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The Crescent is Podcasting on Radio Verulam with Rob Pearman on Local Life

Hi all,

Last month Rob Pearman interviewed our Project Manager, Iain Murtagh for his weekly programme, Local Life, on Radio Verulam.

A podcast of the interview is now available, just click here http://www.radioverulam.com/podcast-list/ and then scroll down to select the file for the Crescent to listen to the entire interview about the Crescent, our history and services plus why Iain got involved with the Crescent over 25 years ago.

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

 

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World AIDS Day Events Last Weekend & a New Patron !

Dear All,

A fantastic weekend of events, On Friday we managed to get a huge number of commuters to take Red Ribbons to commemorate World Aids Day, also we collected a very substantial sum from those very kind folk during the day. We were honoured to be joined by our new Patron, Alex Mayer MEP who helped collect and distribute ribbons with us in the afternoon.

An article in the Herts Advertiser about our new Patron and our World AIDS day events here http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st-albans-hiv-charity-the-crescent-holds-events-for-world-aids-day-1-5302214

Our Busking Day on Saturday was similarly successful, we had many interesting conversations about HIV and the current issues and raised much awareness with over 1000 ribbons distributed on that day alone.

On Sunday our Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings was similarly busy, so much so that we will be back again on 17th December for another Sizzle at Bunnings in Griffiths Way !

A huge thank you to all who helped with the events, performed at the busking day and distributed ribbons. Most importantly thank you to all those who took a ribbon, donated and those who stopped to find out more about HIV and the Crescent’s work

We simply cannot do what we do without you !

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

 

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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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Sausage Sizzles, Station Collections & WAD 2017

Hi all,

Some dates for your diaries !

Next month will see us at Harpenden Railway Station all day on 13th October to raise awareness of HIV and also funds for the Crescent.

The following day on 14th October we will be holding another “Sausage Sizzle” and Cake Stall at Bunnings Griffiths Way in St Albans.

For World AIDS Day this year we will be at St Albans City Railway Station on 1st December, and appearing on Radio Verulam, The Out and About Show from 1.15.

On 2nd December we will be holding another Busking Day at the Clock Tower in the City Centre from 11am.

On 03 December we will be back at Bunnings Griffiths Way in St Albans for another Cake Sale and “Sausage Sizzle” all day.

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

The Crescent Team

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Listen to us on BBC Radio today

Hi all,

We were on BBC radio today talking about the increase in HIV diagnosis rates in the over 50’s To listen to us again click here BBC H & W  (we are on from 1.08.59)

You can also read about this issue in an article featuring the Crescent in the Daily Mail click here Daily Mail 270917

More to follow shortly, thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent team

 

 

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Crescent Open Day And Garden Party Sunday 03 September 2017 2 – 6pm

Hi all

This Sunday is our annual open day and garden party with live music from local bands, a raffle, wine, beer, tea, coffee and cake, lots of cake, and other refreshments too. A free entry event, come along, find out more about our work in the community, see our facilities, meet staff and volunteers. Enjoy talented musicians in the sunshine !

Artists performing include Emily Aldrich, Starseedz, Li – Li, The Papersnakes & Tom Craven

There will be a raffle with great prizes including a meal for two with wine thanks to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks £25 voucher for food and drink Great Northern Restaurant & Pub two tickets to the live music project Trestle Arts Base to see Sko-mads and many others, a private house gig by the great Tom M Craven (who will be playing on Sunday too) plus the chance to co host a local radio show with the lovely Denise Parsons The Parsons Knows ! Dont miss it, this Sunday from 2.00 to 6.00 pm

For more info see our facebook event page;

https://www.facebook.com/events/1161595397317437/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

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Busking Day Saturday 03 June

Hi everyone,

We will be holding another “Busking Day” this Saturday from 10am at the clock tower in St Albans city centre. It will be another day with a packed line up of local artists including;

Shaun Clark, SkoMads, Beth Hedges, Steve Williams, Abbie Gathard, The Papersnakes, Tom Craven, Nia Visser, Ben Drake

Holly Graham, Dusty Wagons, Graham Moss, Li Li, Starseedz, Phoenix, Warner Taylor Folk, Julian Mount, Naomi & Phil,
Bill Johnson

Please see our new facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CrescentSupport/ for more information and updates, including further events such as our annual Open Day on 03 September

We really hope you can pop along to see us, to help raise awareness of HIV and vital funds to assist us in our work. We really cant do what we do without you!

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

 

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