The Make A Difference Trust has supported CHIVA’s Freedom To Be Summer camps since 2016, and we want to show you their amazing and vitally important video:

LIFE GROWING UP is a short film created with young people who having grown up living with HIV. The film was written from the real stories and thoughts the young people shared, and performed by actors. The film explores issues including telling a sexual partner about your HIV, the challenges of medication adherence and social impacts HIV can bring to young people’s lives:

£113,720 plus Raised by Annual Bucket Collection 2018

Wonderful News: The Theatre MAD World AIDS Bucket Collection Appeal 2018 smashed £100,000 and raised over £113,500!

A massive thank you to all the theatres, staff, casts & companies who supported us shaking buckets and making curtain call speeches – you are all wonderful and we love you.

Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre raised the most money this year with a magnificent £21,546:

Cast of Hamilton by pbgstudios for MAD trust
Cast of Hamilton by pbgstudios for MAD Trust


The Book of Mormon at Prince Of Wales Theatre came in second with a fabulous £14,000:

Cast of Book of Mormon by Simon Grigg for MAD Trust
Cast of Book of Mormon by Simon Grigg for MAD Trust


The Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford on Avon were third raising a fantastic £10,130.

Motown The Musical at The Shaftesbury Theatre came in next with a scorching £7,324.

The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre were next in the top 6 theatres with a fantabulosa £6,508.

True West at Vaudeville Theatre came in at number six, punching above their weight, based on theatre capacity, with a whooping £5,951.00!

DOWNLOAD – “Is That OK” from West End Christmas

Is That OK is a beautiful new song written specially for A West End Christmas 2018 by Kansley And Lidert and features Cedric Neal.

The song is available for download from with ALL proceeds going to The Make A Difference Trust

Is That OK Song
Is That OK Song

Download The Song

Is That OK by Cedric Neal, Kansley And Lidert & Theatre Mad Trust
© Copyright – Kansley and Lidert Ltd. / Kansley and Lidert Ltd. (193428297166)
Kansley and Lidert are a new London based composing team dedicated to the creation of new music and new musical theatre.
Genre: Holiday: Jazz
Release Date: 2018

Robin Windsor – The Last Dance

Robin Windsor – The Last Dance
One of Strictly’s favourite professional dancers…


Alison Hammond
Deborah Meaden
Gaby Roslin
Chizzy Akudolu
Vincent Simone
Kerry Ellis
La Voix
Anna Kennedy (The People’s Strictly)
Rachel John (Hamilton)
Harriette mullen (Cilla)
Lisa Marie Holmes (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)
Ricky Rojas (Moulin Rouge Broadway)
Rebecca lisewski (Tango Moderno
and more to come…

This autumn sees one of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite professionals, Robin Windsor, perform in his last ever production in London’s West End. Robin has decided to hang up his dancing shoes after a long and successful career,
and he can’t wait to flaunt his artistry for you one last time!

Robin will be joined by special guests from throughout his career (names to be announced).

As well as appearing on the hit T.V show for five years, the professional dancer has also performed all over the world in shows ‘Burn the Floor’, including on Broadway and the West End, ‘Keep Dancing’, and most recently ‘Dance to the Music’ with Kristina Rihanoff.

Expect lots of amazing dance routines, fun, cheeky chat and plenty of sparkles in this incredible action packed extravaganza that reflects Robin’s energetic personality! He will take you on a journey through his most memorable performances of his dance career with his team of professional dancers and special guests…so get ready!!

Robin’s last ever show is not to be missed…

VIP tickets available NOW via Gold VIP TICKETS button just below

Standard tickets available NOW – BOOK HERE

All profits on the evening will be raising funds for The Make A Difference Trust


£76,360 Raised by Bucket Collection – 2017 World AIDS Day Theatre Bucket Collection


Our World AIDS Day Annual Theatre Bucket Collection appeal was the first and original bucket collection appeal in the West End and 30-odd years later it still enables us to keep on doing what we do. The money raised will allow the Trust to continue working with our partners in the United Kingdom and Sub Saharan-Africa to provide education awareness, care and support for those living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.

£76,360 is the total raised for the 2017 appeal – there is more money from a couple of theatres still to be confirmed and banked, so watch this space for the final grand total!

