London, England
United Kingdom
Tottenham Court Road UK HIV/AIDS Memorial since 1 December 2027
without names
AIDS Memorial Campaign | London
AMC campaigners are calling for an AIDS memorial to be created in London to remember those who have died from AIDS. Unlike Brighton, Manchester and many western capitals, London does not have a permanent memorial despite its high number of AIDS deaths. “A memorial would stand as a testament to all the efforts, sacrifices and tears of those who have fought against the disease. Uniquely, among many western countries, we, the capital city, who played a lead role in the fightback against HIV and AIDS, do not really have an AIDS memorial. There is a small chapel in Southwark Cathedral co-dedicated to AIDS victims but that has a religious connotation.” says Patrick Lyster-Todd, who is the lead campaigner.
The group hopes that the memorial can be paid for by public subscription and with the help of corporate sponsorship, although Mr Lyster-Todd was adamant that funds should not be diverted from groups and sources which support people living with HIV and AIDS. He said a public consultation would be held on what shape the memorial could take and a competition would be open to designers. As yet, the group has had informal talks with a number of bodies about where a memorial could be placed. Mr Lyster-Todd said an analysis had been carried out to identity a number of possible locations. The AIDS Memorial Campaign plans to find a way of recording the names of AIDS victims on the memorial and says that it would be linked to a website and education campaign. For now, it intends to continue gathering support in order to put forward proposals in the future.
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4 June 2013
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