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Busking Day and into 2016

Hi all,

A busy time since December apologies for the delay in updating our blog!

Our World Aids Day exhibition of the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project in Luton at the Carnival Arts Centre was very well received indeed and we look forward to exhibiting this in other locations throughout 2016.

Our busking day in December raising awareness of HIV in the community and raising funds went exceptionally well with well almost £1500 raised. Thank you to everyone who helped with the event and of course to the wonderfully talented local musicians who donated their time and talent to make the event such a success yet again.

There will be another of these popular events coming up in the spring so keep watching this space for more details. We will have another open day during the summer and a concert plus a quiz so lots to look forward to.

Our creative writing course has got off to a good start and continues this year every two weeks, after the Tuesday lunch group, until the end of March. Details here: Write It Out at the Crescent

Regular events such as the Sunday Lunch continue with the first lunch on 24 January and then the last Sunday of every month thereafter. In addition our Tuesday lunch continues every week from 12.30.

This year we are continuing with our daily open access drop in service for advice, information, free condoms (by post or collect in person), emotional and practical support, bi monthly complementary therapy sessions, young persons group and free postal HIV testing services for all. Twice weekly counselling sessions are available (with appointments available on Tuesday evenings also) Regular outreach and training work is planned and there are more awareness events coming up.

Plenty to do, we cannot rest on our laurels as late diagnosis of HIV continues to be a problem in west Hertfordshire, most notably Hemel Hempstead and Watford areas in particular where rates continue to be well above national average.

We can’t do what we do without your help so thank you for helping  and supporting us in 2015, and we wish you all a happy healthy and prosperous 2016.

Keep watching this space for further updates and news of our next events.

The Crescent Team

 

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Crescent Sunday and Tuesday Lunch Events

Dear all,

Here is our Sunday Lunch calendar for 2015. Click Here For Dates >>

Living with or affected by HIV, all are welcome, bring a friend or two if you like, just let us know so we can cater for numbers ! Held at our centre in St Albans these are always very popular.If you cannot make the Sunday events remember we have a lunch every Tuesday from 12.30 too, again all are welcome! The Crescent Team

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Our Trustee Rachel Gets Press Coverage In the Daily Mail and Sun Newspapers

Dear all,

More coverage this week in both the Daily Mail and The Sun Newspapers with our Trustee the lovely Rachel talking about life with HIV.

Links below, please feel free to share !

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2979005/Three-HIV-positive-women-share-incredible-stories-living-disease-no-longer-death-sentence.html

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/health/health/6352785/Were-happy-and-healthy-women-despite-having-HIV.html?CMP=spklr-153174873-Editorial-TWITTER-TheSunNewspaper-20150303-Real%20life

Don’t forget if you are concerned about HIV you can get advice from the Crescent, plus a free home sampling HIV testing kit, just email testing@thecrescent.org.uk call 01727 842532 or call in to our drop in anytime to collect a kit.

Thanks for your support as ever

The Crescent Team

“Living with HIV? Call in to our drop in any day, or join us for lunch on a Tuesday from 12.30 each week, or for our Sunday Lunch which we hold once a month, next on 12th April, then 03 May and 07 June, more details on our website http://www.thecrescent.org.uk

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A Big Thank You To The Load Of Hay Watford

Hi all,

We would just like to say a huge thank you to Andy, Silé, Petra and the team at the Load of Hay Watford for their support last Saturday and for hosting our annual Christmas in July event.

Despite the weather there was a good turnout and we raised much needed funds for people living with HIV in the area.

Without the support of such good people we would not survive so from all of us Thank You !! keep watching this space for our next Quiz Night event due soon…

The Crescent Team

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The Crescent Quiz Night 24th May 2013 From 7.30

Dear all,

More details on our forthcoming fundraiser in the attached poster. This will be hosted and written by our Patron CJ de Mooi and promises to be a very good night. Teams of up to six, or individuals are equally welcome. All proceeds are to go to the Crescent, refreshments will be available throughout. We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks for your continued support,

With best wishes

The Crescent Team

See here for more details!

The Crescent Quiz Night Poster 240513

CJ has also mentioned this in his blog posting about his forthcoming book, some of the proceeds from which will be donated to the Crescent too; http://cjdemooi.tumblr.com/post/46584676735

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Fundraising Concert 22nd February in St Albans

Hi all,

A fundraising concert will be held in aid of the Crescent on the evening of 22nd February in St Albans. All proceeds to the Crescent as all those performing, the venue, and refreshments are all being donated to help us.

We are truly grateful for the generosity of those involved, more details will follow shortly, but please keep the evening free if you can.

More services at the Crescent are being restored shortly including Therapies and free Insti HIV testing.

Keep watching this space… we are working on so much more..

Thanks for your ongoing support too,

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

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