Hundreds attend candlelit vigil at Aids Memorial

Besi Besemar December 3, 2012

Hundreds of people attended this year World Aids Day Candlelit Vigil on Saturday, December 1 at Tay the Aids Memorial in New Steine Gardens, Brighton.

The moving event was organised by the Brighton & Hove World AIDS Day Partnership which included the following organisations:  Bear Patrol Social Group, BHCC Partnership Community Safety Team, CDO Sussex, Lunch Positive, The Sussex Beacon, Sussex Community NHS Trust, Sussex Ecumenical HIV Chaplaincy and THT South.

The names of those who had been lost to the illness were read by representatives from voluntary and statutory sector organisations with Cllr Bill Randall, the Mayor of Brighton leading the reading of the Names.

Heather Leake Date from the Sussex Ecumenical HIV Chaplaincy welcomed people to the vigil and Lunch Positive the HIV charity provided warm drinks.

Following a minutes silence everyone was invited to place their candles round the Aids Memorial.