WHAT IS FREDDIE FOR A DAY?
"Whatever you do, don't make me boring" Freddie Mercury
The Freddie For A Day initiative is a celebration of the life of the iconic Freddie Mercury, bringing people together to dress as Freddie to raise awareness and much needed funds to support the work of the Mercury Phoenix Trust – fighting AIDS worldwide.
Freddie For A Day was launched in 2010 and is held every 5th September, Freddie’s birthday, although people are encouraged to hold their own FFAD on any day of the year.
Fans and friends around the world celebrate Freddie For A Day in every way imaginable. Young and old, people have donned a moustache and gone out for drinks, gone to class, gone shopping, taken the train, taken the plane, put on a concert or run a mini-marathon dressed as Freddie.
Some go the whole hog by wearing full costume for the entire day. Some just decide to support the cause by wearing something yellow or putting on a moustache. The main thing is to have fun, raise awareness and try and get sponsored to raise funds.
Freddie For A Day is happening around the world and the numbers are growing.
YOU TOO CAN GRAB A 'TACHE
AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE MPT...
A music student from the Ukraine has taken to the streets two years running to perform in full Freddie dress
A carpenter from the UK has spent Freddie For A Day on a building site with his moustache and MPT collection box.
A karaoke aficionado in San Francisco organised a brilliant Freddie sing-along, with donations going to the MPT.
A Mexican restaurant in New York sold 'Mercury' margaritas in aid of the MPT.
In Japan a flash mob of moustachioed commuters took over Shimbashi Station SL Square in Tokyo.
A crazy lady in Argentina swam a water marathon in the murkiest of waters, complete with Freddie moustache and FFAD swim hat sponsored by friends and family.
Good luck organising your own Freddie For A Day - your support and any funds raised are much appreciated and go towards the work of the Mercury Phoenix Trust fighting AIDS worldwide.