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Hertfordshire County Councillors and St Albans City And District Council Help The Crescent

Please see the latest article in the Hertfordshire Advertiser talking about the kind assistance from our local County Councillor, Chris White, and also his colleagues from across the County, who have once again this year helped us by awarding sums of money from their locality to budgets to allow us to continue our work. We also have once again this year been awarded a grant from the community fund from St Albans City and District Council to help us with running our social groups and lunch events.

We are very pleased indeed to receive this support both from the City Council, and also from so many County Councillors who clearly recognise the value of our services to the community across the County. It is a grave pity that the County Council still refuses to acknowledge that we deserve some funding for the work we do and that nearly five years on we are still managing to provide the much needed support for people living with HIV in the County.

http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/cash_lifelines_for_struggling_st_albans_charity_1_3736556

Thanks as ever for your continued support and hope to see you at our open day on 21st September from 2 to 6pm

The Crescent Team

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Open Day and Garden Party Sunday 21September 2014 from 2 to 6PM

Our next event will be an open day and garden party at The Crescent, 19 Russell Avenue, St Albans, AL3 5ES on Sunday 21st September 2014 from 2 until 6pm all welcome!! Do come along to meet staff, members and supporters, enjoy some light refreshments and be entertained by some of the live acts from our May Busking event who will be performing on the day. You can find out more about the Crescent and our work too.

Hope to see you there, please see this flyer for details

 Open Day 2014 Flyer

Thanks for your continued support!

The Crescent Team

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Listen to us again on Radio Verulam on the RV Out and About Show

Hi all,

We were on radio Verulam last Friday on the Out and About show talking about the Crescent and our forthcoming quiz night this Friday. You can listen by following this link, http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/node/11655 We are on from 6 mins and 42 seconds.

Thanks again for your support,

The Crescent Team

Crescent Quiz Poster 08 Aug 14

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Listen Again BBC 3 Counties Interview With Nick Coffer Today

Hi all,

We were on BBC3 Counties Radio this afternoon on the Nick Coffer show talking about HIV and fundraising along with our member Blessing talking about her time in Zimbabwe and her time here since diagnosis and how the Crescent helped her cope with her diagnosis and that of her daughter, telling her family, talking about help with medication and side effects, emotional support and how her family have been supported through the journey from diagnosis to the present day.

We are on from 1hr and 17 minutes (1.16.22) through this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02329q8 We are so very proud of Blessing for being so open about such personal issues and coming forward to talk about it on radio.

The Crescent Team

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BBC 3 Counties today after 1pm Nick Coffer show

Hi all,

We will be on the Nick Coffer show this afternoon on BBC3 Counties 95.5 & 104.5FM talking about HIV and our forthcoming quiz night fundraiser. Tune in or listen online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecountiesradio.

We will publish a link to the listen again after the programme too.

Thanks for your continued support.

The Crescent TeamCrescent Quiz Poster 08 Aug 14

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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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