Hosting a fundraising event for the National AIDS Trust on World AIDS Day is a great way to support a fantastic cause, helping to champion the rights of people living with HIV and raise HIV awareness. You can do a little or a lot, we have something to suit everyone!
Calling all bakers and Great British Bake Off hopefuls! This World AIDS Day, NAT is asking people to rethink outdated stereotypes, challenge myths and be positive about HIV. That's why we want you to spread icing, not ignorance, by baking treats that tell the real story about HIV.
We're setting the ultimate culinary challenge, asking people to represent these 4 myth-busting facts through the medium of cake.
Effective treatment can mean that people living with HIV are no longer infectious.
People living with HIV can have a normal life span if diagnosed and treated in time.
People living with HIV are able to become parents of a HIV-negative child.
There is no job someone can’t do specifically because they have HIV.
But don't feel you have to be a master sugar-craftsman! You can also enter your red ribbon themed cakes in the competition. You can sell your educational treats to friends and colleagues at work, university, school or anywhere else you can think of. Why not add an extra element of competition by crowning the person who sells the most cakes the Myth-Busting Bake Off winner!?
NAT is proud to once more be a partner for Positive East's Red Run for World AIDS Day and we'd love for you to join us. Red Run will be held in Victoria Park, Hackney on Sunday 29 December, with two chip timed distances - 5k and 10k. Red Run is a fantastic way to raise awareness of HIV and allows people of all abilities to get involved and get into shape.
Registration is £15, which covers your race t-shirt, individual chip timing, free refreshments and massages. Sign up here. Just make sure to select National AIDS Trust under ‘I am running for one of the Red Run Partners’ during the registration process.
Test your HIV knowledge by hosting a quiz night. Raise money by making it ‘Pay to Play’ and inviting your friends, family and colleagues. Why not ask permission to hold it at your local pub or student union, do it during your lunch break at work, or just at home with mates?
Selling drinks at your quiz night is a sure-fire way to up your fundraising total. Try your hand at making your own delicious Safe Sex on the Beach or Long Island Iced NATea cocktails, or if you’re holding your quiz in a pub, why not ask for a percentage of the drinks sales?