Symbolic red ribbons are being tied on the British Airways’ giant Concorde model in London as a show of support for world AIDS awareness.
The 80-foot model in front of the main tunnel into Heathrow Airport will display a giant ribbon for World AIDS Day on Wednesday, December 1.
The ribbon at Heathrow is just one of a number of AIDS awareness initiatives by Hillingdon Council, which covers much of the region.
Hillingdon Council’s Health Promotion Service’s has arranged a series of events to raise awareness for World Aids Day.
Children from about 15 local schools are being asked to write a message of hope for children of the world affected by HIV. These messages will be placed with balloons which will be released by schoolchildren on Wednesday to help spread the message about AIDS.
Hillingdon Health Promotion advisor Paul Donnelly said: “We are delighted that British Airways has agreed to play such a significant part in our campaign to raise AIDS awareness.”
The Concorde red ribbon project is part of British Airways’ Good Neighbour corporate policy, designed to promote its involvement within the local community.