An appeal to raise funds to help AIDS patients in Hertfordshire was made this Friday 1st December to mark World AIDS Day.
Hertfordshire Euro MP Alex Mayer marked becoming patron of The Crescent, a St Albans based charity by participating in a street collection at the St Albans City train station.
The charity is raising money to provide counselling, assistance in applying for financial aid, reducing the stigma associated with AIDS and assisting suffers in gaining access to health and social care.
Labour’s Alex Mayer MEP commented: “I am deeply proud to be made a patron of this fantastic local charity on World Aids Day. I look forward to joining the Crescent's volunteers and staff with my bucket for a street collection this Friday as well as a discussing with them options for maximising funding for the group.
“World Aids day is a serious event but it’s important to celebrate the fantastic work The Crescent do in supporting local people who suffer from this terrible illness.
“I am proud to support this hard working local charity and I will be shaking my bucket and asking local people to dig deep to support The Crescent."