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As reported previously, at least £3.3 million has been raised for the Elton John AIDS Foundation at the Rocket Man's home in England.
This was their third Woodside Gallery Dinner.
Last night, a fundraiser for the Elton John AIDS Foundation was held at the Windsor home of the founder and his husband.