This week in the LGBT+ - World Aids Day Campaign
So this week is our first Raise And Give (charity collection) campaign in… well living memory certinately.
So this TUESDAY 4th DECEMBER 2012 from 10am onwards we will be in the city campus Students’ Union collecting for:
>The UK foundation for Aids Research
>The Terrance Higgins Trust
>The Peter Tatchell Foundation
I fully encourage you all to come and join us and have some fun whilst helping some really worthwhile causes…
Across the day as well as collecting we shall be having:
>A Bake sale (if anybody wants to bring more baked goods to go on the stall that would be awesome)
>The Ghost Chilli Pepper challenge (around 1.15pm)
So please come and join in :)
“What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS Day is… an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
Why is World AIDS Day important?
Around 100,000 are currently living with HIV in the UK and globally an estimated 34 million people have HIV. More than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 have died from the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Today, many scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. But despite this, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others from HIV, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV. World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.” (http://www.worldaidsday.org/about-world-aids-day.php)
Any questions please feel free to ask!
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I look forward to seeing all of you ^^
“The UWSU LGBT+ Society is for students studying at the University of Wolverhampton. We provide both social activities as well as campaign on issues that LGBT+ minorities face today. We’re always happy to see new faces, so why not get in touch =)” ~ Laura Jones (Chair, 2012/2013)