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Amazing outcome from our Busking Day and World Aids Day Week

A great outcome from our Busking event, we raised over £1500 which will help us continue our work, a huge thank you to all who helped make the Stand Tall Exhibition, World AIDS Day and our Busking Day a great success. We are truly very humbled by the kind generosity of you all !

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/11659834.Busking_event_in_St_Albans_raises_more_than___1_500_for_HIV_charity/

A link to the latest article above. Huge thanks to all who have helped keep us going in 2014, those who have volunteered, donated, gifted us and generally assisted us along the way, there are far too many to mention individually but together you make a great support team.

Merry Christmas one and all, and a very Happy New Year too.

See you in 2015,

With love and best wishes

The Crescent Team

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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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A Fantastic Fashion Show Night !

Thursday night was a sell out success ! The fashion show held by Chloe James Lifestyle for our benefit was hugely popular! We are so grateful to Donna and Maria from the lovely shop in the High Street, the Cote Brasserie also in St Albans High Street, and The Salon St Albans for all the hard work that went into making the night a great success. We even had Annie Brewster, our Mayor from 2013/14, modelling some of the lovely outfits.

The raffle will be drawn on Monday, so for those of you who still would like a ticket please call the store on 01727843431, or call in at 12 the High Street this weekend, open from 9.30 to 6pm Saturday and 11 to 5pm Sunday. Lots of great prizes including a £200 makeover at The Salon St Albans!

A great review of the evening by someone who was there on the night can be found here http://stateofadress.com/chloe-james-catwalk-show/ Lots of lovely photos included, will post more when we have some too.

Huge thanks from all of us to all of you who participated in the evening, or bought a raffle ticket, we really do appreciate your support, it does make a world of difference to us and allows us to keep doing our vital work.

More news to come in the next few weeks, including another concert, a fantastic exhibition of the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project at St Albans Cathedral for two weeks over the World Aids Day period, a busking day on 06 December at the Clock Tower, a cabin in the Christmas Market in December, street collections, a market stall, so much more to come! Not forgetting of course the talented students from St Columbas College who are working on our behalf to raise funds for their Dragon’s Apprentice challenge this year, more about this here http://www.dragonsapprenticechallenge.com/

Thanks as ever for your support, keep watching this space for updates on the above events up to Christmas and into 2015 !

The Crescent Team

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Open Day and Garden Party Sunday 21September 2014 from 2 to 6PM

Our next event will be an open day and garden party at The Crescent, 19 Russell Avenue, St Albans, AL3 5ES on Sunday 21st September 2014 from 2 until 6pm all welcome!! Do come along to meet staff, members and supporters, enjoy some light refreshments and be entertained by some of the live acts from our May Busking event who will be performing on the day. You can find out more about the Crescent and our work too.

Hope to see you there, please see this flyer for details

 Open Day 2014 Flyer

Thanks for your continued support!

The Crescent Team

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Listen to our member Blessing talking on BBC 3 Counties about HIV and her story

Hi all,

We were very fortunate to be allowed to appear on the Nesta McGregor show last night on BBC 3 Counties radio with our member, Blessing.

Blessing was very brave talking about her story, how people reacted to her diagnosis, how she felt about her daughter being diagnosed at the same time, plus how the Crescent helped her and her family cope with this.

You can listen again here, we are on from 1hr44mins and 38secs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022bvr5

Help us keep helping those like Blessing, come along to our next Quiz night fundraiser on 08 August or visit our website http://www.thecrescent.org.uk to donate and see how you can help us further.

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

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Busking Event Raising Funds for The Crescent 24th May St Albans Clock Tower

Hi all,

Please see the poster below for details of the Busking event to take place on Saturday 24th May from 10.30 at St Albans Clock Tower, High Street St Albans AL3 4EL along with a street collection raising funds to “SavetheCrescent”

Busking Event Poster 24th May 2014

Please do come along and show your support, there will be a huge number of local musicians on the day all providing great performances for your entertainment. If you are a local (or indeed one from further afield) musician and you would like to particpate please do get in touch as the day will be an open mike show.

Everyone welcome of course!

Thanks again for your support,

The Crescent Team

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BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire – Annie Othen Show

Hi All

Rachel appeared on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire this morning talking about HIV and her story, you can listen again on iplayer, Rachel was on from 11.12 ish about an hour and fifteen into today’s show when available on their listen again.

Link to BBC Cov and Warks listen again here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7cm/broadcasts/2014/04

Select the 10th April show and Rachel will be on from around 1 hr 12 mins in from the start.

Thanks for your support as ever,

The Crescent Team

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