Remembering David Lawrence

Our fundraising achievements in memory of David Lawrence

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    Amount we’ve raised in David ’s memory $976.64

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    Positive East

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    • Donation by Charlotte

      Amazing work Al! Very proud x

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mohammad Miah (Shah)

      Good work x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    Events we're doing

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    • 25Dec

      Volunteering on Christmas Day for Positive East

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    • AliceHIV

      in 1994 when I was 8 years old my Dad passed away after contracting HIV.  He had haemophilia and contracted HIV through infected plasma that he injected himself to support his haemophilia and blood clotting.  You might know about this as it is now referred to as “The NHS Blood Scandal” which happened back in the 1980’s.  Donated blood was not appropriately screened and many people like
      my Dad were infected with HIV and HepC due to the lack of screening that took place. 

      My dad was one of the unlucky ones, he got diagnosed with HIV 2 weeks after I was born and as the drugs and support to those infected were not as good back then as they are now he died 8 and half years later at the tender age of 37.  I wasn’t aware of how or what he died of until I was 15, I remember visiting him in Mildmay throughout my childhood, he would be absent from home sometimes, when he required respite and treatment for many conditions he developed due to the HIV, I definitely didn’t understand it all back then, I just remember having the best Dad and I was the apple of his eye!  

      Back in the 80’s and 90’s people like my Dad who were diagnosed with HIV didn’t really have a voice, they had to tackle adversity and hatred to be heard and eventually the people of the UK and the government backed the campaign and HIV awareness and the drugs have gone from strength to strength. My Dad didn’t have a voice, his story has never been told, but now, as a very proud daughter, I will be his voice and I hope I can reach out to other people and give them courage and the strength to do the same.  

      Ill be up early on Christmas Day and driving around the North and East London area to pick up members of Positive East.  With no transport links or friends and family these members would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone.  I will be taking them to a central location run by Food Chain in Kings Cross and we will share a wonderful Christmas Day together, I will then drop them all back home at the end of the day. 

      Like most of us I spend every Christmas Day eating glorious food, drinking prosecco and playing games with my wonderful family and although I will really miss that this year, I can’t think of anything
      else I’d rather do this Christmas.  I believe I need to step out of my comfort zone, go the extra mile if I want my voice to be heard, so on a day so prominent for us all I am choosing to be around those people who I want to support and empower. I think it will be the most humbling Christmas of all!!   

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      Total so far:

      $907.16

    Donations made in memory of David Lawrence31

    • Donation by Charlotteto Alice's page on 07/01/2018

      Amazing work Al! Very proud x

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mohammad Miah (Shah)to Alice's page on 03/01/2018

      Good work x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Karen Townsendto Alice's page on 31/12/2017

      Well done Alice! Lots of love karen,lee and Dudley xx

      £15.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by S Wardto Alice's page on 31/12/2017

      Well done Alice, what a fantastic thing to do. It is extremely admirable and aspirational to all. Sam and Hannah xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Michelle, Steve, S & L Galeato Alice's page on 31/12/2017

      Al, your Dad would be so proud of you and I know someone else up there who would be too as we all are. Good luck and love you! Xx

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sue Sobellto Alice's page on 30/12/2017

      Well done Alice such a worthy cause.

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Steve Gilvinto Alice's page on 29/12/2017

      Keep up the good work Alice! Hope you reach your target! Best wishes Steve

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kerri Smithto Alice's page on 26/12/2017

      I’m so proud of you little sis. Love you loads

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alice Lawrenceto Alice's page on 26/12/2017

      Offline collection

      £36.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Fiona Murrayto Alice's page on 26/12/2017

      Well done Al, you should be very proud of yourself xx

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lynette Smithto Alice's page on 25/12/2017

      Alice we are very proud of you. What a fabulous thing you have had today. It’s a excellent cause. Love always Lynette & Ray xxxxxxxxxxxx

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Vikrant Abbottto Alice's page on 24/12/2017

      Your dedication to this cause is both exemplary and inspirational. Hope you have a wonderful time.

    • Donation by Lizzie Riverato Alice's page on 24/12/2017

      Great work! Keep making ripples xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by James Stevensonto Alice's page on 24/12/2017

      I'm sure you're dad would be so proud! Merry Christmas and good luck hitting your target! James xx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gill Wardto Alice's page on 22/12/2017

      All the best Alice & everyone. Well done to you all.Love Gill & Dave Ward.x

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Alice's page on 19/12/2017

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Alice's page on 17/12/2017

      Very proud of you Alice and all that you are doing. Auntie June. X

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Maria Pavlidesto Alice's page on 16/12/2017

      I'm proud of you Alice for telling your story XX

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Carol Lewisto Alice's page on 16/12/2017

      Well done...hope you get some 🎄 Christmas Day lunch after all your good work...we will be thinking 🤔 of you. With lots of love Carol and Steve xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Wayne Douglasto Alice's page on 14/12/2017

      Wishing you all the very best!! Know you’ll make massive strides in everything you do! Xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alisha Wardto Alice's page on 13/12/2017

      Proud of you cuz, hope all your hard work pays off. Lots of love Alisha, Lee and Ava xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Beverly Baconto Alice's page on 13/12/2017

      My pal Al - you know I am proud of you and always will be. You always show strength when it’s needed and I wish you good luck with all you want to achieve. Love you ❤️ Bev xx

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lauren Sibbonsto Alice's page on 13/12/2017

      Babe am so proud of you - If anyone can do it its you xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Wayne Farahto Alice's page on 12/12/2017

      Well done Alice - thanks for the gunge!!!. From Wayne Farah NCCG

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Margaret Blackto Alice's page on 12/12/2017

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kirsty Dissto Alice's page on 12/12/2017

      An amazing thing you are doing Alice. Positive East will love spending Christmas with you xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Pamela Handto Alice's page on 09/12/2017

      I know that your Dad would be extremely proud of you Alice, I know I am and all the work you are doing to raise awareness for HIV and fundraising for great charities. Love Mum. XxX

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Chris Lewisto Alice's page on 09/12/2017

      Very proud of you! Lots of love Chris X

    • Donation by Paul Campbellto Alice's page on 09/12/2017

      Giving your time on Christmas day to help others is a wonderful thing to do. Very proud of you. Live Linda and Paul.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Michelle Edwardsto Alice's page on 09/12/2017

      Have a good day Ali. I only have good memories of your dad, your mum will miss you Christmas Day but I bet she’s proud of you.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Susan Edwardsto Alice's page on 09/12/2017

      Glad to support Positive East Alice. Your dad - our brother in law would be so proud. Don’t eat all the pies!! Love, Susie and John xxx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Positive East

      Positive East

      There are more people living with HIV than ever before- nearly 50,000 in London. Your support helps to make sure we can keep our doors open for as long as people with HIV need us, and helps the fight to prevent and stop HIV. Get involved in our 25th year by donating, fundraising or volunteering.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 25Dec

        Volunteering on Christmas Day for Positive East

      • Other personal challenge