As part of LGBT history month, the University of Sussex Conservative Society held a cake on 22 February in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT).

The Terrence Higgins Trust was one of the first charities set up in response to the HIV epidemic, in order to maximise sexual health awareness and support people living with HIV/AIDs.

It is currently the country’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, providing services to over 50,000 people each year.

The group works across the whole country, and aims to empower people living with the disease, minimise the spread of HIV through awareness and education, and influence government policy.

A number of Conservative Society members baked lots of homemade treats, including cakes and cookies, and lots of volunteers braved a freezing library square to sell them. In just a few hours the society managed to raise over £60.

Dan Campbell, Vice President of the University of Sussex Conservative Society said: “It was really good to do something for such a great cause and fantastic for the Conservative Society to be involved in LGBT History Month. Thank you to all those who bought cake and helped us raise funds to aid THT in continuing their fantastic work.”

Jess Bayliss, the LGBTQ Student’s Representative Officer said: “The cakes were really yummy, and it’s great to see other societies getting involved in LGBT history month. I know the Terrence Higgins Trust will be really grateful, particularly as it is a political group showing their support for the LGBTQ community.”

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