Terrence Higgins Trust

The organisation behind the Terrence Higgins Trust Bridge to 2030 Garden at RHS Chelsea 2024, explain their mission and aims

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terry Higgins was the first named person to die of an AIDS-related illness in the UK on 4 July, 1982. Terrence Higgins Trust was set up by his partner and their close friend to raise awareness and save lives.
See the Terrence Higgins Trust Bridge to 2030 Garden

For more than 40 years Terrence Higgins Trust has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV. Today, it is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity providing testing, prevention and support services across the country. The charity also campaigns for change to positively impact people living with HIV and those impacted by poor sexual health.


A future where there are no new cases of HIV, where people living with HIV get the support they need, and there is good sexual health for all.


  • End new HIV cases by 2030
  • Be here until the last person living with HIV needs us
  • Make sexual and reproductive health the priority it deserves to be

The garden

The Terrence Higgins Trust Bridge to 2030 Garden tells a story of resilience, community and love. Its focus is a future post-2030 with no new HIV cases, where people living with HIV live well and good sexual health is a reality for everyone.

It is a garden filled with stories, with different paths representing life experiences of those touched by and lost to HIV. The iconic ‘Monolith’ of the 1980s Government ads – when AIDS was engraved on a falling tombstone with a slate quarry – casts a shadow today.

This is an exciting and historic time. We are now setting our eyes on our biggest and most ambitious goal yet. Ending new HIV cases by 2030 is within our reach.

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