World Aids Day a success

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Fundrais­ing ef­forts for World Aids Day 2012 raised the high­est pro­ceeds for the past six years.

The an­nual street ap­peal ral­lied more than 100 vol­un­teers who col­lected money for the event which is recog­nised glob­ally on De­cem­ber 1.

Com­bined ef­forts from the Auck­land-based New Zea- land Aids Foun­da­tion and HIV peer sup­port groups Body Pos­i­tive, Pos­i­tive Women and INA saw more than $38,000 raised for the cause.

This fig­ure is $6000 more than the pre­vi­ous year, and the high­est amount raised since 2006.

Aids Foun­da­tion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Shaun Robin­son says the fi­nal tally re­flects the level of sup­port for the four or­gan­i­sa­tions as well as their ‘‘col­lec­tive success in rais­ing aware­ness about HIV’’.

The theme for 2012 World Aids Day was Get­ting to Zero – re­flect­ing a goal to­wards zero new HIV di­ag­no­sis, zero Aids deaths and zero dis­crim­i­na­tion.

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