Sahir House, the HIV support service in Merseyside are looking for helpers with its annual World AIDS Day fundraising campaign. Sahir House provides vital support to people living with HIV who are often marginalised and vulnerable due to the fear and stigma that still surrounds the virus. Whilst lifesaving medication enables people to live a near normal life span and supress the virus to untransmittable levels, the prejudice is still causes distress and barriers for those living with HIV. Raising awareness and much needed funds is crucial to providing our support and reduces those barriers and continue to empower people living with HIV to live more independent lives.
World AIDS Day fundraising campaign team are looking for support by encouraging the public to donate and wear the red ribbons that symbolise HIV awareness, support for those living with HIV and remember those who have died of HIV. We have permission and are holding several train station collections and need help fundraising and getting the red ribbons out to the public.
Times and dates needed:
Friday 30 November 2018 – 8am – 10am or 4pm – 6pm, James Street Train Station or Moorfields Train Station.
Saturday 1 December 2018 – 10am – 12pm, 12pm – 2pm or 2pm – 4pm, Liverpool Central Train Station.
There will be lead Sahir House collector on each shift who liaise with station staff and deal with any queries during the shift.
Red ribbons, collection tins and relevant resources are provided by Sahir House.
Every collector would require an ID badge so calling in to Sahir House before collection date to ensure ID badge is completed is essential.
Certificate of thanks provided to all collectors.
If you are unable to help out on the above events and would still like to take part in our fundraising efforts, contact Sahir House for resources to hold a collection in your workplace, college, group or community group.
There are lots of other World AIDS Day and National HIV Testing Week events including the Liverpool Reconnect and Remember our HIV Community Quilts Project. Check out our website for more details.
To find out more contact Cath Turner, Development Manager, 0151 237 3989, firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to blog