Aids charity links up with dating app

Dating app Happn will donate five per cent of money generated on World Aids Day next month to help (Red) prevent and support its work in developing countries.

Joe Lepper | 28th Nov 19
Lady and two babies representing Aids charity working with dating app

A mobile dating app has announced it is teaming up with a global Aids prevention organisation for a fundraising campaign next month.

The link up between app Happn and not-for-profit body HIV/Aids ampaign (Red) has been timed to coincide with World Aids Day (1 December).

On the day Happn will donate five percent of its proceeds, including in-app sales, to (Red).

Supporting ‘Shopathan’

The partnership will continue during December when app users will be invited to take part in (Red)’s ‘Shopathon’ campaign.

This offering a range of products to raise money for the charity’s work.

“Despite great scientific advances over the years, we must remain mobilised to continue the fight against AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases,” said Happn founder Didier Rappaport.

“The heart of happn is to help singles find love, and the only way to freely live that adventure is for each and every person to feel safe. We are happy to announce our support of (RED) in their yearly holiday shopping campaign.”

(Red) was founded in 2006 and works to combat HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria in countries such as Kenya, South Africa and Zambia. Its work inclues prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.