The students and staff of Lincoln Minster School were delighted to present a cheque for £2066.53 to Positive Health Lincolnshire last week.
Fundraising events took place throughout last term, with the help and organisational skills of our Sixth Form Charity Committee.
As an enrichment activity, Year 7 students spent a term making homemade crafts and selling them in school throughout the term as well as at Lincoln Minster School’s Christmas Car Park, to coincide with the Christmas Market. All proceeds from the car park were also donated to Positive Health
Positive Health Lincolnshire are a local charity whose aim is to provide confidential information and support to those affected by HIV. They also provide education and training with preventative outreach work. They have become the county’s leading sexual health charity, helping those with the HIV virus and their families. Having been recognised for the importance of their work, they received funding to run age appropriate workshops in local schools. There has not been a widespread educational campaign since the horror days of the 80’s adverts, and most of our young people today, still believe in that misinformation. Positive Health Lincolnshire believes strongly in the re-education of people, especially our younger generations and reversing that disservice.
To try and reduce the impact of a late diagnosis of HIV, where a person could be in very poor health, Positive Health Lincolnshire offer HIV testing from their premises at 25 Newland Lincoln on the first Monday of every month from 12.00 to 8.00 pm. The tests are provided in a confidential, comfortable and relaxed environment, are free and give an instant result. Sexual Health information, advice and resources are also available for anyone wishing to call in during those times.