The heart of the West End will be filled with laughter as Rowan Atkinson, Jo Brand, Julian Clary, Harry Enfield, Harry Hill, The League of Gentlemen, Matt Lucas, Lee Mack, Mitchell &Webb, Tim Vine, Paul Whitehouse and a host of other celebrities will come together at The Adelphi Theatre to raise funds for The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead’s new state of the art Immunity, Infection and Transplant unit.
The event will take pace on World Aids day on December 1st and is produced by Geoff Posner and David Tyler for Pozzitive TV and Phil McIntyre Entertainments.
Posner says: “This is the fourth benefit Possitive have organized around World Aids Day. 15 years ago, we thought the problem of HIV and AIDS would go away and we wouldn’t need to do any more benefits. But we were wrong. Although medication exists, to fight the disease, it is still on the increase, and a large percentage of sufferers don’t have access to them. So we have to find a cure. The new unit for Immunity, Infection and Transplantation at the Royal Free aims to develop vaccinations, gene therapy and cell therapy to target chronic infections such as HIV, and even, in the long-term, cancer. That’s why we want to help them on their way.”