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Kim Watson - Media Director GT & DIVA


London becomes Oz for HIV walk

On June 5th Londoners will be taking to the streets in support of Terrence Higgins Trust and people living with HIV.

GT and Millivres Prowler are proud to announce that Europe’s Largest HIV Fundraising Walk celebrates 22nd Year With Wizard of Oz Theme.

Taking in a 10K route that encompasses some of London’s most stunning landmarks, the annual Walk for Life event raises vital funds for people living with HIV in poverty.

Walk for Life has always featured a strong fancy dress element, and this year the theme is the Wizard of Oz, turning London’s grey streets yellow for one special day in a pageant of colour and music. Expect to see a fair share of celebrities too;, past walkers have included Danni Minogue, Liz McClarnon and The Feeling.

Commenting on this year’s Walk for Life, Simon Whiteman, Terrence Higgins Trust’s Head of Community Fundraising, said: “For over 20 years, thousands of people have shown wonderful support for Walk for Life, walking to celebrate love, life and determination and raise vital funds for people living with, and affected by HIV.

“It’s a chance to get fit and have a fun day outdoors with friends and family with an ‘Emerald City’ festival finish,of food and drink stalls and entertainment. In the current economic climate, life is getting harder day by day for many people diagnosed with HIV so the Hardship Fund needs your support more than ever before. Even a small donation will make a big difference, so please sign up to this year’s event.”

All ages are welcome to participate and show their support and the route is wheelchair and buggy accessible. Walk for Life is a fantastic day out for friends, partners and families with a serious purpose, and a great feeling once you cross the finish line.”

If you would like to take part in this year’s Walk for Life as a walker, or to enter a team, register online at www.walkforlife.co.uk or call 020 7812 1665. It costs just £10 to register, which helps THT cover the costs of the event and ensure that all walker sponsorship goes to people living with HIV.

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