Naz Project London faces closure
Naz Project London, the charity supporting black and minority ethnic people infected or affected by HIV in the capital has launched an urgent fundraising campaign to raise money to keep the charity going.
Naz Project London (NPL) has been providing quality HIV and sexual health services to Black and Minority Ethnic communities for 20 years. Like many organisations in the sector the charity is has been hit by funding cuts and is at a make-or-break juncture.
The charity has issued a statement, saying: "The impact of NPL disappearing from the sexual health landscape in London and nationally will be the slowing down and eventual reverse of what has been achieved to reduce prejudice and stigma experienced by BME people living with HIV and what has been accomplished to challenge homophobia and institutional racism."
Facing the risk of closure the charity has launched an urgent appeal to raise a minimum of £75,000 by the end of October in order to keep going. They are also calling for volunteers to help them reach their fundraising target by setting up events, special occasions or personal challenges to raise money.
You can donate to the charity by clicking on http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1002275, or visit the organisation's website at www.naz.org.uk.