Members of the world’s first gay rugby club, the Kings Cross Steelers, are supporting an annual charity night to raise much needed funds for the Terrance Higgins Trust next month.

Renowned for their sporting prowess, the Steelers are swapping the pitch for the pub as they assist in “A Night of Music” on Thursday 7 February at the Kings Arms in Poland Street Soho, London,W1.

Live acts include Drag Idol winners Crystal d’Canter and Kelly Mild, indie performers PJ and Shaun Kelly, and acoustic duo In Camera.

Also on stage to test your music knowledge is Puzzle Paul, (just back from touring with Family Fortunes live).

On offer will be hundreds of pounds worth of prizes, ranging from tickets to Ben Cohen’s gay event in May, dinner for two at the popular Soho eatery, Balans, or exclusive CDs from Hed Kandi.

Organiser PJ told PinkNews.co.uk: “We’ve got a fun-packed musical night planned, with something for everyone; we’ll have Manhunt’s muscle boys, the Steelers’ rugby lads and some fit guys from The London Frontrunners getting in on the action too.”

A spokesperson for the Kings Cross Steelers added: “As the world’s first gay rugby club, The Kings Cross Steelers are pleased to help support and raise the much needed funds for the Terrence Higgins Trust, in this their 25th year.”

The Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, providing a wide range of services across England, Wales and Scotland.

The charity also campaigns and lobbies for greater political and public understanding of the personal, social and medical impact of HIV and sexual ill health.

The Kings Cross Steelers were formed in 1995, and is the first gay rugby team to play under the Union code.