The Wellington Appeal


Annie Lennox attended a HCA Gala event in London on 14th Jan 2010 where as an Ambassador for The British Red Cross (BRCS), she spoke about their work with HIV/AIDS and her personal commitment to the cause before presenting a short piece of film featuring Red Cross CEO Sir Nicholas Young giving an overview of  the BRCS’s on going work with HIV/AIDS and highlighting some of the challenges the BRCS faces in South Africa.

HCA are an American owned private hospital group, who own six UK hospitals. HCA has chosen the British Red Cross and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to work with this next year to raise significant income through a range of fundraising events one of them being the ‘Wellington Challenge’ which was launched at the Gala Event. The ‘Wellington Challenge’ will involve a mass-participation sponsored run and walk in October 2010 for staff of HCA. The event will be followed by a fundraising gala dinner. Funds raised will be equally split between the two charities. The money raised for the BRCS will go towards their ongoing HIV/AIDS work in South Africa. 

Click hereto watch the short film from the BRCS
Click hereto find out more about the BRCS work with HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Click here to visit the British Red Cross website
Click here to visit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation website
Click hereto visit The SING Campaign, A voice for HIV/AIDS women founded by Annie Lennox