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• Our Club Love event round up
• The world's first social bond to fight HIV/AIDS
• Our communication with you: your preferences
November's Club Love
black tie dinner and cabaret, hosted by the one and only Graham Norton,
was held during the run up to World AIDS Day in London, and proved to
be wildly fun and exciting.
Guests included Ellie Goulding, Pixie Geldof, Rod Stewart, Penny
Lancaster, Dolph Lundgren and Darcey Bussell, who were treated to
performances by Sam Smith and Anne Marie and entertained by a line-up of cabaret artists including the Gypsy Queens, Le Gateau Chocolat, and Pam Ann.
evening raised over £1m for our local partner organisations working in
Africa, providing support, testing and treatment to the hardest-to-reach
communities in countries that criminalize same-sex relationships.
Lord Harry Dalmeny of Sotheby’s was auctioneer, presiding over bids for
exclusive lots such as an 18-carat white gold and diamond Bulgari Diva’s Dream necklace.
Vincent Reynes, Managing Director, Bulgari UK, commented: “We are proud
to continue to partner with the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the
creation of inspirational fundraising events which continue to achieve
so much in the fight against AIDS across the globe.”
EJAF launches the world’s first social impact bond
to fight HIV/AIDS
The Elton John AIDS Foundation has launched the world’s first ever
social impact bond to fight HIV/AIDS, supported by the Big Lottery Fund.
Our bond, the Social Investment Partnership,
is a new way of funding HIV/AIDS interventions by focusing and paying
for concrete outcomes. By identifying new cases of HIV and re-engaging
those who have dropped out of HIV care, our SIP tackles the most
difficult and entrenched HIV/AIDs related issues in South East London.
We have brought together private investors with the NHS, local councils
and voluntary groups to bring about these outcomes using evidence-based
Email Pedro Sampaio if you would like to discuss making an investment.
We hold information on our supporters –
whether collected at events or other activities, or found in the public
domain – in order to understand their interest in the Foundation.
We do this to make sure we only send information that is relevant, such
as invitations to our events and activities which build towards an AIDS
free future, and to keep you informed on our pioneering work across the
We will not share your information with
third parties. It is important to us to know that we are not sending you
unwanted information and that we are using the right means of
communication for you.
If you would prefer us not to contact you, or if you would prefer that
we use a different method of communication for you (for example, by post
or telephone) please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
A thank you from Sir Elton
This year we provided over 750,000 people with an HIV
test: the information that can save their life and protect their future.
We absolutely couldn’t do this without all the support we receive from
people like you.
You have made 2017 a special year. Thank you.
... and finally, Happy New Year from Coco Privé
Coco Privé -
whose exclusive Maldivian Island getaway attained the highest bid
during the Club Love auction - have kindly extended a very special offer
If you book before 12 January 2018, you can get sole hire of the island
for $35,000 per night (inclusive of taxes). The Island is fully staffed
with an extensive wine cellar, cocktail bar, dining room, kitchen and
private chef, indoor and outdoor gym, 40-metre pool and lounge, a
private chef, and a discreet butler service. For more information please
contact Lynn Villadolid at email@example.com
Elton John AIDS Foundation we believe that we can achieve a future free
from AIDS for everybody in this world. With enough support, love and
creativity, we know this is possible. With your help we can do more.
94% of the contribution you are willing to make will go directly to achieving our goal.
Now in our third year, the volunteer-led and permanent V&A LGBTQ Tours have gone from strength to strength. We've seen 2750+ visitors, received three awards, and I was very moved when so many came to show their support for marriage equality in my home country - and we won - with same-sex marriage now legal in Oz!
I was kindly offered a few roles this year as Museums Association Transformer (Diversify), AMA Future Proof Museums fellow and Stonewall BAME / POC Role Model. For next year, I have been commissioned to prepare a good practice guide for presenting LGBTQ narratives in a museum context, so if you have a museum project that would be an ideal case study, please do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
The V&A LGBTQ Tours return next year on the last Saturday of each month, with the first one for 2018 at 4pm on Saturday January 27. In the meantime, please find below some highlights from this year.
At The Museum The V&A LGBTQ guides presented on online tour in collaboration with the i newspaper for LGBT History Month. We also hosted an evening of queer dance with London Contemporary Dance School and Central School of Ballet for Friday Late: Out For Revolution.
New V&A LGBTQ Guides We are in the process of training our third generation of LGBTQ guides. Thank you to long-standing guides Morag Cuthbert and Tony Mollet for their service and for helping start the programme. The new year will see new guides, new objects, new stories and even more #QueerVAM posts!
We took our show on the road with talks at Solent Southampton University's 'Invisible Identity and the Creative Act' conference and LGBTQ Tours for Fun Palaces at National Maritime Museum. I also tried my hand at stand-up comedy for Museums Showoff!
We ramped up our community outreach this year, with our guides hosting groups such as Diversity Role Models, Ancient House Thetford Teenage History Club, BAME in Publishing, many corporate and university LGBTQ societies as well as Gender Studies groups.
Museum Pride LDN A cohort of museum people marched at Pride in London under the Museums Association banner. Many of our institutions also celebrated 50 years of partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales with a range of exhibitions and events.
Glittering Prizes The V&A LGBTQ volunteers received our third award, the Marsh Trust London regional award for Museum Learning. Also, the We Are Here project (for which I volunteered as Private Frederick Cartwright) received the Museums + Heritage Award for best Marketing Campaign.
It's nearly Christmas! Lots has happened since our last newsletter, we hope you enjoy reading our update.
Thanks for your feedback, we have included all the topics you told us
you enjoyed last time - a word from our CEO, details on upcoming
fundraising events and a chance to get to know another Trustee and Role
Model and more!
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