On the 18th of May The Right Worshipful the Mayor of St Albans City and District, Councillor Salih Gaygusuz is to perform a parachute jump in order to raise funds for the Crescent Support Group.
The Crescent is an HIV support charity based in St Albans for almost 30 years which for the last six years has been without any statuatory funding.We are entirely reliant on donations to support over 300 members family and friends currently registered with us. We also provide support and education for the wider community.
Every penny raised will help those living with or affected by HIV and go towards providing education services for the wider community, combatting stigma and preventing further transmission of the virus.
The Mayor will be joined by a Crescent Trustee, Denise Parsons, who will also take part on the 18th of May at Cambridge airfield.
Please do give generously in recognition of these two very brave individuals raising essential funds for this vital work with often very vulnerable and isolated individuals.
Most of those living with HIV are doing so unknown to the rest of society because of the stigma so unfairly associated with it. Often they feel unable even to tell their family and friends, and as a result, are very lonely and isolated, frequently living in fear that someone will discover their status.
Every £7.50 pays for an instant HIV test kit,£15 pays for a postal HIV test, £30 a therapy session for someone struggling with medication side effects or associated conditions. £40 a counselling session for a newly diagnosed person. Please help us with whatever you can, with the Crescent every penny really does make a difference!