charity, will be holding an auction on 7 November at the Hoxton Apprentice in Hackney, east London.
Hackney councillor Carole Williams, who organised the event, said: ‘I wanted to do something to remember my friend Barry, who was the first HIV positive person I knew.
‘Now I can do my bit to help raise the funds [Positive East] need in order to deliver the support, help and advice that hadn’t been available back then.
‘I am over the moon that so many Londoners so generously donated their images for this auction to support Positive East.
‘It’s fitting that, just a few months after the London 2012 Games ended, that Olympians and Paralympians are still giving to support east London.’
Other pictures donated to the auction include submissions made through social networking site Instagramers London. More than 460 submissions were made, with the winning entries being made available for auction.
Over 5,600 people in east London are affected by HIV.
Mark Santos, director of Positive East, believes the event will provide a positive boost for the charity, stating: ‘The demand for Positive East’s services in our community have never been greater, and with strains on our resources at the moment we are delighted that Instagramers London and our supporters have come together to put this wonderful event on.’
Entry to the event is free of charge and will be held on 7 November at 7pm.