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London gay bars to help THT

Besi Besemar May 26, 2013

Walk For Life

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has announced a range of exclusive bar offers for participants in this year’s ‘Really Wild’ themed Walk for Life event on June 16.

This year sees a re-invention of the longstanding event, with a range of Soho venues showing their support by offering participants reduced prices to cap off the 10km jungle-inspired sponsored walk. Venues which have already confirmed special discounts for participants include Ku Bar, G-A-Y and Manbar, with others set to confirm in coming weeks.

This year’s walk will see all manner of amazing animals, luscious lions, preposterous prints and jungle kings and queens take to the streets of London in aid of THT’s Hardship Fund, which helps people with HIV in severe financial need.

Participants in Walk for Life, which starts and ends at Bloomsbury Square Gardens, will receive a medal at the finish line to unlock the special offers. These include a free drink at KU Bar’s Frith Street and Lisle Street venues, £1.50 drinks all night at G-A-Y Bar, and two-for-one offers on selected drinks at Manbar.


Sonya Trivedy, Fundraising Director at THT, said:

“We are really excited to be reinventing Walk for Life this year with the support of these iconic Soho venues. This year’s Walk For Life is a fantastic way to unleash your inner animal and we hope lots of people join us in toasting their achievements at Soho’s best bars afterwards.

“THTs Hardship Fund helps people with HIV who are in severe financial need, so however much you can help us raise through sponsorship, it will make a huge difference to someone.”

To join in the fun, either as an individual walker or as part of a team, CLICK HERE:

Or telephone (020) 7812 1665 to start your fundraising.

Registration costs £6 per person, which helps THT to cover the costs of the event. The money you raise will go directly to THT’s Hardship Fund, a project that offers grants to people with HIV in severe financial need.

Everyone who raises more than £100 will also get a free Walk For Life t-shirt.

Walk For Life was founded in 1989, when HIV charity Crusaid set up the event to raise awareness of HIV. In 2010, Crusaid merged with THT who have been running Walk for Life since.