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Town Hall turns red to mark World AIDS Day on Saturday 1 December

The clock face of Eastbourne Town Hall will be illuminated in red on Saturday, 1 December, to mark World AIDS Day.

The day will also be marked by a march from the Town Hall at 4pm to the BourneOut LGBT drop-in café in The Labyrinth.

Supporters will wear red ribbons to raise awareness of HIV and remember those who have died from the disease.

Joining the march will be Eastbourne Mayor Councillor Gill Mattock, Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd, members of the Terrence Higgins Trust, the BourneOut LGBT group and the Sexual Health Clinic.

Eastbourne Mayor Cllr Mattock said: "World AIDS Day is about showing support for those who are living with HIV and remembering those who have lost their battle against the disease.

"Lighting the Town Hall clock face in red and wearing a red ribbon are small, but significant ways in which we can show our support and we hope as many people as possible will come and join us.”

More than 101,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 36 million people who have the virus, and since the virus was identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or aids.

Red ribbons will be available from the Town Hall reception desk on World AIDS Day.

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Published 19 November 2018