Canberra, ACT
National Arboretum, Forrest Drive Canberra AIDS Garden of Reflection since 2 April 2017
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John James Foundation gives generously to the AIDS Garden of Reflection
The John James Foundation’s Board has announced today the Foundation will support the AIDS Garden of Reflection with a generous donation of $10,000. The John James Foundation is Canberra’s leading medical charity, located in Deakin in the Australian Capital Territory.  As a not-for-profit organisation, the Foundation supports volunteer medical programs and a range of medical education activities.  It also provides funds for local, grassroots charities and organisations that align with the Foundation’s objectives.
“Canberra’s beautiful National Arboretum is a fitting place for the location of the AIDS Garden of Reflection,” said Mr Phil Greenwood, CEO of the John James Foundation, when handing over the donation.  “The Foundation is proud and excited to be part of this great initiative and is pleased to kick-start the funding appeal that will support its construction”.
Designed as a peaceful place of contemplation, the garden will join other significant spaces throughout Australia which provide an opportunity for families, friends and supporters to heal, develop hope and remember the human tragedy of the global AIDS pandemic and its ongoing effects. Philippa Moss, Executive Director of the AIDS Action Council said “The vision for the Garden is to create a secluded area for reflection which provides a sense of comfort and sanctuary, featuring the views and character of the surrounding landscape.  The Garden will provide a special haven where visitors can remember and honour those lost to AIDS, reflect on their own lives and contribute to their understanding of HIV and AIDS.”
Photo (c) Philippa Moss AIDS Action Council

24 May 2016
Philippa Moss, Canberra