As we work towards our goal of zero new HIV cases in the UK by 2030, we're asking community groups and individuals to raise £2,030 - or whatever you can achieve.
Whether you're part of a choir, sports team, university club or other group, your support in this mission is invaluable.
Our goal for 2030
This is a historic time for us. We’re now focused on an incredible goal: ending new cases of HIV by 2030.
This is possible, but by no means certain. Without our campaigns to hold the Government on track to ensure all parts of the NHS and public health bodies are working together using every tool we have, it will not happen. Without our prevention work to ensure everyone who needs an HIV test can get one, it won’t be done.
But we can’t do it without you.
How you can help
We’re asking groups like yours to join us to help make the 2030 zero HIV cases goal a reality. We want you to raise £2,030 (or whatever you can achieve) to help continue our important work.
£2,030 could go towards funding:
- 81,200 packs of condoms that our outreach teams can provide to the public
- 190 free HIV self testing kits for first-time testers and at-risk communities to help find the 5,150 people living with undiagnosed HIV
- 150 Positive Voices talks where people living with HIV talk to schools, hospital staff, care home workers and community groups to challenge stigma
- 40 people receiving 10 sessions of face-to-face counselling
- 20 volunteers to be trained to staff THT Direct, the HIV and sexual health helpline
- 15 hardships grants for people living with HIV but currently struggling
- 2 years support for the My Community Forum, our peer support network and safe space for people living with HIV
- 1 e-campaign that would ensure every MP is spoken to about the 2030 goal and told what they can do to make it happen.
From coffee mornings and drag shows to quiz nights and fashion shows, fundraising’s always more fun as a group! If you don't know what you want to do, we have lots of ideas to help inspire you.
Here are some of our favourite ideas:
- Bake or second hand book sale
- Group walk, run or cycle
- Train station or supermarket bucket collection
- Gala event or dinner
- Sporting match
- Concert or charity music performance
- Social or quiz night
- Drag or fashion show
- Seasonal event
- Yoga or dance class
Whether you're a sports club, choir or LGBT+ group, we have lots more fundraising ideas for you.
Email [email protected] and we’ll be in touch.
How we can support your group
- Raise awareness of your group and your fundraising for Terrence Higgins Trust on our social media channels.
- Provide resources to raise awareness of good sexual health to your members.
- Bespoke, personal thanking for individuals who have gone above and beyond with their fundraising.
- Priority applications to our charity places in flagship events like the TCS London Marathon 2024.
- Opportunity to hear from a member of our staff (via Zoom) or Positive Voices volunteer about our work and the impact your support will have.
Why we're here
Forty years ago, Terry Higgins collapsed while DJing at Heaven nightclub in London. At St Thomas’ hospital on 4 July 1982, he became the first person to be named as dying with an AIDS-related illness.
His partner and friends wanted to ensure that no one else suffered like Terry, and wanted to personalise the response to this little-known virus. As a result, Terrence Higgins Trust was born.
We’re still fighting, 40 years on, for the rights of people living with and affected by HIV.
Today, our helpline THT Direct, originally set up in 2001, is still a vital lifeline for people urgently in need of help and advice.
Our counselling and support services help people come to terms with their diagnosis and understand that now with the advent of effective treatment, they can expect to live a long, healthy life, unable to pass on the virus.
We work to fight HIV stigma across society and to educate people on the facts about HIV and how to achieve good sexual health – misinformation is often the root cause of stigma.
2030: time is running out
Now is the time you can help end a global epidemic that has killed 38 million people. Together we can end new cases of HIV in the UK by 2030.
Imagine a world where the UK can be the first country to end new HIV transmissions.
You can stop the devastation and stigma a diagnosis can cause. Your compassion and loyal support has got us this far and means that we can make it a reality.
It’s possible to be living with HIV and not know it. We urgently need your help to find and test everyone living with HIV in the UK. People with HIV who are on treatment can’t pass it on.