To establish in London a permanent endowed memorial that provides both physical space and online presence for everyone wishing to honour the memory of those who lost their lives to AIDS, bears testament to our response in the face of adversity, and informs, educates and signposts.
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The establishment of a charitable endowment to provide for the upkeep and maintenance of the memorial and its site, to provide for the recording and/or inscribing of new names if this is to be included within the overall design, and for the upkeep and development of the supporting online presence both as part of the memorial and to act as an educational portal for future generations about AIDS and London’s response to this epidemic.
To campaign appropriately in all ways necessary, including the fundraising of monies that specifically do not take away from the support of those who live with, are affected by or are at risk from HIV and AIDS, to achieve these first two aims.
1. To establish a group of supportive patrons.
2. To enter into discussion with the Royal Parks, Westminster City Council, The Greater London Authority and other London Boroughs regarding the ‘gifting’ or provision of a suitable permanent location.
3. To establish a Support sub-group to encourage input, involvement and ownership from all those who wish to become involved:
3.1 To co-ordinate the submission of names (with appropriate permission given) for inclusion in the memorial.
3.2 To solicit stories and the personal experiences of those who have been affected by HIV and AIDS, especially during the early years of the epidemic, for inclusion within the educational part of the website.
4. To establish a Memorial sub-group:
4.1 To produce a brief for the design of the overall Memorial.
4.2 To commission through public competition the actual design of all aspects of the Memorial, including the surrounding landscape and a derived 2D logo.
4.3 To commission and oversee the construction of the chosen design.
5. To create a permanent online presence /interactive website which:
5.1 Acts as part of the memorial by the recording of names.
5.2 Acts as a portal to other relevant websites and resources.
5.3 Is educational, both so that others may be better informed about HIV/AIDS while bearing testament to how London and Londoners reacted to the challenge.
6. To communicate with and involve other HIV & AIDS organisations and charities, and those who they represent, in particular to work together to ensure that funding for the memorial, wherever possible, does not come from or reduce existing lines of funding for these organisations.
7. To establish a charitable endowment to:
7.1 Maintain the physical memorial and its site, including the recording of new names if these feature as part of the overall design.
7.2 To maintain and develop the website.
8. To establish a Fundraising sub-group to fundraise all monies necessary to achieve the Aims.
9. Taking advice from the Charity Commission, to establish the London Aids Memorial Campaign (LAMC) as a charitable organisation which may later evolve into the intended permanent, endowed body:
9.1 To appoint trustees for this Charity as necessary and to establish other working subgroups necessary to achieve the overall aims.
The LAMC is non-political and non-partisan concerning any issues that arise around HIV and AIDS and is focused solely on remembrance, reconciliation and education.