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!
Whether you wore 80s or 90s fashions the first time around or not, having a retro dress up day in your school, university or office is a great way to show your support for the #HIVNotRetro campaign.
By asking people to make a donation to NAT or get sponsorship to wear their most embarrassing threads to work, you will be helping us to put HIV stigma firmly in the past.
You can even combine with a retro-themed lunch or bake sale – see below for more ideas.
Calling all foodies and GBBO hopefuls! This World AIDS Day, NAT is asking people to unearth the food that fashion forgot.
Some retro treats are worth reviving for one night only! Whip up your best mushroom vol au vents, chicken kiev and black forest gateau and ask your friends to bring a donation for NAT. Or maybe try your hand at nouveau cuisine and get your friends to dress in their best 80s fashions for a step-back-in-time dinner party.
If you’re more sweet than savoury, bust out the pineapple upside-down cakes for a truly retro bake sale. You can sell your 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 Retro Star Baker!?
By fundraising for NAT, you will help us show that HIV stigma isn’t retro, it’s just wrong.
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 27 November, 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.
Or if you’re a regular at a quiz night, why not ask the host to add in our special World AIDS Day round and donate a proportion of the takings to NAT?
Selling drinks at your quiz night is a sure-fire way to up your fundraising total and you can keep up the retro theme by selling some 80s and 90s cocktail classics. Or, if you’re holding your quiz in a pub, why not ask for a percentage of the drinks sales?