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NAT announces 25th birthday fundraising event 'Spring Awakening - the Silver Soirée'

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

This year marks the 25th birthday of the National AIDS Trust (NAT) and to mark the occasion we are turning our flagship fundraising event; Spring Awakening, into a celebratory birthday party – the Silver Soirée. 

The event will take place on 17 May at 11 Cavendish Square – a stylish and classic setting.  There will be a range of special birthday touches at the event, including an exclusive birthday cocktail created by Eric Lorincz, mixologist at The Savoy, and there will be an exhibition of Red Ribbon artwork created by a range of high profile supporters – including Gok Wan, Annie Lennox and Pan Ann – as birthday gifts for NAT.

The fabulous fundraiser will also host a mini auction, tombola, and raffle – giving all guests the chance to win some exclusive and exciting prizes whilst donating towards NAT’s vital work.

NAT has been carrying out its HIV policy and campaigning work for the past 25 years and now more than ever we rely on the generosity of our friends and supporters to enable us to continue championing the rights of people with HIV.  There are more people living with HIV in the UK than ever before and around a quarter do not know they have the virus.  HIV related stigma and prejudice has not gone away, and many of the public remain ill-informed about HIV.  This event is an opportunity to not only commemorate the achievements of the past 25 years but to raise awareness and fundraise so our important work can continue well into the future. 

Tickets to ‘Spring Awakening - the Silver Soirée’ are £75 each plus an optional £25 birthday donation for our ’25 for 25’ fund.  Visit www.spring-awakening.org.uk for more details. 

Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), comments:  

‘We are really excited about celebrating NAT’s 25th birthday at this year’s Spring Awakening.  The Silver Soirée promises to be a really special event as well as an opportunity to reflect on the progress made in 25 years and the important role NAT has played.

‘We are delighted to be showcasing a selection of Red Ribbon art which has been specially created for NAT by some well-known supporters, and as always there will be a range of enticing ways that people can donate towards NAT’s important work and win some fabulous prizes at the same time.

‘All the money raised from the event will help fund NAT’s policy and campaigning work – changing attitudes, challenging injustice and changing lives.’

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Notes to the editor:

For further information please contact: 
Charli Scouller 
Communications Manager
NAT
020 7814 6733
press@nat.org.uk 

NAT
NAT (National AIDS Trust) is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV. We provide fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources. We champion the rights of people living with HIV and campaign for change.
Shaping attitudes. Challenging injustice. Changing lives. 

www.nat.org.uk
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