Bowie memorabilia to be auctioned for HIV charity at annual fundraiser

Bowie memorabilia to be auctioned for HIV charity at annual fundraiser
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Posted on 21 Jun 2019

A range of exclusive David Bowie memorabilia will be up for sale next weekend at an event designed to raise money to support people affected by HIV.


Now in its seventh year, the annual David Bowie Fan Charity Event takes place at The Water Rats venue in Kings Cross, London, on Saturday 29 June, with all money raised going to support the work of Terrence Higgins Trust.

The event was started after a group of Bowie fans decided to pay tribute to their friend, James Hyde, who passed away from an Aids-related illness in 2012. James was diagnosed with HIV in 1985 and wrote a book about his diagnosis entitled Up The Hill Backwards, named after a Bowie song. Following its publication, Bowie wrote to James and dedicated a song to him during one of his concerts.


Bowie was active in his support of the global efforts to end HIV.

Organised by friends Liz Cooper and Francesca Shashkova, the annual event features an auction, a raffle and plenty of live music, with bands playing some of Bowie’s greatest hits. 


Liz said: ‘“This year we are hoping to raise even more money to support people affected by HIV across the UK. It’s remarkable that we are now in the position where we can look to end new HIV transmissions, and every penny raised at this year’s event will go towards making that a reality.”

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at londonbowieevent.com


 

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