The nationwide annual World AIDS Day street appeal will be on Friday 27 November, and volunteers are needed to help take donations. The NZ AIDS Foundation relies heavily on the generosity of volunteers who give their time, talent and expertise to help with the World AIDS Day Street Collection. All cash raised supports HIV prevention and the NZAF Wellness Fund which provides direct financial assistance for health related costs, for people living with HIV to access support when alternative sources of funding are not available. Every staff member at the NZAF's centres in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch will be involved with fundraising on the day. Competition is intense between Auckland and Wellington collectors who try to outdo each other each year. Wellingtonians traditionally raise more money, and last year was no exception - $15,658 was collected in Auckland while generous Wellingtonians gave $18,551. A sign-up form for people who wish to volunteer on World AIDS Day or with other NZAF activities around New Zealand is on its official website here.
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First published: Friday, 23rd October 2009 - 3:32pm
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