Thursday, 3 December 2009

World Aids Day

So after a week and a bit of ideas, development, test, making and organizing World Aids Day came around like a flash. The day itself was full of emotion, from excitement to exhaustion we made our mark and had a good go at raising money and awareness for the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Our idea was based on a paper chain that is linked by the red ribbon associated with World Aids Day. These machine cut figures were sprayed/painted white to provide a blank canvas for those who wanted to modify their contribution to our chain. Our slogan was 'Join hands against Aids' and with each donation we would add another figure to our chain.

We found that groups of students and kids who were on a school trip were really interested in what we were doing, so after traveling from St Pauls to Southbank and ending up by the Seven Dials by Covent Garden we found our calling.

Laying our chain around the monument caused much attention and as the light faded the headlights gave the figures a spotlight which was admired by many. We were graced by a brief appearance of Gale Porter, the ex tv presenter who contracted alopecia areata and has dealt with a lot of troubles in her life, this presence gave us a huge boost to such an exhausting day.

A project which even though it was treated like any other, held something much more in its application and outcome. Check out the blog later this week for our video compilation from the day