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Nesta McGregor Show last night BBC 3 Counties re Nigel Farage

Dear all

Last night we were invited to talk on the Nesta McGregor show on BBC3 Counties radio talking about HIV Stigma and why the comments made by Nigel Farage about HIV, banning immigrants living with HIV from the country were so unhelpful and unwanted.

You can listen again here we are on from 1hr.47 mins into the broadcast

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02820k6

The Crescent Team

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A great review of the Chloe James Fashion Show Fundraiser

Hi All,

A great review of the Chloe James Charity Fashion show here http://stateofadress.com/chloe-james-catwalk-show/ ! The night went so very well and raised an amazing £1500 to which the lovely Annie Brewster our former Mayor added an additional £1000 which is simply fantastic!

We are so very grateful to all those who took part, bought a raffle ticket, to the lovely ladies at Chloe James Lifestyle who worked so hard to put this together for us and of course to Annie Brewster who not only modelled on the night but also contributed such a generous amount to the total too.

St Albans people we salute you and on behalf of all those we support, Thank you !!

More events coming up shortly including a concert, another Busking Day on 06 December, plus a simply wonderful World Aids Day exhibition of the ground breaking Stand Tall Get Snapped photography exhibition at St Albans Cathedral for two weeks from the 24th November to 05 December, a stall in the Christmas Market, street collections in December and more, keep watching this space for more news coming soon !!

Thanks again for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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More Great News For the Crescent Dragons Apprentice 2015

Dear all,

We are very pleased to announce that we are taking part in the Dragons Apprentice scheme organised by the Centre for Voluntary Services in St Albans, and have been partnered with a team of apprentices from St Columbas College in St Albans, their Dragon mentor will be from St Albans Solicitors Brethertons Law.

The aim of the scheme is that the apprentices take a seed capital of £100 and turn this into £1000 or more for their partnered charity through organising a series of events or investing in or selling items to achieve their goal. It aims to teach students business skills and promote effective teamwork. They will be competing with teams from other schools in the area to reach their goal and there will be an awards ceremony at the University of Hertfordshire in March 2015 where the teams will present their achievements and a winner selected based on a number of criteria.

More on this great project here http://www.dragonsapprenticechallenge.com/

We are absolutely delighted to be involved and are very much looking forward to working with the students and their allocated business “Dragon” from Breverton Law solicitors.

The Crescent Team

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Listen in this Sunday we will be on BBC 3 Counties from 9.30pm with Chloe James Lifestyle

Dear all,

As previously mentioned we will be on BBC3 Counties this Sunday talking about HIV, Fundraising and of course our forthcoming fashion show being held at the Cote Brasserie High Street St Albans from 7pm This Thursday 02 October. This wonderful event sold out last time so get your tickets quickly from the Chloe James store on 01727843431 or enquiries@chloejameslifestyle.co.uk.

There will also be a raffle with some very lovely prizes so even if you cannot make the night itself you could still buy a raffle ticket to bag yourself a very lovely prize !! We will post a link to listen again after the interview of course.

Chloe James

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Huge thanks to the lovely ladies at Chloe James who have raised so much for local charities with these events, we are very lucky to have been chosen as the recipient of the funds raised for the second time this year. We know how much time and effort has to go into such things, and are very grateful indeed for the hard work expended on our behalf. Big thanks also to the Cote Brasserie for hosting this event for the second time this year.

Hope to see you there,

The Crescent Team

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Our Open Day 21st September – A Great Success !

Dear all,

Our open day last weekend was a really great event filled with good music, lots and lots of lovely homemade goodies, and a great crowd of people. We Were especially honoured to have the Mayor of St Albans City and District Councillor Geoff Haines attend, along with his Mayoress Moira, as well as the Bishop of St Albans, and the Sub Dean of the Abbey Church and Cathedral of St Alban too.

We must say big thanks to Denise Parsons for organising the bands, and of course to the musicians themselves, Tom Craven, Emma McGrath, Steve Dagleish, Neil Stanton and the lovely Starseedz who all donated their time and great skills to ensure the crowd was well entertained. You may see many of these acts again at our forthcoming Busking day in December so keep watching this space for more details on that.

We would also like to thank Emma’s Mum, Kate, our very own Fran and Sarah, for their hard work baking all the tasty treats on offer, and to our volunteers for helping put the day together, and for clearing up afterwards ! Thanks also to all you lovely people who came along, enjoyed cake and the music and found out more about the Crescent and our work. We also raised an amazing £500 on the day with more donations coming in as we type !

Further thanks to Radio Verulam and Lee Evans for the many photographs and interviews with staff and supporters which took place on the day too. A link to some of the many wonderful pictures and a video of our very supportive Mayor can be found here http://www.leeevansvideo.co.uk/first-joint-news-and-filming-event-goes-well-at-the-crescent-st-albans/

We have many events planned for the rest of 2014 including a concert and a busking day, plus a Christmas market cabin by the Cathedral and a huge event is planned for World Aids Day with a high profile exhibition at the Cathedral during November and December… keep watching this space !

Next week (Thursday 02 October from 7pm) we have our fashion show with Chloe James Lifestyle at the Cote Brasserie which is almost sold out, but even if it is, or you cannot make the date, there is a raffle with some simply marvellous prizes some worth £100’s so you could always buy a ticket or two ! Call Donna or Maria at Chloe James on 01727 843431, email enquiries@chloejameslifestyle.co.uk or call into the store at 12 High Street St Albans.

Thanks again for your support

The Crescent Team

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Listen again to us on Radio Verulam 92.6 Richard Edwards Show

Hi all,

You can listen again to us on this morning’s show with Richard Edwards and Denise Parsons talking about HIV, fundraising and our forthcoming events.

link to listen again here from 10 minutes in after “love train” http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/station/archives/10

Thanks again for your support, hope to see you on Sunday 21st September from 2pm at our open day!

The Crescent Team

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Radio Verulam Outspoken with Angela Clarke

You can listen again to tonight’s show where we talk about HIV, funding and why we need your help on the listen again service for Radio Verulam’s Outspoken Show with Angela Clarke on the link below

http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/station/archives/9068

Just cut and paste the link into your browser if the link doesn’t work directly by clicking on it, we are on at the top of the programme directly after the news 10 mins and 28 seconds into the recording.

Thanks again for your support

The Crescent Team

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