A Heartfelt Message Regarding the Passing of Kevin Burgess

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that I share the news of Kevin Burgess’s passing. Kevin, a cherished member of our community, left an indelible mark on Sahir and the lives of many.

Kevin’s commitment to advocacy for the needs and rights of local people living with HIV was remarkable. As a long-standing and respected member of our community, he was at the forefront of activism –  demonstrating unwavering dedication to making a positive difference.

We mourn the loss of not only a friend but also a leader. Kevin previously served with pride as the Chair of our Trustees, spearheading the development of services that continue to benefit countless individuals today. His legacy is woven into the fabric of Sahir, and he will be sorely missed. Kevin was one of our longest serving volunteers, particularly supporting our training service, supporting students and professionals in learning and gaining an understanding of HIV.

During this difficult time, our thoughts are with Kevin’s family and friends. We understand the profound impact his absence will have on our community, and we share in the grief that accompanies his departure.

We will keep you informed about funeral arrangements as soon as this information becomes available. In the meantime, let us come together to remember and celebrate the life of Kevin.

With deepest condolences,

Ant Hopkinson
CEO, Sahir House