Following Freddie Mercury’s death from AIDS on 24th November 1991, the remaining members of Queen organized the 1992 Tribute Concert. The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded to distribute the monies raised from this concert and it has continued to be engaged in raising and distributing funds for AIDS related charities worldwide ever since.
On Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday family, friends, and celebrities came together for a suitably lavish night at the Savoy, London, to raise funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust. Guests were encouraged to come dressed in appropriate Freddie attire, with moustaches absolutely de rigueur. Thus began the annual worldwide event “Freddie for a Day”
Any money raised during a FFAD event, goes 100% to a chosen local charity. Since 2011, the MPT partner in Canada is the AIDS Committee of Toronto.
On Sept 5th join us for a fun evening of performances by Simply Queen, Andrew Cash and a host of others. There will also be a great silent auction (details on the website) and other activities.
Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite Freddie and to compete for prizes. If you don’t want to dress up, Moustaches may be purchased at the door (with profits going to ACT of course!)