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Listen to our member Blessing talking on BBC 3 Counties about HIV and her story

Hi all,

We were very fortunate to be allowed to appear on the Nesta McGregor show last night on BBC 3 Counties radio with our member, Blessing.

Blessing was very brave talking about her story, how people reacted to her diagnosis, how she felt about her daughter being diagnosed at the same time, plus how the Crescent helped her and her family cope with this.

You can listen again here, we are on from 1hr44mins and 38secs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022bvr5

Help us keep helping those like Blessing, come along to our next Quiz night fundraiser on 08 August or visit our website http://www.thecrescent.org.uk to donate and see how you can help us further.

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

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Photos from the Fantastic Busking Event in St Albans last month raising funds for the Crescent

Hi all,

Please see below for some more photographs taken at our busking day fundraiser last month. Thanks to Andy Brain, http://www.andybrain.co.uk for taking these great pics, and allowing us to share them with you too. The day went really well, despite the weather, and we hope that our next busking event later this year will be as good, if not even better (if that is possible!!) Keep watching this space! Big thanks to Denise Parsons from Trestle Arts Base for organising the event, and also of course to all the hugely talented acts that took part too.

We should also thank again The Boot, St Albans, for providing food and drink on the day and for organising a raffle for us too as well as taking collecting tins. Big thanks to the Meating Room St Albans for providing free mini burgers, also to Lush St Albans for also handing out freebies on the day. Empire Records St Albans also lent a hand advertising the event, and also taking collecting tins for us as well for which we are very grateful.

Not forgetting of course all our amazing volunteers who did such a marvellous job collecting donations from the general public, and also handed out info packs and free condoms to passers by too.

All in all it was a very successful day and we are looking forward to holding another busking day very soon, now that the weather has improved!

Thanks as ever for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

Tom Craven 2 Tom Craven 1

Steve Dagleish 2 Steve Dagleish 1

Starseedz 1 Starseedz 2

Nick Stephenson 2 David Hoare

Denise Parsons Emma McGrath & Alfie Nikitas

Emma McGrath & Alfie Nikitas Neil Stanton 2

Neil Stanton 1 Nick Stephenson 1

David Hoare Volunteer 3

Volunteer 2 Volunteer 1

Alison Raymond Alison Raymond

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Quiz Night 08 August Hosted by our Patron CJ de Mooi

Hi All,

More details on our quiz night in August to be hosted and constructed by our Patron CJ de Mooi. This was a very popular event last year so reserve your tickets now by emailing the Crescent info@thecrescent.org.uk or calling 01727 842532. If calling out of hours please do leave a contact number or email.

Many thanks for your ongoing support, the event will take place at Homewood Road Church Hall, Homewood Road St Albans AL1 4BH from 19.30 Tickets £6 each or £22 for a team of 4, reserve yours now to avoid disappointment !

The Crescent Team

Crescent Quiz Poster 08 Aug 14

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By Popular Demand, Another Quiz Night With CJ de Mooi 08 August 2014 19.30

Hi all,

We are pleased to announce that following numerous requests from previous attendees, we will be holding another quiz night, hosted by our lovely Patron CJ de Mooi, at Homewood Road Church Hall, Homewood Road, St Albans, AL1 4BH on 08 August from 19.30. Tickets are now available to reserve by emailing info@thecrescent.org.uk or by calling 01727 842532 (answerphone available out of hours, please leave a contact number when leaving a message)

Last years event was very popular and so we expect these to sell quickly, as before tckets will be £6 each or £22 for a team of four, £32 for a team of six.

Refreshments will be available on the night, with beer, wine and soft drinks, plus snack foods and sandwiches.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

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Chance to listen again to Hert 4 Counties Natalie B talking to us

Hi all,

Here is a chance to listen again to the interview from last month with Hert 4Counties Radio’s Natalie B talking to our Iain Murtagh about the Crescent, busking Day and a lot more, plus an interview with Denise from Trestle Arts talking about why they are helping the Crescent too

Thanks for your ongoing support

The Crescent Team

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Busking Event at the Clocktower A Resounding Success

Hi all,

The busking event on Saturday was a resounding success having raised a wonderful sum for us despite the awful weather and the house (gazebo) being brought down as a finale !!

Huge thanks to the Trestle Arts Base and Denise Parsons for all her hard work getting the event going and also to all the talented musicians who so kindly gave their time and skill to make the event the success it was! We distributed lots of information and red ribbons too, rasing awareness of HIV in the City and beyond.

Here is a link to the latest news article, more photos to come of the day itself !

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/11237580.Volunteers_dig_deep_to_revamp_garden_for_St_Albans_HIV_charity/?ref=mr

Thanks as ever for your ongoing support everyone,

The Crescent Team

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Busking Event Saturday 24th May at the Clock Tower St Albans High Street

Hi All,

Things are going extremely well with lots of interest in the busking event this coming weekend. The event starts at 10.30 on Saturday morning (24th) and we have a simply marvellous line up so it promises to be a fun day. It is completely free (although we will have collecting buckets for any loose change !!) so please do pop down to see us !

Details of the event are in the attached poster. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank, Trestle Arts Base Trestle.org.uk Empire Records http://www.Empiresstalbans.com , The Boot http://www.thebootstalbans.com/ Lush St Albans https://www.facebook.com/lushstalbans ChloeJamesLifestyle http://www.ChloeJamesLifestyle.co.uk http://www.Mydoggywalks.com http://www.Horseshoepark.co.uk and http://www.Actnowperformingartsschool.co.uk for their kind help and support.

Busking Event Poster 24th May 2014

So very grateful to see St Albans people coming together to support us, we are very thankful indeed, it is going to be a great day dont miss it!

Of course the following week (30th) we have the “Roman Holiday” event at the Old Town Hall St Albans hosted by our Mayor of St Albans City and District, Annie Brewster, more on this shortly! Please see our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/crescent.albans or twitter account @crescentsupport for up to date information on these events and more..

Of course if you can’t make the day you can still support us by visiting http://www.thecrescent.org.uk/index.php/donate/

Coming next another quiz night with our marvellous Patron CJ de Mooi. More on this shortly, keep watching this space for updates…

Thanks for your support as ever,

The Crescent Team

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The Crescent Summer Newsletter

Hi all,

Please see our latest newsletter with info on all activities and forthcoming events !

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

The Crescent Newsletter Summer 2014

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Busking Event Raising Funds for The Crescent 24th May St Albans Clock Tower

Hi all,

Please see the poster below for details of the Busking event to take place on Saturday 24th May from 10.30 at St Albans Clock Tower, High Street St Albans AL3 4EL along with a street collection raising funds to “SavetheCrescent”

Busking Event Poster 24th May 2014

Please do come along and show your support, there will be a huge number of local musicians on the day all providing great performances for your entertainment. If you are a local (or indeed one from further afield) musician and you would like to particpate please do get in touch as the day will be an open mike show.

Everyone welcome of course!

Thanks again for your support,

The Crescent Team

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Wonderful Local Support “Saves the Crescent” St Albans Review

Hi All,

Another great article in the St Albans Review today describing all the wonderful support from local people and businesses recently that has helped keep us going and helping so many.

We are truly very grateful for all the help and support shown by so many kind people lately! Please help us repay their faith in us and spread the word about our forthcoming fundraising events on 24th and 30th of May so that we can keep on helping those in need of support across Hertfordshire and beyond.

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/11187124.Crescent_charity_saved_from_closure_by__outstanding__support/?ref=var_0

Thanks again for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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