Birmingham AIDS HIV Memorial

Birmingham AIDS HIV Memorial

Building an AIDS Memorial for Birmingham

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]We Need Your Help![/p][p]Please share this page-link, and pledge your support to help us deliver on a Birmingham Memorial for those that have lost their lives to AIDS, or have; suffered because of, experienced loss to, dealt with grief, experienced the stigma wrongly associated with, or have worked tirelessly to; heal, offer support, or raise awareness of the virus HIV & AIDS.[/p][p]After watching 'It's A Sin' written by Russell T Davies, on Channel 4 television and 4oD, it really took our founder, Garry Jones back to when he was 21 in 1981, which lead into the arrival of the AIDS pandemic. It got him thinking that there was nothing in his home city of Birmingham by which we can remember those 'we have loved and lost' to this terrible disease. [/p][p]Garry posted on Facebook to see if anyone would be interested in forming a group to make one happen. The response was incredible, and this campaign was born. The benefit of social media helped here as others had tried previously but the memorial had never happened.[/p][p]Garry got together with Birmingham Pride co-founder Phil Oldershaw, and owner of The Fox pub, Andy King, to form a fundraising group to gain traction and see this through. This campaign has now built incredible momentum with support from; Birmingham City Council, The Public Art Gateway Group (PAGG), Southside BID, numerous LGBTQ+, and other businesses onboard. It is also with delight that we have partnered with the 'Saving Lives' HIV Charity, who were quick to offer support and resources, including a registered charity.[/p][p]The Birmingham AIDS & HIV Memorial already has so many individual people wanting to help really make a difference. This is now a community project that we can, and will, make happen. [/p][p]We'd like the memorial to be a fitting tribute to those 'we have loved and lost, yet also become a beacon of hope for the future, for those living with HIV today. This can help remove the stigma, and prejudice, still attached to this virus. A virus is non-discriminatory, like Covid-19, it simply is. Sadly, people who contracted AIDS through HIV, especially in the earlier years, were not, and have not always been treated equally. Remove the stigma and honour the past.[/p][p]Our Birmingham AIDS & HIV Memorial will be significant, eye-catching, dominant and proud. People can congregate, remember, share memories, show respect and learn from the past, while building a better future.[/p][p]Thank you for fundraising with us. Please encourage others to give generously, whatever you can afford. Ask companies and corporates to support our campaign. Maybe the company you work for can donate (it's tax deductible) or fundraise. We'll feature it on our Facebook Page, Group and Website as we progress.[/p][p]Be Colourful, Be Bright and let's Light This Memorial.[/p][p]We know that coming together as a community, we can make this happen.[/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2021

Charity

Supporters


Dec 1, 2021

PH

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Nov 18, 2021

Anonymous

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 30, 2021

Lesley

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 30, 2021

Anonymous

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Oct 29, 2021

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 29, 2021

Paul Barton (Pulse Promotions).

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 29, 2021

Nicole L

Thanks guys and girls for another spectacular event.. Forbidden...rocking da house 🔥🔥👌

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 27, 2021

Anonymous


Oct 11, 2021

Draw My City in Birmingham

£125.00


Oct 9, 2021

D. Smith

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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