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WAD 2016 & Bunnings Sausage Sizzle and Cake Sale 2017

Hi All,

Sorry to have been so quiet, so much going on so little time to update our blog ! Where to begin ? Firstly to report that our World Aids Day events in Luton and our busking event in St Albans City went very well indeed. We displayed the Stand Tall Get Snapped project again in December 2016 for WAD in conjunction with the Luton NHS and third sector services at the Carnival Arts Centre. The exhibition was again well received by all who attended and our regular busking event in St Albans City Centre on 03 December raised over £2000! An amazing result indeed and we are truly grateful to all those who took part, performed and held collecting buckets for us on the day and of course immense thanks to those wonderfully generous individuals who made donations as ever!

For the Christmas period we had a Christmas tree outside our building throughout the season, loaded with condoms and info packs for people to take as they passed the building day or night. This seems to have been universally popular and so we will do the same again next year for sure.

Moving onto 2017 we were pleased to have been chosen by Bunnings (the new Australian owners of Homebase) be part of the launch of the first UK Bunnings stores. The two former Homebase stores in St Albans are the first stores to reopen as Bunnings. The company have a great interest in supporting the community and working with charities and groups to help them achieve their objectives. So far Bunnings have helped us enormously by redecorating our therapy, counselling and treatment room and supplying equipment to help us with our work.

On the 18th of February as part of the ongoing celebrations we will be hosting the “SausageSizzle” and cake sale at the branch in Griffiths Way St Albans AL1 2RJ from 9am to 4pm. All proceeds from the sale will come to us so please do come along, buy a sausage from the BBQ or a cake from the stall and help us keep helping those in the community, and check out the great deals at the UK’s newest home improvement and DIY store too!

Also from the 15 to 17th February we will be hosting another exhibition of the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project in the main reception area of  the Luton Campus of Bedfordshire University, keep watching this space as more events are coming up and thanks as ever for your support, we really do appreciate it !

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Another Fashion Show With Chloe James At The Cote Brasserie St Albans

We are very pleased to announce that there will be another fashion show on 02 October, starting at 7.30 at the Cote Brasserie High Street St Albans.

http://www.cote-restaurants.co.uk/Cote_Restaurant_St_Albans.html

This event is being organised by our good friends at the ChloeJames Lifestyle store at 12 the High Street St Albans. Tickets are available now at £15 but will go quickly as the last event in April sold out in a very short time, call the store on 01727 843431 / info@chloejameslifestyle.co.uk

It promises to be a fun night with lots of great fashion and lifestyle items to see and also to purchase as we believe the store will be open on the night for you to buy items that grab you!

There are a wealth of things to see on their website and online shop too, (with more in store) http://www.chloejameslifestyle.co.uk fashion, interiors, gifts, jewellery, so much more!

Come along for a fun night and raise funds for us at the same time!

Chloe James

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

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The Mayor of St Albans City and District, Annie Brewster, Invites You to a Roman Holiday Extravaganza !!

Hi All,

Preparations are well underway for the Roman Holiday Extravaganza hosted by the wonderful Annie Brewster, Mayor of St Albans City and District, at the Old Town Hall, Market Place, St Peters Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ, on Friday 30th May from 7.30 pm.

With live music from Ricky Lopez and Elvis Shmelvis and fantastic food provided by L’italiana of French Row St Albans, a welcome drink on arrival and wine beer and soft drinks available throughout the night, and the chance of a souvenir photograph to record the event. Dress code suggestions are 50’s glamour, filmstar / stylish dress so dress to impress and dance the night away whilst also raising funds for the Crescent too.

This promises to be an event to remember, there may even be a suprise appaearance by a famous name or two, so the night promises to be one not to miss.

The event also celebrates the St Albans Film Festival, which is running from 01 May to 04 May 2014 details of which you can find here; http://www.stalbansfilmfestival.com/

After a really fantastic first festival, we are returning bigger and better in 2014.

We invite filmmakers of all ages from across the globe to submit their films. The best will be selected for screening in some of the most unique venues around the city of St Albans, UK.

The St Albans Film Festival is an annual event for both locals and visitors to enjoy and take part in.

Filmmakers both local and from across the globe will showcase their talent and receive recognition in the form of festival selection and the opportunity to win awards and cash prizes. Film-lovers will have a chance to see some unique and fantastic films and to celebrate the superb filmmaking history of St Albans.

What to expect: Film Premieres – Workshops – Talks from respected names in film – Networking Events – Entertainment – Family Screenings – Over 18 screenings …and lots more.

Tickets for the Roman Holiday Event will be on sale shortly online via eventbrite, and also in person from the Tourist Information Centre at the Old Town Hall, and of course from the Crescent on 01727 842532 more details including an event poster will be available here shortly.

The Crescent Roman Holiday Event Flyer 30th May

More to follow very soon, keep watching this space,

Thank you as ever for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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More coverage in the Daily Mail, St Albans Review, Hertfordshire Mercury and more..

Hi all,

Here are some links to the latest articles featuring the Crescent and our member Rachel in the local and national press following the appearance in the Sunday People and ITV’s This Morning programme.

More to come as we have requests for interviews from news teams across the UK and as far away as Australia too.. Keep watching this space for more news coverage..

Hertfordshire Mercury articles here

http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/News/Hertfordshire-HIV-charity-The-Crescent-in-fundraising-battle-20140322101350.htm

http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Health/Hertfordshire-woman-with-HIV-who-appeared-on-This-Morning-speaks-about-the-condition-20140321095713.htm

St Albans Review article here

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/11075903.Woman_who_thought_only_Africans_could_get_HIV_blames__lack_of_education_/

Daily Mail article here

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2582282/The-terrible-legacy-one-mothers-search-mid-life-love-Newly-single-39-Rachel-went-online-dating-What-happened-terrify-woman-tempted-same.html

Keep watching there is more to come..

Thanks for your support as ever

The Crescent Team

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St Saviours Concert Update

Dear all,

A huge thank you to all those who came along to our fundraiser on Friday night at St Saviours. Thanks to your generosity we raised a marvellous sum, and with more still coming in! We are simply amazed by the wonderfully kind and warm spirited people who made the evening a huge success.

Warm thanks also to St Saviours who donated the venue, and to the Hertfordshire Chamber Ensemble for once again this year putting on such a fabulous show and to our own volunteers who put on a fantastic range of refreshments too.

Keep watching this space for more exciting news coming soon in the New Year, thank you for your support, and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a warm, safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

The Crescent Team

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West Herts Drivetime Today at 5.30 pm

Hi All,

Tune into 92.6fm today to hear our wonderful patron Cj de Mooi talking about our fundraiser tomorrow at Homewood Road Church St Albans at 7.30 and why he is supporting the savethecrescent campaign.

Look forward to seeing you there tomorrow if you can make it,

Thanks for your support as ever,

The Crescent Team

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Benefit Concert Programme 22nd Feb 2013

Hi all,

Thanks for all the enquiries about the evening, please see the programme below for details of the benefit concert on 22nd Feb at St Saviours, Sandpit Lane from 8pm. Hope to see you all there, thanks to all those who have worked so hard to make this happen for us and donated everything, absolutely outstanding generosity!

More to come, keep watching this space !

Thank again,

The Crescent Team

CB1008 The Crescent Charity Concert Programme FOR WEB

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