SPONSORED: London’s iconic skyline along the river Thames lit up with a beautiful World AIDS Day message tonight (1 December).
The event, sponsored by npower, aims to raise money for cancer support charity Macmillan.
Gay Star News went down to Observation Point around London’s Southbank to post a message of solidarity.
It read: ‘End stigma. End transmission of HIV. World AIDS Day 2017’
— James Besanvalle (@JamesBesanvalle) December 1, 2017
The initiative encourages donations to Macmillan, but also writing messages of love and support to family members and loved ones.
Other messages include: ‘Happy Christmas, family Bacon. In aid of Macmillan floating on the Thames.’
Another wrote: ‘Happy Christmas dad and Barb. Lots of love from Worcester.’
World AIDS Day 2017
TV personality and gay icon Amanda Holden opened the event on Wednesday night (29 October).
She said in a video: ‘It uses a dazzling display of holograms to send your messages of love shooting up into the sky.
‘People undergoing cancer treatment can often feel the cold more, which is why for over 13 years, npower and Macmillan have worked together to help people living with cancer keep warm without the worry,’ she said.
If you also want to submit your own message, head down to Observation Point on London’s Southbank and shoot your message across London’s skyline.