Two volunteers from the Central YMCA Positive Health Programme have been awarded a community award by the ASA - swimming’s governing body
Creative industries gather at the W.I.G. PARTY to celebrate the eccentric and promote acceptance. It all started at a private house party, when a group of friends decided to have some fun, raising some money for charity
A major UK-wide scheme to notify partners of gay men diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is being piloted in clinics across England. Men who are diagnosed with an STI can notify previous sexual partners via an online system, so the partners can get tested and, if necessary, treated.
XMAS IN SOHO" -the fantastic new Christmas track and video written and put together by BOISOUNDS MUSIC and THE VERY MISS Dusty "O"in aid of the non for profit organisation STATUS - encouraging people to get tested for HIV.
Friday 21st June is Body Positive Dorset Day.
And that means FUN and FUND-RAISING!
Fundraising is a great way to get to know your colleagues and to show your customers that you are a responsible business that cares for your local community... and it’s great fun!
Why not get staff and customers to wear fancy dress or take on a sponsored activity – sky-diving perhaps!
The funds you raise will have a direct positive impact on the lives of local people living with HIV by proving counselling, practical support and back to work advice.
The funds you raise will have a direct positive impact on educating local young people about keeping safe and HIV prevention.
The funds you raise will have a direct positive impact on reducing the stigma & discrimination faced by local HIV positive people.
YOUR HELP IS MUCH NEEDED...
We suffered a 27% Central Funding Cut in 2012
Your money will be spent locally
We are the ONLY service in the area
Anyone can be infected with HIV
HIV is spreading fastest in 16-24 yr olds
Every £1 raised is spent on our service
So please get involved and have fun making a difference.
YOUR FUNDRAISING KIT...
In the attached Fundraising Kit you will find everything you need to get you started – lots of fundraising ideas, posters and information about what the funds you raise will do.
If you would like to take part (and why wouldn’t you?!) please get in touch – we would love to support you and we have lots to help you – posters, red ribbons, HIV awareness wristbands, collection tins, volunteers...
CHARITY PAINTBALLING SPECIAL OFFER...
This year we have a special opportunity – Why not go Charity paintballing with Delta Force.
It costs just £14.99 per person and £9.99 from each place sold comes directly to our charity!
Paintball and fundraising – what could be more fun?!
For more details about the Charity Paintballing Special Offer please contact us.
WHAT TO DO NOW...
1. Simply flick through our fundraising guide for inspiration!
2. Contact us to let us know what fantastic fundraising activity you want to do (reply to this email or call 01202 297386)
3. Let us support you by providing advice and resources to make sure your fundraiser goes with a bang! ...EASY PEASY!
Remember we will be very happy to come and deliver HIV Awareness and Prevention Training to enhance your fundraising activity!
So please make a difference.
Help raise funds to support our important work in the local community.
We look forward to hearing from you.
24 Lorne Park Road
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Supporting people with or affected by HIV
Registered Charity No: 900089
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