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Awards & Fashion Shows – Moving forward to World Aids Day !

Hi all,

Sorry it has been a while since we updated our blog ! Such a busy few weeks since our last update and it is hard to believe that we are only about 8 weeks away from Christmas ! We had an amazing open day with the official presentation of our Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at the end of September, an amazing achievement ! Some of the news articles here;

http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/royal-recognition-for-hiv-support-work-1-7632539

The Queen recognises HIV voluntary support group

http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/stalbans/14786863.Charity_receives_highest_award_from_Queen/?ref=twtrec

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/14786863.Charity_receives_highest_award_from_Queen/

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We are extremely pleased to have received this award, which is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary organisations in the UK and the highest award an organisation can achieve! More information on the Queen’s Award can be found here; https://www.gov.uk/queens-award-for-voluntary-service/overview

During October another fashion show was held by the lovely people at Chloe James Lifestyle for our benefit. The event too place on the 13th October at the Cote Brasserie in St Albans High Street, and raised over £1000 for us, a truly impressive amount! Big thanks to all who attended the evening. We are very grateful for the continued support from Chloe James who have organised and held many of these events for us. Now that Christmas is looming take a look around their store at 12 the High Street St Albans. It is packed with lovely gifts, clothes, jewellery and gorgeous things for your home too. Take a look !  http://chloejameslifestyle.co.uk/

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Moving on to World Aids Day (01 December)we will be holding another of our “Busking Days” on Saturday 03 December at the Clock Tower in St Albans. A free event for all, do come along to find out more about our work and enjoy the talents of the numerous local musicians who will be donating their time on the day. The event is scheduled to start at 11am. Watch this space for details of those to perform on the day, always a very popular event !

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We will also be holding a mini display of the “Stand Tall” photographic exhibition featuring pictures of individuals living with HIV along with a short description of their journey since diagnosis. The event will be in Luton on 30th November 2 to 4pm at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts 3 St Mary’s Road Luton LU1 3JA and is part of a day of celebrations, raising awareness of HIV in the community.

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We are immensely grateful as ever for all the support we have received again this year, without your kind assistance we cannot do what we do for some of the most vulnerable in our society so a huge thank you to you too.

Keep watching this space !

The Crescent Team

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More events coming up this month and next as we move towards World Aids Day

Dear all,

Apologies for the delay in updating the blog, things have been very busy of late. We have a number of exciting events coming up in the next few months.

First is a charity cake baking competition with the wonderful Bakehouse St Albans as part of the Harpenden and St Albans Food festival this month. Are you the next budding amateur baker in the district? Think you bake the chocolatiest chocolate cake in the city? The best biscuits in town? If so, why not enter for your chance to be one of 20 bakers competing each day.

See the Bakehouse website for more details and an application form http://www.localbakehouse.co.uk/bakeoff/4590388035 Each day from the 27th of September a charity will be the nominated recipient of funds raised at the event as cakes submitted will be sold after the judging process with proceeds going to the charity of the day. We will be taking part on the 29th of September so grab that self raising flour and whisk up a marvel for us if you can !

On the 14th of October there will be another fashion show with the fabulous Chloe James Lifestyle store at the Cote Brasserie in the High Street in St Albans from 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale shortly from Chloe James store at 12 The High Street 01727 843431 http://chloejameslifestyle.co.uk/ or email enquiries@chloejameslifestyle.co.uk Always a very popular event !

On the 5th of December we will be having another busking day and awareness event for World Aids Day. This will be at the clock tower in St Albans High Street as before, A free event for all. A full running list of performers will follow shortly but do make time to come along on the day if you can. More details will be published as we finalise the running order but we expect that the event will run from 11am to around 4pm. If you would like to help out on the day with collections or information distribution please do let us know on 01727 842532 or email info@thecrescent.org.uk.

We are also pleased to see that Barnet Council are now offering a postal HIV testing service very similar to ours, it is a pity that Herts County Council won’t fund this here, and makes it all the more imperative that we raise funds to keep going. Please if you can come along to any of the events in the next few months we would be very grateful. Without your support and generosity we cannot do what we do!

As ever thanks for your support

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.

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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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