Thousands of people will take to the streets of London on June 1st to raise money for AIDS work in the UK and Africa.

 

Singer and actress Dannii Minogue is the latest celebrity to sign up for Crusaid’s Walk for Life, Europe’s largest fundraising walk for HIV and AIDS.

She will be joined by four men who are professionally known as poofs.

David Roper, Stephen De-Martin, David Wickenden and Ian Parkin are best-known as 4 Poofs and a Piano, the house band on the popular BBC1 show Friday Night With Jonathan Ross.

Nearly 2,000 people have signed up so far for the 10k walk, which will take in landmarks including Tower Bridge, St Paul’s, the Old Bailey, Covent Garden, the London Eye and Millennium Bridge.

After completing the course walkers will be presented with a medal and goodie bag and will entertained at the Crusaid Walk for Life Event Village.


The 4 Poofs commented:

“There are more than 33 million people living with HIV worldwide – many of them in poverty. It may seem like an impossible problem, but the future looks brighter for lots of individuals who have benefited from projects Crusaid has funded.


“By coming together we can make a difference.

“We encourage everybody to register for Crusaid’s Walk for Life and raise money for a great cause. Join us on 1st June for a great afternoon out.”


In 2007 2,500 people joined Alan Carr and the cast of Wicked in Hyde Park, raising more than £375,000 in sponsorship to support HIV and AIDS projects.


Since its launch in 1989 Crusaid’s Walk for Life has raised millions of pounds to fight the global HIV and AIDS pandemic.

To take part in Crusaid’s Walk for Life 2008, register by visiting www.walkforlife.co.uk or calling the hotline on 0845 367 0180.