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Listen to our member Blessing on BBC 3 Counties today

Hi all,

Listen to our member Blessing today on the BBC3 Counties programme “Shrink Wrapped” talking about her diagnosis and the subsequent diagnosis of her youngest daughter following the collapse of her marriage. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02c9w79 We are on from 34 mins, following the interview with Blessing we talk about late diagnosis and the need to get tested regularly to avoid passing on the virus and of course harming your own health.

Don’t forget our Stand Tall Get Snapped Exhibition is still open at the North Transept of St Albans Cathedral until 05 December and we will be in the St Albans Market tomorrow for World Aids Day plus a street collection throughout the City too. At the Christmas cabin you can enter a raffle to win a 40″ TV as well as a host of other amazing prizes too.

There is also a free live music event at the Clock Tower in St Albans on Saturday 06 December from 11 to 4pm featuring a host of live bands to raise funds for us too.

Hope to see you at one of the events, help us keep helping Blessing and her family as they continue to live with HIV

Thanks as ever for your amazing support

The Crescent Team

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Quiz Night 08 August Hosted by our Patron CJ de Mooi

Hi All,

More details on our quiz night in August to be hosted and constructed by our Patron CJ de Mooi. This was a very popular event last year so reserve your tickets now by emailing the Crescent info@thecrescent.org.uk or calling 01727 842532. If calling out of hours please do leave a contact number or email.

Many thanks for your ongoing support, the event will take place at Homewood Road Church Hall, Homewood Road St Albans AL1 4BH from 19.30 Tickets £6 each or £22 for a team of 4, reserve yours now to avoid disappointment !

The Crescent Team

Crescent Quiz Poster 08 Aug 14

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BBC Radio Humberside – Peter Levy Show From 12.30 – Update 10/04 Listen again

Hi All,

Our Rachel will be on the Peter Levy show on BBC Radio Humberside 95.9FM or 1485AM from 12.30 today 08/04/14, talking about her life with HIV. You can listen live online using BBC Iplayer here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_humberside

Update 10/04/14 – You can now listen again to the interview here for the next 5 days http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vgc1x

Thanks for your support as ever

The Crescent Team

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HIV Training Service Proving A Great Success !

Hi All,

Feedback from our training sessions today and last Friday shows that there is an ever present need for HIV educators to work with all sectors of the community to spread awareness, discuss the issue of stigma and encourage regular testing.

We had an excellent response from a training session at the University of East London last week, and our presentations to teams of Health Care professionals in Buckinghamshire last month, and again this week.

100% of attendees rated the courses delivered as excellent or good (at least 75% rated as excellent in all categories, such as meeting needs, relevance, content, and delivery)

Comments made during and after the events included;

“Excellent presentation, very informative” ”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course which added more to my knowledge of HIV/AIDS”

“Really interesting, I’m going to have a talk with my children”

“Thank you for the training, you have opened my eyes and dispelled some myths – it was brilliant”

“An excellent contribution on living with HIV and even better to hear from the 50+ generation too”

“We had a great session demystifying HIV with members of Crescent Support Group. A truly wonderful time spent”

“Good session, cleared some HIV myths and perceptions. HIV is not a death sentence and your social status does not protect you from it”
“The Crescent is really dispelling the myths of HIV”

We look forward to delivering more of our training with those organisations that have already contacted us, and are very willing to assist anyone looking for similar training / education packages or PLWHIV as public speakers. All of our training is delivered by people living with, or affected by HIV.

For more information contact the Crescent on 01727 842532 email info@thecrescent.org.uk or twitter @CrescentSupport.

Looking forward now to our Quiz Night fundraiser on 24th May 2013, more details of this can be found below;

The Crescent Quiz Night Poster 240513

Thanks again for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

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The Crescent Offers More !

Dear all,

Thanks to the wonderful support of local people we can now offer improved opening hours and more services. Sunday lunch events will now be once a month, complementary therapies wil be provided on the second Friday and last Wednesday of each month.

New opening hours are

New Opening Hours for 2013

Monday 12 to 6 pm

Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm

Wednesday 8.30 am to 1.30 pm (10am to 4pm last Wednesday of each month)

Thursday 10 am to 5 pm

Friday 10 am to 5 pm

Out of hours appointments also available, please contact us for details.

More news to follow shortly, keep watching this space and thank you for your support as ever.

The Crescent Team

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Stephen Fry Circulates News Of The Crescent Situation Via Twitter

Hi all,

Very pleased that Stephen has tweeted on our behalf again. He kindly circulated the SOSO Gay article yesterday using his twitter account to help us in our fight to stay open, and also expose the situation in Hertfordshire.

We have also been informed that the editor of a national longstanding current affairs publication has agreed to investigate the situation, and will be publishing an article too, more on this shortly, keep watching this space…

Thanks for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

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