Having recently attended a fundraising evening hosted by the Mercury Phoenix Trust, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has backed the commendable work of the HIV/AIDS charity that was set up in 1992 in memory of Freddie Mercury.
The Mercury Phoenix Trust is responsible for raising awareness and funding charities globally in the worldwide fight against AIDS. The trust has funded over 700 projects around the world at a cost of over $15 million.
In order to help raise money, the Mercury Phoenix Trust launched the Freddie For A Day fundraising initiative which encourages friends and fans around the world to spend the day dressed as Freddie Mercury, to raise money for the Trust as well as awareness of HIV/AIDS. For more information or to donate, visit www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com.
Commenting, Mike said: “I was really impressed by the stellar work of the Mercury Phoenix Trust in helping to raise both awareness of HIV/AIDS and funds to help fight against the spread of the disease. Queen has a fantastic legacy and the music of Freddie Mercury remains iconic. Maybe one year I’ll be brave enough to be Freddie For A Day.”