With an extraordinary 2009 coming to an end that has seen the recession making headlines everyday, it has turned the normally difficult task of fundraising for charities into an even greater challenge. However Children With AIDS Charity (CWAC) decided that this just meant they needed to get creative and find new ways of fundraising with the help of Wired Events.
AIDS is one of the most supported causes around the world but the knowledge that it exists within the UK amongst families and children seems relatively unknown. CWAC aims to eradicate the prejudice facing these children and families living with HIV & AIDS and helps them on a daily basis with the financial concerns, stigmatism and emotional suffering which many of them have to endure behind closed doors. It was therefore decided that an event which could offer a voice to those children and raise the profile of CWAC’s work to a new younger generation which would be important for the future of the charity and its essential work. So Singing for Silence was created.
The event is on Tuesday 1st December, to coincide with World AIDS Day, and will take place at the 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London. The night will play host to a range of well-known and up-and-coming artists who all have a strong acoustic vibe to their music. CWAC are excited to announce that Sarah Champion from Absolute Radio will be hosting the night which will include: Jamie Hartman, from Ben’s Brother, who will be playing a solo acoustic set; and the legendary Boy George, who is will be performing a few songs accompanied by John Themis on acoustic guitar. With the night rounded up by an exciting talent with a folk/rock/blues feel – Marcus Bonfanti & band.
Visit the CWAC website for more info on this great charity. Look to the Stars’ UK Correspondent and Children With AIDS Charity Trustee Richard Barker hopes to see our readers at the gig.