World Aids Day 2014

This year to commemorate World AIDS Day, Monday 1st December, Herts Aid hosted a Charity Movie Night at the Garden City Cinema, Welwyn Garden City.

The event was introduced by “Good Morning Britain’s” Richard Arnold, a Patron of Herts Aid. This was followed by a short memorial service led by Rev. Nicola Martin Davis, and an overview of HIV in Herts by the Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire, Jim McManus.

The film chosen for the screening was the multi Oscar winning “Dallas Buyers Club” based on the incredible true story of Texan rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV positive in 1986.

The event was attended by Hertfordshire Councillors Teresa Heritage, Fiona Thompson, Peter Ruffles and David Andrews alongside supporters, patrons, trustees, volunteers and staff of Herts Aid.

Herts Aid would like to thank everyone who supported this event by attending, by buying/selling tickets for the Grand Prize Draw, or offering sponsorship or their services. These include:-

  • JoBert Towing Services – Guy Hudson
  • Fishpools – Waltham Cross
  • Susan Smith – Aromatherapist
  • Costco – Coventry
  • Waitrose – Welwyn Garden City
  • Sainsbury’s – Potter’s Bar
  • The Wine Society
  • Graham Norton
  • Martha Lytton Cobbold
  • Hanbury Manor
  • Cineworld – Stevenage
  • Paradise Wildlife Park
  • Lee Valley Park Farms
  • Van Hage – Great Amwell
  • Adventure Island, Southend on Sea
  • Sainsbury’s – Stevenage
  • Marks & Spencer – Welwyn Garden City
  • Steve Carter
  • Timber Connection – David Green
  • Sally Burton
  • Robin Hughes
  • Michelle Cain

The money raised will go towards much needed services for the increasing number of people living with HIV in Hertfordshire and towards HIV prevention work with young people.