The 23rd annual Walk for Life, in aid of HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust, had a fancy dress theme of ‘Kings and Queens’, with walkers paying homage to a host of historical and fictional monarchs. Crowned heads including Queen Victoria, The Wicked Queen, and HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gathered at Potter’s Fields Park on London’s South Bank, where they were waved off on the 10km walk by TV presenter Sarah Cawood and stars of Britain’s Got Talent The Sugar Dandies.
At the end of the 10km circular route, walkers were welcomed back to the park with entertainment from Wicked performer Louise Dearman, Britain’s Got Talent dance troupe Four Corners, and Freddie Mercury tribute act Mercury.
Sonya Trivedy, Head of Fundraising at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “Walk for Life is always a great event, and once again our supporters didn’t disappoint. We are so grateful to everyone who came along, dressed up, got into the spirit of the event, and helped raise tens of thousands of pounds in sponsorship. You’re all kings and queens to us!”
Sponsorship for Walk for Life closes on July 1st, and funds raised go to Terrence Higgins Trust’s Hardship Fund, a project offering small grants to people with HIV in severe financial need. To donate visit www.walkforlife.co.uk