Musikhjälpens banner in Uppsala. Photo: Erik Thyselius/Sveriges Radio
Musikhjälpens banner in Uppsala. Photo: Erik Thyselius/Sveriges Radio

Musikhjälpen in Uppsala raises money for HIV AIDS

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In a bid to raise money for charity, three well-known radio and tv-hosts are being locked up in a glass house on a central square in Uppsala for six days.

Musikhjälpen, also known as Swedish Music Aid, is raising money for HIV Aids. This year radio and television presenter Kodjo Akolor is in the box with the singer Linnea Henriksson and rapper Petter.  

The money is raised by people getting in touch and requesting a pop song, while at the same time making a donation.

"It makes giving easy and fun," said Oskar Mattson, a 19-year-old in the audience.

The mood is festive. And during the 7 day broadcast, guest appearances were made by various Swedish celebs including the comedian Karin Adelsköld and members of the Swedish Women’s National Swimming Team, who spoke about trying to find the balance between entertainment and the serious work of battling one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

"If we can give money, then we can give them a longer life as well," said Adelsköld.

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