Busk-a-thon held to mark World Aids Day

An 18-hour non-stop busk-a-thon is being held from 06:00 GMT on December 1st at Southwark tube station in London, with singers, dancers, famous faces and circus clowns on hand to raise cash for charity the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), possibly promoting the use of condoms.

Organised by students from the University of London, the event is being held to mark World Aids Day and will see performances put on by X Factor hopefuls Diva Fever and Princes & Rogues, as well as winner of BBC One's Over The Rainbow Danielle Hope.

Director of fundraising for the THT Debbie Holmes said the body's message for 2010's World Aids Day is "HIV is everyone's business".

"One in four people with HIV don't know they have it and THT is committed to halving this rate within the next five years," she continued.

The body is also putting on several events in Shropshire to mark the annual occasion, such as candlelit vigils in civic buildings across the county.