RBS branches mark World AIDS Day in Scotland
All eighty-nine Royal Bank of Scotland branches across Scotland have signed up to be World AIDS Day Champions, and plan to raise thousands of pounds for charity and smash HIV stigma.
The Scotland-wide World AIDS Day Champions campaign, organised by Waverley Care, is asking people to sign up as a World AIDS Day Champion to start conversations about HIV, challenge stigma, and raise money to support people living with the condition today.
Each branch has received a collection tin and World AIDS Day fundraising pack from the charity which includes case studies, information about HIV and stigma, fundraising tips and materials to make the campaign engaging, fun and easy.
You can find out more, and sign up to be World AIDS Day Champion for Waverley Care today.
Speaking after receiving their World AIDS Day fundraising pack, Natasha McMahon, Branch Manager, RBS Corstorphine said:
“It’s a privilege for our branch staff to be involved in the campaign to raise awareness and funds for Waverley Care this World AIDS Day.
“As well as collecting donations, we plan to organise a staff quiz night and other in-branch fundraising activities.
“We’re particularly looking forward to raising awareness of the realities of HIV amongst our customers and helping to smash HIV stigma in the process.
Grant Sugden, Chief Executive of Waverley added:
“World AIDS Day is a fantastic opportunity for us to shout about the reality of living with HIV in Scotland, and the advances in treatment that help people live long healthy lives.
“These developments have been the story of our first thirty years, but as we move forward, we need to be challenging stigma and working to reduce new infections to zero.
“We're delighted that RBS branches across Scotland will be supporting our campaign and hope lots of people will get involved to raise awareness and funds to help us smash stigma.”