Walk for Life: Supporting people living with HIV in poverty
Walk for Life, Terrence Higgins Trust's (THT) annual 10k sponsored walk through central London, took place on Sunday 20 May 2012. I took part in the Walk - it was the only fundraiser I am doing this year. It was the fourth time that I had done the Walk for Life (2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012). THT it a cause that is special to me and is very close to my heart. My final personal fundraising total was £357.50.
All funds raised from Walk for Life go towards providing vital grants for people living with HIV in severe financial need through their Hardship Fund. The Fund will offer invaluable support to some of the most vulnerable people with HIV, allowing them to afford basic necessities like warm clothing, healthy food and the fare to get to the hospital - helping them to keep their dignity and stay healthy despite severe financial difficulties.
Cut and pasted from an email from the Walk for Life team which arrived into my inbox today:
We're proud to announce the grand total for Walk for Life 2012 is:
We’re absolutely thrilled to have raised this majestic amount which will enable Terrence Higgins Trust to continue making a real difference to people living with HIV in poverty through the Hardship Fund.
Thank-you so much for joining us and raising such a fantastic amount. We wouldn't be able to carry on and provide the vital services that we do without the support and dedication from amazing people like you who have walked and donated.
We hope that you enjoyed being regal for the day, and are treasuring your medals!
The Walk for Life team