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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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Crescent Open Day & Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service 25 September 2016

Dear all,

Sorry it has been so long since we updated our blog, so much has been happening it has been hard to keep everything updated. If you were worried we may have gone away then fear not we are here !

An amazing parachute jump by our Mayor Salih and Trustee Denise, another of our successful busking days and numerous lunches and social events have all taken place in the last three months!

Coming up this month we are looking forward to our open day and garden party on 25 September.

The day will follow the same format as previous years with live music from local bands, tea, cake and other lovely refreshments plus beer, wine and cider. It will give you a chance to ask questions, talk to staff, see our premises in Russell Avenue and find out more about our work in the community.

Free entry as usual (although donations are always welcome of course) starting at 2pm on Sunday 25 September, all are welcome of course so please do call in to see us.

We are also honoured earlier this year to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (one of only three organisations in Hertfordshire to receive the award from her Majesty) The award is the highest a charity can achieve in the UK and is the MBE for Voluntary Organisations.

As part of the open day proceedings we will be officially presented with the award certificate signed by Her Majesty and the engraved crystal trophy by Her Majesty’s representatives.

It promises to be a great day so please do come along ! Once we have a complete list of acts performing we will update you so keep watching this space.

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

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Busking Day 05 December from 11am

Another of our popular Busking days will take place at the Clock Tower in St Albans on Saturday 05 December from 11am to 4pm. A great line up and a surprise celebrity guest is due to make an appearance too.

This event is free aiming to help raise awareness of HIV in our community and of course funds for us via donations to enable us to keep providing services for all, and support those already affected by HIV in our community.

Please do come along, spare some change if you can, we need you as much as ever. Most importantly though find our more about HIV, and what it means to be HIV positive, ask our volunteers for help and advice, collect free condoms.

More information below on the line up of the fabulous local musicians who donate their free time, and immense talent, to make this event such a popular one.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

Busking Dec 05

 

 

 

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Next Event! Busking Day on Saturday15 August at the Clock Tower

Hi everyone,

Our next event will be another of our popular Busking days. It will take place on Saturday 15th August at the clock tower in St Albans from 1030 am to 4pm.

Once again a whole host of local musicians have generously donated their free time and fantastic talents to busk for us all day, help raise awareness and funds for us.

It promises to be as ever a very entertaining day and one not to be missed ! We are immensely grateful to all those who have offered to donate their time and energy to help out and of course to all those wonderfully talented people who will be performing on the day. More details of the line up in the poster below, please do come along to this free event, we are sure you will enjoy it!

Grateful thanks to Denise Parsons for organising the musicians and to the wonderful people at The Boot St Albans for providing the Gazebo again this year!

Thanks as ever for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

Busking 08 2015

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Stand Tall Get Snapped Project Exhibition

Hi all,

The Stand Tall Get Snapped Project is now open at St Albans Cathedral from 10am to 15.45 Monday to Saturday and 13.00 to 17.00 Sundays, more details here https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/exhibitions/stand-tall-exhibition The exhibition will run from 24Th November to 05 December inclusive.

We will also have a cabin in the Christmas Market for World Aids Day Monday 01 December where you can find out more about The Crescent, pick up condoms, ribbons and home HIV sampling testing kits, plus get a ticket for our WAD2014 raffle with some fab prizes including a 40″ flat screen TV!!

Following the exhibition there will be another busking event which will take place on Saturday 06 December, along with a market stall where you can buy raffle tickets, get more info on the Crescent and our services, plus of course be entertained by some really great local acts. This was a very popular event last time, and again this year there will be food and drink kindly donated by the lovely staff at The Boot Inn, who have also provided the marquee too!

We hope to see you at one of the events, or perhaps all !

Thanks for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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Another Busking Event at the Clock Tower St Albans Saturday 06 December

Hi all,

We have more news on our busking event at the clock tower ! Some of the amazing acts confirmed for the day are (in no particular order,

Nick Stephenson, Tom Craven, Starseedz, Daria Kulesh, Li Li, Abi, Harry Phillips, Melodi, Dodo Bones, David Hoare

We will be busking from 11am at the clock tower as before with an expected finish time of 4pm (weather permitting) on Saturday 06 December

More to follow with further artists we believe, hope to see you there, keep checking back here for more updates as we move towards the event !

The last event went really really well, look forward to seeing you there !

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

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Photos from the Fantastic Busking Event in St Albans last month raising funds for the Crescent

Hi all,

Please see below for some more photographs taken at our busking day fundraiser last month. Thanks to Andy Brain, http://www.andybrain.co.uk for taking these great pics, and allowing us to share them with you too. The day went really well, despite the weather, and we hope that our next busking event later this year will be as good, if not even better (if that is possible!!) Keep watching this space! Big thanks to Denise Parsons from Trestle Arts Base for organising the event, and also of course to all the hugely talented acts that took part too.

We should also thank again The Boot, St Albans, for providing food and drink on the day and for organising a raffle for us too as well as taking collecting tins. Big thanks to the Meating Room St Albans for providing free mini burgers, also to Lush St Albans for also handing out freebies on the day. Empire Records St Albans also lent a hand advertising the event, and also taking collecting tins for us as well for which we are very grateful.

Not forgetting of course all our amazing volunteers who did such a marvellous job collecting donations from the general public, and also handed out info packs and free condoms to passers by too.

All in all it was a very successful day and we are looking forward to holding another busking day very soon, now that the weather has improved!

Thanks as ever for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

Tom Craven 2 Tom Craven 1

Steve Dagleish 2 Steve Dagleish 1

Starseedz 1 Starseedz 2

Nick Stephenson 2 David Hoare

Denise Parsons Emma McGrath & Alfie Nikitas

Emma McGrath & Alfie Nikitas Neil Stanton 2

Neil Stanton 1 Nick Stephenson 1

David Hoare Volunteer 3

Volunteer 2 Volunteer 1

Alison Raymond Alison Raymond

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