London, UK – 5 th September 2011 – TeePee Games, the rapidly growing discovery platform for social, smartphone and online Flash Games, is delighted to announce that the Freddie for a Day campaign starts today to raise money for The Mercury Phoenix Trust. Anyone can help raise money for the AIDS charity through TeePee Games simply by playing games for free at www.teepeegames.com, or via the Facebook app http://apps.facebook.com/teepeegames, as today, Monday 5 th September, is Freddie’s 65 th birthday.
Freddie For A Day is a celebration of Freddie Mercury’s life and music and it asks people to get sponsored to dress up as the great Freddie Mercury for just one day. It’s an annual fundraising event, in aid of The Mercury Phoenix Trust, and falls on or around the 5 th September, Freddie Mercury’s birthday. The work of the Trust is principally HIV and AIDS education and awareness. Since 1992 the Mercury Phoenix Trust has been responsible for donating more than $15 million towards the fight against AIDS, and making over 750 grants to charities worldwide.
Between the hours of 00:00 - 23.59 BST today, Monday 5 th September 2011, TeePee Games will donate 20% of all profits to The Mercury Phoenix Trust. Individuals are encouraged to play as many games as they can throughout the day as the more games that are played the more money is raised for the charity. To further support the campaign, TeePee Games has asked its lovable mascot Gerry the Gopher to don his very own Freddy Mercury outfit, the famous yellow jacket and bright white trousers.
Tony Pearce, CEO at TeePee Games comments, “Today is the day for anyone with a PC or Mac to get involved in Freddie for a Day via TeePee Games and our Facebook app.” He continues, “The more people play, the more money we’ll donate, so get playing!”
Individuals can support TeePee Games’ fundraising efforts for Freddie For a Day and The Mercury Phoenix Trust by playing games for free on TeePee Games website or through the Facebook app throughout today, Monday 5 th September.
TeePee Games: www.teepeegames.com
TeePee Games Facebook app: http://apps.facebook.com/teepeegames
Freddie for a Day: www.freddieforaday.com
The Mercury Phoenix Trust: www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com
For more information please contact:
Tony Pearce, CEO
Tel: +44 (0)7775 500847
Darren Newnham, Head of Content
Tel: +44 (0)7919 891451
Quoc Truong, Peppermint P
Tel: +44 (0)207 240 2645
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