Since 1992, Elton John AIDS Foundation has worked to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS. As a leading worldwide organisation helping those affected by HIV, it supports programmes in 23 countries to provide access to information, testing and treatment for those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
A special gala night and charity performance was announced for the upcoming West End premiere of The Band in aid of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The highly anticipated show, which has already been named the fastest-selling musical tour of all time, opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 1 December 2018 and will feature many of the greatest hits by the popular 90's boyband Take That. The special gala event will be held at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Tuesday, 4 December 2018 and will be hosted by the show's co-producers Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Robbie Williams alongside the Chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, David Furnish. The cast for Take That Musical The Band features the winners of BBC's Let It Shine AJ Bentley, Curtis T Johns, Nick Carsberg, Sario Solomon and Yazdan Qafouri as the members of Five to Five. Other cast members include Alison Fitzjohn as Claire, Rachel Lumberg as Rachel, Jayne McKenna as Zoe, Emily Joyce as Heather, Kate Howarth as Young Claire, Faye Christall as Young Rachel, Katy Clayton as Young Heather, Rachelle Diedericks as Debbie, Sarah Lauren Jacobs as Young Zoe, Andy Williams as Dave and Martin Miller as Jeff.