Australian condom manufacturer GLYDE Health has donated $10,000 to the NSW Red Ribbon Appeal and has signed on as a principal supporter.

Organised by ACON and the AIDS Trust of Australia, the NSW appeal raises vital funds to fight HIV/AIDS and to help people with HIV. It takes place every year in the lead-up to and on World AIDS Day on December 1.

In addition to the donation, the company will supply their special Red Ribbon condoms to be given away at ACON’s various World AIDS Day events.

ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said the partnership with GLYDE Health provides a valuable opportunity for both organisations to increase the effectiveness of their health promotion activities and to help improve services for people with HIV.

“World AIDS Day and the Red Ribbon Appeal are our two biggest opportunities throughout the year to raise awareness about HIV prevention, reduce HIV discrimination and raise money to help people with HIV,” Parkhill said.

“This new partnership with GLYDE Health is a natural alliance and we’re extremely grateful for the generous support we’re receiving from them for this year’s Appeal.

“We now hope that GLYDE Health’s goodwill will encourage other organisations and businesses to also offer their support.”
GLYDE Health CEO Clive Woodworth said his company is proud to be involved with the Appeal.

“Ultimately, our two organisations are all about helping people look after their health and wellbeing,” Woodworth said.

“Coming on board as a principal supporter of the Red Ribbon Appeal is another way for us to realise that goal by helping spread the safe-sex message and by contributing funds for essential services for people with HIV.

“We’re very proud to be supporting such a worthwhile cause and look forward to helping ACON raise the funds and awareness they need to help keep our community as healthy as possible.”

info: Donations to the Red Ribbon Appeal can be made by visiting www.redribbonday.org.au

ACON is also seeking volunteers to sell ribbons on World AIDS Day or to place a Red Ribbon merchandise box in their workplace or business in the lead-up to World AIDS Day. For more information visit www.redribbonday.org.au

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