The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on Positive East and the way we deliver our work to support people living with HIV. Against a backdrop of considerable service delivery restrictions, these are also very difficult times for us to fundraise as all community fundraising activities have been cancelled until mid 2021.
This includes the World AIDS Day RED RUN – hosted annually by Positive East – which raises a significant amount of our core funding that allows us to deliver our essential HIV services.
At such a pivotal point in the history of HIV, we must continue to raise funds so we can forge forward and keep supporting people to live well with HIV.
Positive East is a community-based organisation that relies on continued community support to deliver our essential services.
Today we urge you to Stand with Positive East and pledge your support. 100% of donations will go directly to our work; helping us to achieve our mission to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities affected by HIV.
£1,000 pays for a crèche for seven Re:Assure group sessions
The Re:Assure Women’s Project is a dedicated service for refugee, asylum-seeking or migrant women who are living with HIV and who have experienced traumatic events. Re:Assure supports women on their journey to overcome traumatic pasts.
£500 will allow us to deliver five Health & Well-being workshops
Our Health & Well-being service includes educational workshops on varied topics: from CV writing and nutrition to strutting and assertiveness skills! As well as these workshops, our Health & Well-being service includes complementary therapies such as acupuncture and body massage, along with regular classes like yoga and learning Spanish.
£100 will allow us to provide two hours of free counselling
The aim of our counselling service is to provide confidential counselling, psychotherapeutic or psychological support to people affected by HIV who are experiencing problems related to stressful or traumatic life events.
£25 will provide travel and lunch for two volunteers for a day
Our volunteers are at the very heart of Positive East – delivering 1 in every 4 hours of our work! We are so proud to have achieved the Investing in Volunteers Award for good practice in volunteer management as well as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – two of the highest accolades in the voluntary sector.
£10 will pay for an HIV test
Every year we provide nearly 3,000 free, rapid and confidential HIV tests across East London! Please help us keep this up!