Celebs and politicians old and new mark AIDS Trust’s 21st

Tony Grew June 5, 2008
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The National Aids Trust has celebrated their 21st anniversary at Home House, the private members club in London.

NAT is a leading independent policy and campaigning voice on HIV and AIDS.

The trust also develops policies and campaigns to halt the spread of HIV, and improve the quality of life of people affected by HIV and AIDS, both in the UK and internationally

The anniversary celebrations saw high profile guests, which included MP Lord Fowler, who was the Secretary of State for Health in 1982, when HIV was first identified in the UK.

Also seen was Erasure’s Andy Bell, one of the first pop stars to come out as gay.

Bell also become one of the first pop stars to come out as being HIV.

Other high profile guests included Channel 4’s Dr Christian Jessen and magician Faye Preston.

The celebrities and the business community raised funds for the National AIDS Trust, while being treated to Tattinger Champagne and organic cocktails from Juniper Green Gin and UK 5 Vodka.

As the celebrations continue, as Deborah Jack is chief executive of the National Aids Trust. said:

“The emphasis was firmly on fun and fund raising, but the evening was also a chance to reflect on what has changed over the last 21 years – particularly for people living with HIV in the UK.”

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