The Martin Fisher Foundation collected £134.43 at their new liveried bus launch on 5th October 2019.
The bus is covered with purple Queen of the Night tulips, Martin’s favourite flower, while panels inside the bus give people the facts around HIV and aim to reduce the stigma and misinformation around the virus. They also talk about Martin’s life and work and recent advances in HIV treatment.
The bus launch brought together Martin’s family, Lawson Unit staff and other local HIV charities, as well as the charity’s patron Baroness Joyce Gould, Peter Kyle MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP and Brighton & Hove Bus colleagues. Lunch Positive and the Co-Op supplied free refreshments.
Local artist Dan Locke talked about his design for the new bus as the bus toured the city and travelled to the Lawson Unit. Blue viruses feature at the rear of the bus, which become fewer and disappear towards the front, representing the city moving ‘Towards Zero’ new HIV cases by 2025.
All monies raised goes toward the aims of the Martin Fisher Foundation.
You can learn more about the MF Foundation here. Keep your eyes out for the new bus as it’s working the cities busiest bus routes.