Amanda Holden, Phillip Schofield and a host of other stars helped raise £500,000 for charity by donning It’s A Sin-inspired ‘La’ T-shirts.
The money has been raised for HIV and sexual health charity the Terrence Higgins Trust through the sale of T-shirts – created by designer Philip Normal.
Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda, 50, and This Morning presenter Phillip, 59, worked their best angles in the simple yet stylish tops.
Amanda teamed her top with jeans in a high-rise fit as she raised her hands for a playful photo.
Good cause: Amanda Holden, Phillip Schofield and a host of stars donned It’s A Sin-inspired ‘La’ tees on Friday to help raise £500k for the sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust
She left her blonde tresses in a natural straight hairdo while sporting a typical full coverage make-up look.
Meanwhile Phillip perched on outdoor seating with a glass of champagne in-hand as he donned navy shorts and the charity tee.
The shirts were inspired by the hit Channel 4 drama, It’s A Sin, and they feature the word ‘La’ in reference to the catchphrase of the show’s main characters.
Cheers to that! The Got Talent judge, 50, and This Morning presenter, 59, (pictured) worked their best angles in the simple yet stylish tops and helped rally funds
Man of the moment: More than £500k has been raised through the sale of the T-shirts, created by designer Philip Normal (pictured)
Written by Russell T Davies, It’s A Sin tells the story of a group of young friends living in London through the HIV/Aids crisis in the 1980s and explores its impact on the LGBT community.
The ‘La’ pieces have been worn by other famous names including Sir Ian McKellen and Dermot O’Leary.
Designer Philip – who is living with HIV – and the charity’s chief executive Ian Green were pictured by Tower Bridge in London alongside others who have bought the T-shirt.
Dr Ranj Singh, comedian Tom Allen and Terrence Higgins Trust patron Beverley Knight are also among the celebrities who have supported the project.
Meaning: They were inspired by the hit Channel 4 drama, It’s A Sin, and they feature the word ‘La’ in reference to the catchphrase of the show’s main characters (pictured the programme’s star Nathaniel Curtis)
Premise: Written by Russell T Davies, It’s A Sin tells the story of a group of young friends living in London through the HIV crisis in the 1980s and explores its impact on the LGBT community
Actor Nathaniel Curtis, who plays Ash in It’s A Sin, made sure to share a photo of himself in a ‘La’ T-shirt.
The money raised will be used to fund a campaign featuring Philip and 12 others living with HIV, to challenge the stigma surrounding the virus by celebrating their achievements since being diagnosed.
It will also contribute towards counselling and the development of training in the workplace to make it more HIV inclusive.
It’s A Sin writer Russell said of the cause: ‘I couldn’t be more proud of the fact that one of the many great legacies of this show has been to raise so much money for Terrence Higgins Trust.
Awareness: The ‘La’ pieces have been worn by other famous names including Sir Ian McKellen (pictured) and Dermot O’Leary
Thespian: Dermot, 48, raised his hand dramatically, recreating album artwork by Hothouse Flowers as he wore the tee
‘I would like to pay tribute to wonderful Philip Normal for making the most of the moment that It’s A Sin created and to thank everyone who has bought a T-shirt to support efforts to tackle the stigma still surrounding HIV.’
Meanwhile designer Philip said: ‘This is just beyond my wildest dreams – I thought I’d only sell a couple of t-shirts.
‘I’m so grateful to the cast and crew of It’s A Sin for creating this moment for us to talk about HIV in the UK and I want to thank everyone who has bought a T-shirt and helped us raise such a phenomenal amount of money for the Terrence Higgins Trust and their vital work to get us to no new HIV cases by 2030.’
Joining in: Dr Ranj Singh (pictured), comedian Tom Allen and Terrence Higgins Trust patron Beverley Knight are also among the celebrities who have supported the project
Contribution: Tom, 38, teamed his charity T-shirt with shorts as he posed in an outdoor garden
Ian, chief executive of the trust, commented: ‘Congratulations to Philip Normal for hitting this amazing target.
‘Everyone at Terrence Higgins Trust is so grateful to each and every person who has stepped up and bought a shirt to support our work.
‘The money is helping to fund a new nationwide campaign to tackle HIV stigma because although much has changed since the days of It’s A Sin, sadly the stigma around HIV is still all too present.’
Purpose: LGBT rights activist and politician Michael Cashman beamed for a snap in the white top