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New Steine Gardens host World AIDS Day Candlelit Vigil, tonight (December 1) at 6pm

Besi Besemar December 1, 2017

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Cllr Mo Marsh will lead representatives from over thirty community organisations in the reading of the names tonight at the Brighton AIDS Memorial.

The annual World AIDS Day candlelit vigil will take place in New Steine Gardens in the shadow of the Brighton AIDS Memorial at 6pm when the names of those lost to HIV/Aids over the last 35 years will be read out.

Everyone is welcome to attend and space will be available for anyone seeking quiet moments of reflection.

If you wish to have the name of a friend or loved one added take details to the Memorial Space in New Steine Gardens from 4pm where Lunch Positive will be offering hot drinks and their volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the evenings event and take any additional names of those we have lost to be read at the vigil.

The event is organised by the Brighton & Hove World AIDS Day (WAD) Partnership which includes: Avert, BHCC Partnership Community Safety Team, Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, Gscene, Lunch Positive, Sussex Beacon, The Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust. Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Sussex Ecumenical HIV Chaplaincy and THT.

Lunch Positive, the HIV lunch club will be holding a community drop in with refreshments at Dorset Gardens Methodist from 3.30pm-5.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Event: Brighton and Hove Candlelit Vigil and reading of the names

Where: New Steine Gardens, St James Street, Kemptown

When: Friday, December 1

Time: 6pm