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Sainsbury’s St Albans – Our nomination – Vote for us !

Hi all,

We have reached the final three in the Sainsbury’s local charity scheme !

Here is an excerpt from the Sainsbury’s website which explains more;

During May and June, our stores will select a shortlist of local registered charities for our customers to vote on. The charity with the most votes will be selected and supported over the next 12 months through fundraising and volunteering.

We have been very fortunate to reach this stage and we need you now to vote for us, the charity with the most votes (online or instore) will be the chosen charity for the next 12 months and could gain a whole wealth of support from Sainsbury’s.

Our local store is Everard Close St Albans AL1 2QU and we would be very grateful if you could take the time when in store to vote for us, or if you prefer you can do so online via the website link here https://www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk/#about-nominations

Thanks as ever for your support, and thanks also to Sainsbury’s for including us in their scheme this year !

The Crescent Team

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HYPE – Our new group for 16-25 year olds living with or affected by HIV

Hi All,

Our new group for those aged 16- 25 living with or affected by HIV starts this Saturday 20th June from 2.30 at the Crescent in Russell Avenue St Albans AL3 5ES Come along find support, socialise and make friends with others in your situation. It’s your group and you will have input into how, where and when things happen. Lots of different things are planned from movie nights to more out doors stuff, come along, it’s free and all are welcome.

Look forward to seeing you there, for more info please email Hype@Thecrescent.org.uk or call 01727 842532 Click here for more information

See you soon

The Crescent Team

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HYPE – Group for 16-25 year olds

Hi all.

Another new service from the Crescent for young people – HYPE!

Follow us on twitter @hypecsg or email hype@thecrescent.org.uk for more details. A group for and by people aged 16 – 25 living with or affected by HIV, meet friends and socialise, get support and advice too, keep watching this blog for more details coming very soon, first event will be on 20th June from 2.30 at the Crescent in St Albans.

Looking forward to seeing you there

The Crescent Team

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HIV Home Testing Kits

Dear all,

Yesterday we were on the Roberto Perrone show on BBC3Counties radio talking about why we feel the home testing kits now on sale may not be suitable for all when testing for HIV. We feel without appropriate support this could potentially have serious consequences for some due. Listen again on the following link, we are on from 2hrs 19 mins http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02p67ls

Thanks as ever for your support, hope to see you on our open day on 06 June, all welcome !!

The Crescent Team

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National Aids Trust Press Release on Late Diagnosis in Hertfordshire

Hi all,

Below is a press release from the National Aids Trust asking Hertfordshire County Council to tackle the chronically high levels of late diagnosis in the County. Some areas have rates of over 25% above the national average, with the majority of these being in the west of the County.

We feel this is proof that the current countywide service is concentrating far too much effort in the East and North and not enough in the West. Figures published by Public Health England show that late diagnosis rates in Three Rivers, 67% Watford 52% St Albans 53% Dacorum 60% whereas North Herts is just 35%…

We really feel it is time Herts County Council and the Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group reinstated funding for our testing service that they decommissioned 4 years ago. Please feel free to write/email/tweet your County Councillor and MP asking that this be made a priority!

See a copy of the press release below..

Click Here Hertfordshire – Late Diagnosis rates above national average

Don’t forget if you think you may have been exposed to HIV or haven’t ever tested then you can do so using one of our postal testing kits. The service is entirely free and confidential, you can test at home or at our premises, collect a kit from us or ask for one to be posted to you. the results will be delivered to us after you have posted your sample. Please see our website http://www.thecrescent.org.uk or email testing@thecrescent.org.uk for more details.

Thanks for your support as ever

The Crescent team

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Radio Verulam RV Outspoken 9 September from 7pm

Hi all,

We will be on Radio Verulam tomorrow evening from 7pm, the RV Outspoken programme with Angela Clarke talking about funding cuts and how this affects support services like ours.

Tune in to 92.6 FM or listen online at RadioVerulam.com. There will be a link to listen again too, watch this space for more updates.

Thanks for your support as ever

The Crescent Team

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The Crescent Continues! Another article in PositiveLite this week

We are pleased to have another article published in Positive Lite this week. They have been covering our story for the last few years and so here is our latest update for you;

http://positivelite.com/component/zoo/item/the-crescent-continues

More news follows !

A fashion show for our benefit is being held at the Cote Brasserie High Street St Albans on 02 October from 7.30. Organised by Chloe James Lifestyle Store, tickets available from their shop at no 12 High Street St Albans, by email enquiries@chloejameslifestyle.co.uk, or 01727 843431. Please order yours quickly as the last event sold out !

Thanks for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

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