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Eyes Open WAD Red Ball - Sponsored by Pride Radio 

The Eyes Open Steering Group are hosting their 2nd World AIDS Day ‘Red Ball’ on Saturday 30th November 2019 to raise awareness of HIV, remember those no longer with us and also as a celebration of where we are today and how the face of HIV treatment and care has completely changed.

Date: Saturday 30th November 2019

Time: 6:30pm – 1am

Venue: Banqueting Suite, Newcastle Civic Centre

Ticket Price: £45

 The night will include a prosecco reception, three course meal with fun and games throughout the evening followed by a DJ late into the night.

There will be a raffle and prizes given throughout the night all to raise funds for the ongoing work Eyes Open deliver through training, campaigns and events throughout the year, raising awareness of HIV and challenging the stigma & discrimination HIV+ people experience, sometimes on a daily basis. 

Tables of 10 can be booked as well as individual tickets.

Reserve your place at - https://wad-red-ball-2019.eventbrite.co.uk  and you will receive an e-mail with details of how to process your booking and how to obtain your tickets.

Dress code: We would love you to dress up for the occasion.  There is the option of Black Tie, but if you don't have access to formal wear, smart evening wear would be fabulous.

Age restrictions apply, please contact a member of the team for more information.

It would be great if you could wear something red to show your support for World AIDS Day.

For more information please call: 07500 997 423

Supported by: Thornton Print, Olive & Bean, Big Purple, Pride World Media


Let’s Nail HIV Stigma

This campaign is aimed at secondary schools and workplaces. We will continue to deliver HIV awareness sessions where requested and then get as many people as possible to paint a finger nail Red on Friday 29th November and over the weekend until WAD on Sunday 1stDecember. As part of the campaign we will encourage people to talk to friends, family and work colleagues about why they have painted their nail Red thus raising awareness to a greater number of people. We will also encourage people to share pictures on their social media platforms, again raising awareness of HIV. The North East will be the first area to have a ‘Let’s Nail HIV Stigma’ Campaign.


FLYING THE FLAG FOR HIV

This is a project where we are engaging with primary schools across the areas taking part in Eyes Open this year. A small working group consisting of Eyes Open, School Heads, PSHE Leads and a Paediatric HIV Nurse Specialist have been working together to create a session plan to deliver to pupils in years 4, 5 and 6. As part of this work a student focus group has been arranged for September to find out what young people would like to be included. Following on from the HIV awareness sessions, Eyes Open and schools will be encouraging students to design and make bunting flags which can then be put together and be displayed in schools to promote awareness and challenge stigma.


HIV Services and Support Leaflet

Eyes Open with the support of North East & North Cumbria HIV Network will be producing a regional leaflet promoting health and wellbeing services available across the area plus information on the importance of testing and other HIV facts and information.