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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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Busking Event Saturday 24th May at the Clock Tower St Albans High Street

Hi All,

Things are going extremely well with lots of interest in the busking event this coming weekend. The event starts at 10.30 on Saturday morning (24th) and we have a simply marvellous line up so it promises to be a fun day. It is completely free (although we will have collecting buckets for any loose change !!) so please do pop down to see us !

Details of the event are in the attached poster. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank, Trestle Arts Base Trestle.org.uk Empire Records http://www.Empiresstalbans.com , The Boot http://www.thebootstalbans.com/ Lush St Albans https://www.facebook.com/lushstalbans ChloeJamesLifestyle http://www.ChloeJamesLifestyle.co.uk http://www.Mydoggywalks.com http://www.Horseshoepark.co.uk and http://www.Actnowperformingartsschool.co.uk for their kind help and support.

Busking Event Poster 24th May 2014

So very grateful to see St Albans people coming together to support us, we are very thankful indeed, it is going to be a great day dont miss it!

Of course the following week (30th) we have the “Roman Holiday” event at the Old Town Hall St Albans hosted by our Mayor of St Albans City and District, Annie Brewster, more on this shortly! Please see our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/crescent.albans or twitter account @crescentsupport for up to date information on these events and more..

Of course if you can’t make the day you can still support us by visiting http://www.thecrescent.org.uk/index.php/donate/

Coming next another quiz night with our marvellous Patron CJ de Mooi. More on this shortly, keep watching this space for updates…

Thanks for your support as ever,

The Crescent Team

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St Albans District News Attended Yesterday’s Sunday Lunch Talking To Members

Hi All,

St Albans District News reporter attended our Sunday Lunch yesterday talking to members about life with HIV and how the Crescent has helped them to deal with their diagnosis and other issues that impact on their life.

You can listen to the round the table discussion featuring some of the members who participated here;

http://stalbansdistrictblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/living-with-hiv-supporting-those-who-live-with-hiv-st-albans-hertfordshire/

We would like to thank St Albans District News for the opportunity and of course to those who took part in the discussion, a mixture of people living with and / or affected by HIV who attended our monthly support Sunday lunch event yesterday.

Thank you for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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