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NAT team puts glad rags on for Crusaid Walk for Life

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thank you for supporters who helped raised almost £14,000

Supporters of NAT (National AIDS Trust) were out in force on Sunday to take part in this year’s Crusaid Walk for Life. The 10k walk around London landmarks raises awareness about HIV and funds for HIV charities. To mark the 21st anniversary of the event walkers made a special effort with fancy dress.

NAT’s team has already raised almost £14,000 for Crusaid and NAT and they are still hoping to reach their target of £20,000. Anthony Townsend was one of NAT’s biggest fundraisers. He raised over £1,300 in a specially made outfit that paid homage to Leigh Bowery. 
Anthony says;

“I wanted to go all out this year to raise as much money as I could for NAT and Crusaid. Both charities do such important work supporting people living with HIV. Being a bit of a drama queen it was great fun to be a larger than life character for the day, and the response from my friends, family, and people of all ages and walks of life on the day was overwhelming. The sore fingers from sewing together the costume, sore feet from walking in those heels and sore throat from talking to all those people are more than worth it.”
Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT, also took part in the day with her dog Archie. She says;
“It was a fantastic day and great opportunity to take awareness about HIV onto the streets of London. All along the route people were stopping to talk to us about and it was a great opportunity to tell people about the reality of HIV. I would like thank all our supporters who took part and Crusaid for organising the event. All the money raised for NAT will go toour work to end HIV prejudice and stop the spread of HIV in the UK.”

There is still time to sponsor Anthony or Archie.

Notes to the editor:

For further information please contact:

Katherine Sladden
Communications Manager
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