Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and GHT partner for auction
KIMPTON CLOCKTOWER HOTEL X GEORGE HOUSE TRUST PRESENT A UNIQUE CHARITY ONLINE AUCTION
Following the exclusive Quilts Exhibition which was launched on World Aids Day 2021 at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, George House Trust is auctioning off these displays to support people living with HIV, and challenge HIV stigma.
Launched on World AIDS Day 2021, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and charity partner George House Trust are currently displaying digital prints from the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt in memory of lives lost to the AIDS pandemic.
The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt is a precious artefact and a unique document of social history – last year also marked 40 years since the first report of HIV and AIDS. Each of the panel displayed at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel commemorates the lives lost to the AIDS pandemic during the 1980s and 90s. It is a public naming of loved ones lost, and a memorial for the many who died and went unnamed too. These quilts are part of an international movement that sought to raise awareness of the impact of the AIDS pandemic, to ensure that these lives would never be forgotten and are preserved by UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Partnership, a coalition of charities dedicated to raising awareness of the quilt, its importance in our history and to restore and conserve the quilt for generations to come.
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in partnership with George House Trust will be auctioning off all 37 of these framed digital prints as the exhibition is coming to an end on Sunday 27th February. All proceeds will go directly to George House Trust, to support their work inspiring people living with HIV to live healthy, confident lives.
Online bidding will start on Monday 7th February and end on Sunday 27th February.
Link to bid here: https://app.galabid.com/quilt-photo-auction/items Darren Knight, Chief Executive at George House Trust, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with Kimpton Clocktower Hotel to auction the prints of the quilts in Manchester. The stories told, the lives lost and the commitment to remembrance are poignant and important. As we reflect, it’s also vital that we look ahead with hope because HIV has changed since the time the quilts were lovingly made