Support from Annie Lennox
” 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
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘I was delighted when Annie suggested becoming an HIV Ambassador for London. Her profile of course is important, for increasing public awareness of this major issue, but of greater importance is her knowledge, her experience and – fundamentally – her dedication and commitment. Our goal is to develop a clear and consistent approach that will make a real difference to Londoners’ lives.’
Photo : Mike Owen