Celebrities go shopping for THT

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Celebrity supporters helped raise money for AIDS charity the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) last week at a unique shopping event for World AIDS Day.

Jayne Middlemiss, Gail Porter, Jade Parfitt, Penny Smith, Kate Garraway, Adele Silva and Sara Cawood were among the celebrities who attended a Kiehl’s World AIDS Day Shopping Event on December 1st.

The event, held at the Kiehl’s Monmouth Street store, and the sales of their Grapefruit Hand and Body Cleanser in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) mean Kiehl’s have raised approximately £20,000 for THT over the last year.

On the night of the World AIDS Day event, celebrities helped to raise money by serving on the tills, selling raffle tickets and advising customers on the products available. The X Factor’s Brenda Edwards left the theatre where she is performing in Chicago to sing a number in store.

The event was part of a wider ‘Shop to Stop AIDS’ campaign and fundraising went on in 13 countries and 41 stores worldwide. Kiehl’s has supported HIV organisations for some time and in the past has donated the proceeds of a Lip balm to THT.

Debbie Holmes, Director of Fundraising at Terrence Higgins Trust said “We’re absolutely delighted that so many celebrities turned out to help us on the night and Kiehl’s have been amazing.

“The money raised will make a real difference, funding our vital work to support those living with, or affected by HIV.”