Melanie Tranter, chair of the Make A Difference Trust said, “Once again we wish to say THANK YOU for the incredible generosity of the theatre-going public and all the additional effort put in by the wonderful theatre community supporting us. We could not do what we do without you.”


WAD Filter Pack for Werble App

World AIDS Day is a day to reflect, remember & celebrate.

To help raise awareness of World AIDS Day and to raise funds MAD Trust has launched a pack of 13 animated photo filters for the Werble App which people can use across their social platforms to mark the day and help increase awareness, reflection, remembrance and celebration.

The World AIDS Day pack is Available now from the Apple App Store for 99p and all proceeds go to the Make a Difference Trust to fund HIV/AIDS projects in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa The Werble App is free on iOS:

Get the Free Werble App

These videos show more about Werble & the World AIDS Day Onboarding Flow For New Users

London Theatre Direct Adopt TheatreMAD as Chosen Charity

Excellent News: Thurs 3rd August 2017:


  • The London Theatre Direct lavish 18th Birthday Black Tie Charity Gala was held at the Café de Paris last night raising funds for TheatreMAD – The Make A Difference Trust!

  • During the celebrations it was announced that London Theatre Direct have adopted TheatreMAD as their chosen charity!

  • Furthermore London Theatre Direct donated a magnificent £10,000 to The Make A Difference Trust and £263.20 was raised on the night with a bucket collection!

  • Theatre MAD – The Make A Difference Trust also announced that they are extending the ways we give back to the Community and the West End by offering our services as a hub for theatrical fundraising events. Read More

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Press Release: We’re Extending Our Charitable Offer – 3 Aug 2017

The Make A Difference Trust to extend their charitable offer.

For over 25 years, the Make A Difference Trust has been supporting those living with HIV & AIDS. However, after careful consultation and consideration, the board of trustees has decided to extend our charitable offer in line with the object of The Trust, to relieve poverty suffering and to preserve health.

The Make A Difference Trust has produced some of the most spectacular and well known events in the West End.  West End Bares, West End Eurovision and West End Christmas are a few amongst the many sell-out shows that are made possible by the amazing theatre community. The Trust intends to share their experience, staff and facilities to support the theatre community when they wish to respond to emergencies and disasters, or to show support for one of their own in dire need.

The Chair, Melanie Tranter says:

“Over the many years of MAD fundraising, one thing has struck me time and time again: the incredible generosity and humanity of the theatre community. Over and over they give their precious time to help others.

When the recent tragedy happened in Manchester I was contacted to help arrange a minutes silence by those in our industry wishing to show support.

TheatreMAD has a long history of raising funds through our events and a wealth of expertise which we would like to share. Whilst we are and will always be a HIV & AIDS charity, we will now be extending our offer so that we can share all this experience with theatre community. Should someone wish to put on a benefit for Manchester, or Grenfell Tower for example, or indeed to support a friend in the industry who finds themselves in dire need, we will be able to offer all our knowledge and resources to support their event.

Community has always been the key to MAD. Under the TheatreMAD banner and with support from our office we can come together as a community to make an event happen and make a difference to those in need.”

For further information please email:

2016 World Aids Day Theatre Bucket Appeal nears £100,000


TheatreMAD Make A Difference Trust today announced that its 2016 World AIDS Day bucket collection at West End theatres raised a record £93,359.29. The stars of this year’s collection were The Book Of Mormon which raised a staggering £21,323.00 Disney’s Aladdin followed with £10,276.00 The Royal Shakespeare Company raised £7,201.00 Disney’s The Lion King were next with £5,896.00 and Les Miserables completed the top five with £5,814.00

Melanie Tranter, chair of the Make A Difference Trust said, “Thanks to the incredible generosity of the theatre going public and the hard work of the wonderful theatre community we had a record year.”

The money raised will allow the Trust to continue working with our partners in the United Kingdom and Sub Saharan-Africa to provide education awareness, care and support for those living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.

World AIDS Day 2016 – A Message from MAD Trust

Today marks World AIDS Day. We have come a long way over the last few decades to improve the lives of people living with HIV through improved medicines and care. However, there is still a long way to go. Too many people continue to be diagnosed late, do not have equitable access to medicines and continue to experience stigma and discrimination. We have the medicines, we have the capabilities to end HIV/AIDS so we must continue to work together to ensure we reach this achievable goal.

If you would like to donate today please donate via our bucket collections tonight across the West End or visit our Ways To Give page.