Update to this weeks events! & Family Day – Saturday

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It’s with regret that our advertised event, a visit with Canon Gideon Byamugisha is postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.  However, we are planning for him to visit in September and we will do our best to ensure everyone who would like to meet him, has an opportunity to do so.

Rev Canon Dr Gideon B. Byamugisha is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of Uganda. In 1992, he became the first African religious leader to openly declare his HIV-positive status. He has since devoted his life to an HIV / AIDS ministry which has taken him to over 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and many other parts of the world.

Canon Gideon asked us to relay, his apologies to everyone and asked for forgiveness for the inconvenience this may have caused.

HIV & Belief

Even though, Canon Gideon is unable to join us on this occasion, we are still running our HIV & Belief Session, tomorrow (Wednesday 9th) between 1-4pm at LASS.  This session will explore issues about stigma, self-stigma, support for testing and condom use and reducing discrimination and prejudice.

Additionally, we are also running our “Audience With…” – A further opportunity for faith leaders and elders to meet us at LASS.  This is held on Thursday, (10th July), the session will be of interest to people whose faith / belief plays an important role in their life also for those with an interest in the role that faith and belief have on people’s lives to help them cope or otherwise with a long term condition like HIV.

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 Family, Faith & Football Day

As you can see, it’s a busy week for us and we can’t wait to kick back and enjoy the festivities this Saturday (12th July) which is our annual “Family, Faith & Football Day”.  Our previous football days have been a huge success with many people coming along from all walks of life.  We have food, children’s entertainment, music, a bar (from 12:00) together with football all day (starting at 10:00am – Final at 4:30).  There will also be a range of health stalls so you can get information on TB, Hepititus, Diabetes, BMI and blood pressure checks and of course rapid HIV Testing!

So why not join us for some healthy fun, all day Saturday at the Emerald Centre, Gypsy Lane, Leicester. (Map)

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