01 December 2021
Burges Salmon has worked to support local Bristol HIV charity Brigstowe for a series of initiatives to raise awareness of World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. The day represents an important opportunity to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from AIDS related illnesses. Although AIDS was only identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have since died of HIV or AIDS related illnesses and over 105,000 people are still living with HIV in the UK today.

BProud, Burges Salmon’s firm-wide LGBT+ network, supported Brigstowe for a series of initiatives that included red AIDS awareness ribbons in each of the Burges Salmon offices and fundraising volunteering at Bristol Temple Meads station.

The local charity has been delivering HIV specialist services in Bristol for over 22 years, working to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV and to reduce stigma around the virus. The firm has a long standing relationship with Brigstowe that has included informative learning sessions hosted at Burges Salmon over the years.

Kirsty Green-Mann, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Burges Salmon, comments: “In line with Burges Salmon’s responsible business aims, we are pleased to have been able to support the important work of Brigstowe. The local charity helps individuals in many ways and has been doing so for a number of years.

Brigstowe is running an extensive programme of events to mark World AIDS Day, including a variety of panel discussions, HIV awareness training, and a candlelit vigil. For more information, visit their website.

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