One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In support of; for the purpose of raising money for.‘a charity show in aid of Leukaemia Research’
- ‘Keen dancers are being urged to support a charity event in aid of a children's cancer unit.’
- ‘The quiz is in aid of Rehab and all support of this worthy cause would be appreciated.’
- ‘He had also joined others from the ship's company in a sponsored run along the Suez Canal in aid of a cancer charity.’
- ‘Funds raised are in aid of worthy local causes and support would be greatly appreciated.’
- ‘There will be a good variety of subject matter and it is hoped to have refreshments available in aid of charity.’
- ‘The match was the final in the Meadow Trophy in aid of several charities.’
- ‘Last week workers were busy at the Embankment setting up barriers, and wondered what they were in aid of.’
- ‘Radcliffe Brass Band will be staging a special concert in aid of the tsunami appeal.’
- ‘They will all be taking part in the band's next concert, in aid of Save the Children.’
- ‘The charm offensive was self-evidently in aid of something and eventually we found out what it was.’
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