Terrence Higgins Trust is asking the people of Leeds to wear red to work and take part in the ‘Keep the Promise’ vigil for World AIDS Day, December 1st. The Promise will be an opportunity to remember the promises we have made to tackle HIV in the past and the promises we are making to prevent HIV in the future.

The Promise will take place on Friday 1st December at the Corn Exchange in Leeds from 6pm. The evening will include special guest speaker the Rt Hon Hilary Benn and musicians.

If you can’t attend The Promise but would like to take part in World AIDS Day, all you have to do is wear a red item of clothing, a red ribbon or if you’re feeling really brave, red underwear, and donate £1 to Terrence Higgins Trust.

There will be a street collection on World AIDS Day, December 1st in Leeds City Centre with volunteers from Terrence Higgins Trust and from Leeds University, collecting for the charity.

David Greenway, Regional Manager for Terrence Higgins Trust in Leeds said:
“World AIDS Day is a very important time for us and for many people in Leeds. This year we wanted to make it really easy for people to feel part of the day. Just wear something red and remember people around the world and in the UK who are living with HIV and who have died from AIDS.”

To order red ribbons for your workplace contact Terrence Higgins Trust in Leeds, on 0113 236 4720 or to make a donation please visit www.tht.org.uk or call 020 7812 1666.

To find out more about World AIDS Day in Leeds please contact sharon.elliott@tht.org.uk or owen.brigstock-barron@leedspct.nhs.uk.

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