Tom Cruise backs Freddie For A Day Campaign

Tom Cruise will be dusting off his fake moustache next week in memory of Freddie Mercury. He has backed the Freddie For A Day campaign which urges people to dress up as the Queen singer on September 3rd to raise money for charity. An event will take place at the Savoy with last year's event attended by Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, Stephen Fry and Chris Evans.

After preparing for his role in Rock of Ages, Tom commented: "I spent months studying the history of rock 'n' roll for my role as Stacee Jaxx and Queen and Freddie were a big part of that."

Previous supporters of the campaign have also included Katy Perry who has previously dressed as Freddie. All money raised goes to charities around the world to help the fight against AIDS.

The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded in 1992 by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach to help distribute money raised from the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS awareness. Since then, the Trust has raised over $15 million to help in the fight against AIDS worldwide.

For more information on how to support Freddie For A Day and the Mercury Phoenix Trust check out:
Your moustache awaits you!

August 30, 2012 12:28pm ET by Dawbell   Comments (0)


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