Friends and Supporters
Over the months this page will grow. We are doing things in small steps so we don’t become overwhelmed and unworkable. If you want to help us along the way, leave a message . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
or leave a comment of support on this page.
We will soon be approaching people to be Patrons of The London Aids Memorial, if you know someone with a passion for our cause, please let us know . . .
We would like to thank these venues for promoting our flyers and supporting our Campaign :
Halfway to Heaven * Kudos * Ku Bar Lisle St * Ku Bar Frith St * DV8 Shop * The Admiral Duncan * Compton’s * Village * The Duke Of Wellington * Barcode * Clone Zone shop * The Yard Bar * Escape Bar * Sweatbox Sauna * First Out Cafe * The Drill Hall *
LONDON is a big place with hundreds of bars and flyer points – let us know if you know a venue willing to support us. We also need people to join our FLYER TEAM.
Janine Stromberg for our 1st Postcard Image Design : WE OWE IT TO THEM.
The-Very Miss-Dusty O Brilliant idea and LONG overdue !
I feel a permament memorial to those people who have died of AIDS is long overdue. I am excited that it will look not only to the past, but also to the future, helping educate young people about the battles won and lost in the past’.
LED ZEPPELIN LEGEND – JIMMY PAGE supports our CAMPAIGN
’It is time for London to take its place on the world stage and for us to commemorate our brothers and sisters who have died of Aids, a disease which knows no boundaries. This is a project which can only enhance London and our sense of community and I offer my full support and best wishes – Jimmy Page
Boy George x
I am more than happy to express my complete support for the London AIDS Memorial Campaign. Thousands of Britons died from AIDS at its deadliest height, I lived through it and lost many friends. Almost no one in Britain during the 80s and 90s has no connection to someone who was taken by that devastating pestilence. Some who died were well known figures, actors, performers, writers, poets, dancers, artists and musicians, but the majority were known only to their families and their circle of friends. Many died in pain and conditions lacking dignity or hope at an age when promise, excitement, fulfilment and adventure should have been their due.
AIDS changed our country entirely, and HIV remains an infection that blights millions of lives around the planet. It is the most common disease suffered by women of child bearing age in the world, which tells us all we need to know about its continuing reach.
A London memorial will serve, I believe, not just as a testament to all generations to come of what Britain and the world went through, but also as a fierce reminder that this scourge is far from over. I am sure that the majority of those who were taken from us by the virus would want to such a memorial not just for themselves, but for the future too. It is only right that London, so proud of its cultural influence, its fabulous entertainment, nightlife and its open and diverse attitude of welcome to all who visit and inhabit it, should proudly memorialise the fallen in the war against HIV.
It is a little shaming to think that, when one looks around the world, London is the most important city on earth not to have such a memorial and I hope that things will speedily come together to allow that to be put right.
” Despite the fact that HIV/AIDS has been around for several decades, one of the biggest challenges is the all pervasive stigma which still continues to keep the issue shrouded in secrecy, ignorance, fear and shame, whether you live in Camaroon or Camden.
An AIDS memorial in the heart of London would set a wonderful example to other cities, and send out a powerful statement to the world, not only by acknowledging those who have been taken in the pandemic, but would also call attention to the fact that HIV/AIDS has not gone away, and is still devastating millions of people’s lives . . . potentially our sons, daughters, brothers and sisters.
I wholeheartedly endorse this proposal . . . ” Annie Lennox / HIV Ambassador for London
just in from PAUL O’GRADY : ” During the dark times of the 80′s I watched helplessly as my colleagues, friends and loved ones died, often in appalling circumstances, from this hateful disease. A memorial would be a fitting tribute to all those incredibly brave people who fought the battle and lost. We must not forget them, nor must we ever forget that the fight against Aids is far from over. Good luck with the campaign.