July & August Sausage Sizzles with Bunnings Griffiths Way St Albans

The two “Sausage Sizzles” this month raised over £500 for essential services !

Our next “Sausage Sizzles” are on 07 July, then we have more on 04 & 05 August, and 18 & 19 August too, more dates to follow of course…

We hope to see you at one or more !

Thanks as ever for your continued support, and to our good friends at Bunnings too.

The Crescent Team

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Fundraiser – Butterflies Are Free – By Leonard Gershe, 13 September 2018 7.30pm

Butterflies Are Free by Leonard Gershe – Charity Performance 13 September 2018 at the Abbey Theatre 7.30pm Tickets £15

A charity performance in aid of the Crescent will be held on 13 September 2018 from 7.30 at the Abbey Theatre of Butterflies are Free, a play by Leonard Gershe

“Don Baker, hero of his mother’s children’s book series “Donnie Dark” has been blind from birth. He moves to Manhattan to pursue his ambitions of being a songwriter, and he finds himself living next door to an extrovert actress, Jill – but when his mother comes to visit, she cannot help interfering, with hilarious and touching results”

Tickets are available from the Crescent at £15, (no booking or card fees) you can order by emailing info@thecrescent.org.uk or calling 01727 842532. You can also order and pay for tickets in person at our office, 19 Russell Avenue AL3 5ES during opening hours.

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New Funding for Counselling Services

Hi all,

Apologies for not updating our blog recently, be assured we are busy working in the background to ensure those living or affected by HIV get the support they need.

We are very pleased to announce that we have received generous support from both the Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF) and the Make A Difference Trust (MAD) to fund our afternoon and evening counselling services for those living with, affected by, or at risk of acquiring HIV.

The service was officially launched by our Patron, Alex Mayer MEP on Friday in time for World Health Day, a link to the coverage is here http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/16151356.new-hiv-support-group-at-the-crescent-st-albans/

We are now  in our 30th year supporting the community and are thrilled  to have received this support from both MAD and HCF, it will make an immeasurable difference to those accessing services at the Crescent.

There will be more to follow, dates for our next music event, a concert, a street collection and also our regular “Sizzles” with our wonderful friends at “Bunnings” will follow shortly.

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

 

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The Crescent is Podcasting on Radio Verulam with Rob Pearman on Local Life

Hi all,

Last month Rob Pearman interviewed our Project Manager, Iain Murtagh for his weekly programme, Local Life, on Radio Verulam.

A podcast of the interview is now available, just click here http://www.radioverulam.com/podcast-list/ and then scroll down to select the file for the Crescent to listen to the entire interview about the Crescent, our history and services plus why Iain got involved with the Crescent over 25 years ago.

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

 

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World AIDS Day Events Last Weekend & a New Patron !

Dear All,

A fantastic weekend of events, On Friday we managed to get a huge number of commuters to take Red Ribbons to commemorate World Aids Day, also we collected a very substantial sum from those very kind folk during the day. We were honoured to be joined by our new Patron, Alex Mayer MEP who helped collect and distribute ribbons with us in the afternoon.

An article in the Herts Advertiser about our new Patron and our World AIDS day events here http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st-albans-hiv-charity-the-crescent-holds-events-for-world-aids-day-1-5302214

Our Busking Day on Saturday was similarly successful, we had many interesting conversations about HIV and the current issues and raised much awareness with over 1000 ribbons distributed on that day alone.

On Sunday our Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings was similarly busy, so much so that we will be back again on 17th December for another Sizzle at Bunnings in Griffiths Way !

A huge thank you to all who helped with the events, performed at the busking day and distributed ribbons. Most importantly thank you to all those who took a ribbon, donated and those who stopped to find out more about HIV and the Crescent’s work

We simply cannot do what we do without you !

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

 

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World AIDS Day 2017

Hi all,

World AIDS Day is almost upon us! This Friday is also our 29th Anniversary and to mark the day we will be holding an awareness event at St Albans City Station where we hope to be joined by a special guest for the evening rush hour. Then on Saturday we are holding another of our famous “Busking days” more info on this can be found on our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/511352439225154/ including a running order for the many performers again this year including our good friends Starseedz, Li Li and Tom Craven to name but three ! The event starts at 11am at the Clock Tower, Market Place, St Albans. Then on Sunday we have another “SausageSizzle” at our lovely friends at Bunnings in Griffiths Way StAlbans from 10.30 am.

We hope to see you there, without your support we cannot do what we do. Help us celebrate our anniversary as we move into our 30th year supporting those living with, or affected by HIV in our community.

Thanks as ever

The Crescent Team

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Vote for the Crescent as you shop!

Hi all,

The Crescent has signed up to my favourite voucher codes!

My Favourite Voucher Codes is a discount code company, who offer online shoppers the chance to save money on high street brands such as Argos and Debenhams. Each month the company donate 20% of their profits to charity; choosing three charities in one area of the UK each month – and the Crescent will be one of three nominated charities for October.

All you need to do to vote is simply visit the My Favourite Voucher Codes homepage and you will find the charity poll on the right hand side (or at the bottom on mobile devices). Voting is completely free and there is no need to sign up – simply click on The Cresent to cast your vote! If you do use any of the vouchers on offer however, then you can help add to the donation, as each voucher used contributes to the final amount.

Either way The Crescent wins, and you don’t need to do anything to vote other than visit My Favourite Voucher Codes to vote for free, so get clicking on that mouse and swiping on your tablet or phone to help the Crescent keep helping others. The Crescent has signed up to my favourite voucher codes!

Please Vote Now, Click Here !

Thanks as ever for your support, please share this as far and wide as you can,

The Crescent Team

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