Take a promenade for people living with HIV


HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is calling on local people to join a sponsored walk of Southend Promenade at Old Leigh Beach on Sunday 2nd September. The walk will begin at 10.30am and is approximately seven miles – all money raised will go to THT.

The theme this year is tribal and there will be dancers and drummers to send the walkers off. The ‘Rhythm of Life’ drummers and a local dance troupe have created a tribal routine especially for the event. T-Shirts, ribbons and balloons will be available for the walkers and THT are hoping that teams of workers from other organisations will join in.

Victoria Gamble, Centre Manager for THT in Southend said “We hope to get a lot of people along for the walk, it’s going to be a real family day out with a fun atmosphere. As well as families, we want businesses and other organisations to get involved too. We’d like to see groups of nurses, staff from local shops and offices, police officers all getting involved. It’s a great cause, so please sign up now!”

The THT African Support Group and HIV Scrutiny Champions from the council are already joining the walk. At the end of the walk, THT staff, volunteers and walkers are invited to have a drink in The Ship, in Old Leigh Fishing Village. The walk coincides with the Leigh Fishing Festival so combining the two events will make for a fantastic day out.

Those who would like to join the walk should call THT in Southend on 01702 340791 and ask for a registration Pack. All money raised will go directly towards THT’s vital work supporting people living with or affected by HIV.


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