A HIV charity is set to close its doors after operating in Hampshire for 28 years.
Groundswell, which was formed as a Christian response to the AIDS epidemic in the 1990s, is shutting down due to reduced demand for people to have HIV services and a lack of funding.
The decision was made over the summer and the Southampton-based charity is to officially close on Wednesday, November 30.
Dr Kate Forbes, chair of trustees, said: ‘We regret that it has been necessary to close the charity, but we do so with a sense of thankfulness that Groundswell has been faithful over nearly 30 years in serving people living with HIV in Hampshire.
Jan Wallis, client services manager added: ‘We know we could not have persisted as a charity with such longevity without the generous support of many.’
The charity’s board of trustees expressed their thanks to all those who have supported the charity.
There will be a celebration of its services at the centre on Saturday, November 12.