World Aids Day a success
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.