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Freddie For A Week (Ireland) for the Mercury Phoenix Trust

Fundraising for Mercury Phoenix Trust

£2,001.98
raised by 87 supporters

Mercury Phoenix Trust

We are Fighting AIDS Worldwide to Help save lives

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Freddie For A Week (#FFAD) 2019

Ritt & Donna dayyyoooo-ing from Ireland to Montreux (via Switerland's only Hard Rock - Davos) for Freddie's birthday on Thur. 5th Sept., & official MPT party on  Sat. 7th Sept. in an array of Freddie themed outfits all in aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT).

Rumour is Ritt's beard will be shaved only leaving a Freddie tash!

https://www.justgiving.com/dressasfreddieireland/

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Freddie For A Day (#FFAD) 2018
Las Vegas on Freddie's birthday party prior to Q+AL gig then after at the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas; following by flying the next day to Montreux
Switzerland for the MPT official party.  


Freddie For A Day (#FFAD) 2017 
Montreux and back to Dublin's Hard Rock.

Freddie For A Day (#FFAD) 2016 
Montreux and back to London's Hard Rock.

Freddie For A Day (#FFAD) 2015 
Montreux only (Montreux dates clashed with Hard Rock parties!).

Freddie For A Day (#FFAD) 2014 
Dublin

Freddie For A Day (#FFAD) 2013 
1st Hard Rock engagement with FFAD! 
Dublin Hard Rock then off to Montreux dressed as Freddie


Freddie For A Day (#FFAD) 2012 
FFAD Dublin @ Panty Bar

Freddie For A Day (#FFAD) 2010 & 2011 
Local dressed as Freddie :-{

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Freddie For A Day (and in 2019 Freddie for a Week!) is a celebration of the life of Freddie Mercury which falls around his birthday date (or whenever we Queen fans get the chance!). It is meant to engage members of the public in a fun way to remember one of our greatest artists, but behind it is the earnest purpose of raising funds to support the continued work in fighting HIV AIDS worldwide through the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the HIV AIDS charitable organisation set up in Freddie’s memory after his passing in 1991.

http://www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/

As early as 1992 the Queen Fan Club celebrated Freddie's birthday holding annual birthday party's in Oxfordshire as one of the many fund raising activities for the Mercury Phoenix Trust.  In 2010 the MPT formalized the day as "Freddie For A Day" encouraging tash wearing, FFAD T-shirt wearing or full #dressasfreddie parties and events to raise AIDS awareness and monies.

http://www.queenonlinestore.com/Mercury-Phoenix-Trust/

Also for many years Queen fans would gather in Montreux at Freddie's statue on lake Geneva to celebrate his birthday.  In 2014 the MPT formalised this by holding a fund raising party in Montreux where Queen recorded many of their seminal albums while at the same time FFAD would be celebrated at many Hard Rock Cafes around the world.

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Freddie For A Dayyyyyyyooooo (#FFADAYO) 

Weekend of the 5th Sept 2016

Ritt & Donna dayyyoooo-ing from Ireland to England to Montreux and back to London's Hard Rock in aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT)

Please denote below, 

Or text HJDF88 & an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

#FFADAYO #FFAD70 

https://twitter.com/hashtag/FFADAYO 

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Freddie For A Day (FFAD 2015) 5th Sept 2015  
in aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT)
Or text HJDF88 & an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.
#AreYouReadyToFreddie
https://twitter.com/hashtag/areyoureadytofreddie 

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Freddie For A Day (FFAD 2014) 5th Sept 2014  
in aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT)
Or text HJDF88 & an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.
#AreYouReadyToFreddie
https://twitter.com/hashtag/areyoureadytofreddie 

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For the 2nd year in Europe, FFAD is being celebrate at Hard Rock Cafes.

http://www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/site/post_Hard%20Rock%20Cafe%20Events%20List%20Now%20Available!_11093

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WWRY London final performance  (31-May-14) 

"Bohemian for a Day" in aid of MPT

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Peeps,

My son and I (and hopefully a few others) are dressing as Bohemians for the final shows of WWRY in aid of MPT.  

Having had Freddie's statue proud of place outside the dominion for the last 12 years (well 11 for the precise Queenies out there) and having his music, and the music of his best friends, play live nightly to standing ovations really made Freddie live on in a very explicit way.

It is so sad to see the show close, during that 12 years WWRY has been a significant part of our lives, particularly during the Queen quiet years, but Freddie will live on in our hearts.  As such it only feels right to do a little this weekend for the MPT who also keep his memory alive in such a very worthy way.

thanks for all your help.

https://www.justgiving.com/dressasfreddieireland/ 

Or text HJDF88 & an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

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Freddie's 22nd Anniversary (24-Oct-13) & World Aids Day (1-Dec-13)

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Peeps,

With this weekend containing World Aids Day and last weekend marking the 22nd Anniversary of loosing our beloved Freddie... 

Tonight I'm dressing as "Festive Freddie" in the audience of RTE's Late Late Show (Late Late Toy Show which is the annual Christmas edition) going out live. 

I appreciate there are lots of opportunities to support the Mercury Phoenix Trust including Maureen and Team with our Bec this weekend in London but if you haven't had a chance to mark Freddie's anniversary and World Aids Day please consider donating.

https://www.justgiving.com/dressasfreddieireland/ 

Or text HJDF88 & an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

Pics to follow!!! 

Many thanks xx

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Freddie for A Day (FFAD 2013)  5th-8th Sept 2013 
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Many many thanks ** £300 ** raised for the MPT from JustGiving donations and collection tins on the FFAD 2013 trip.

Many thanks to the staff and management at the Hard Rock Cafe Dublin for a fantastic day; they raised a further £630!!

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FFAD 2013 Sponsored Task (Thur 5th - Sun 8th Sept): 

:{) 5th Sept #dressasfreddie in and around Belfast City Centre -> then public transport to Dublin City Centre -> Hard Rock Dublin (and Temple Bar pubs) with a couple of #dressasfreddie costume changes ;{).

:{) 6th Sept #dressasfreddie Dublin airport (will security make me take the tash off!?!) and fly #dressasfreddie to Geneva and travel by train to Montreux. 

:{) 6th/7th/8th Sept meet with international gathering of Queen and Freddie fans #dressasfreddie in and around Montreux

(please note no donated money will be used towards cost of trip - all goes directly to the MPT).

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Some of our FFAD pics since 2010:

http://pinterest.com/roy1377/freddie-for-a-day-ffad-2010-present/ 

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