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Vote for the Crescent as you shop!

Hi all,

The Crescent has signed up to my favourite voucher codes!

My Favourite Voucher Codes is a discount code company, who offer online shoppers the chance to save money on high street brands such as Argos and Debenhams. Each month the company donate 20% of their profits to charity; choosing three charities in one area of the UK each month – and the Crescent will be one of three nominated charities for October.

All you need to do to vote is simply visit the My Favourite Voucher Codes homepage and you will find the charity poll on the right hand side (or at the bottom on mobile devices). Voting is completely free and there is no need to sign up – simply click on The Cresent to cast your vote! If you do use any of the vouchers on offer however, then you can help add to the donation, as each voucher used contributes to the final amount.

Either way The Crescent wins, and you don’t need to do anything to vote other than visit My Favourite Voucher Codes to vote for free, so get clicking on that mouse and swiping on your tablet or phone to help the Crescent keep helping others. The Crescent has signed up to my favourite voucher codes!

Please Vote Now, Click Here !

Thanks as ever for your support, please share this as far and wide as you can,

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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World AIDS Day Red Run in Victoria Park London 26/11/17

Hi all,

Calling all joggers, runners, athletic people, non athletic people, ramblers, in fact anyone who would like to take part in  either 5k or 10k run through Victoria Park in  London for World AIDS Day

How would you like to take part in an annual charity run and raise money for the Crescent at the same time?

The Red Run is an annual event, organised by Positive East, designed to raise awareness of HIV, to mark World AIDS Day (01 December) and also raise funds for HIV charities across the UK. It is one of the UK’s largest World AIDS Day community fundraising events and since it began in 2008 over £200,000 has been raised for HIV support charities like the Crescent.

Last year over 600 people took part !

This year the run will take place on Sunday 26 November in Victoria park, east London and you can choose either a 10k or 5k route. Everyone is welcome to take part, all ages and abilities, the course is relatively flat with very little incline or decline and is accessible for wheelchairs.

Registration starts at 11am and the race begins officially at 12.15, you can also have your results sent by text to you.

On the day there will be entertainment, hot drinks, a BBQ, mulled wine and mince pies, sections of the AIDS memorial quilt will be on display too.

How do I register?

It is very easy, just go to http://www.redrun.org.uk and click on “register now” You will then be asked to choose either a 5k or 10k course and which charity you would like to run for (The Crescent)

Registration is open now and closes on Thursday 23rd of November.

The event is supporting 28 charities across the UK this year and this is our first year taking part in this event so If you feel able please do register, help us to keep helping those at risk in our community !

If you prefer to donate directly please visit our donations page at http://www.thecrescent.org.uk/donate

Thanks again for your support,

The Crescent team

 

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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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Huge thanks to Chloe James Lifestyle

We must thank Chloe James Lifestyle for a wonderful fashion show event last week. They raised over £1000 for us again, huge thanks to all that attended, modelled and / or bought a raffle ticket.

A special thank you to Donna and her team at Chloe James Lifestyle for their continued support and all the hard work that went into making last Wednesday a huge success.

If you haven’t yet visited their lovely wonky Tudor shop at 12 the High Street St Albans then you really are missing out. It is the perfect place to get that something special, and with Christmas coming up it is the ideal location to find that gift you have been searching for! Take a look at their website http://chloejameslifestyle.co.uk/ too, the shop is crammed to the rafters with lovely things!

Thanks again Chloe James and all those super St Albans people, from all of us here.

The Crescent Team

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Listen again to our interview on Radio Verulam yesterday

Hi all,

To listen again to our interview on Radio Verulam yesterday afternoon please follow this link;http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/taxonomy/term/218 we are interviewed from 42 mins and 43 secs onwards.

Hear us talking about Dragon’s Apprentice, Busking Day and our World Aids Day / National HIV Testing Week exhibition at the wonderful Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban later this month.

Thanks as ever for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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The Mayor of St Albans City and District, Annie Brewster, Invites You to a Roman Holiday Extravaganza !!

Hi All,

Preparations are well underway for the Roman Holiday Extravaganza hosted by the wonderful Annie Brewster, Mayor of St Albans City and District, at the Old Town Hall, Market Place, St Peters Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ, on Friday 30th May from 7.30 pm.

With live music from Ricky Lopez and Elvis Shmelvis and fantastic food provided by L’italiana of French Row St Albans, a welcome drink on arrival and wine beer and soft drinks available throughout the night, and the chance of a souvenir photograph to record the event. Dress code suggestions are 50’s glamour, filmstar / stylish dress so dress to impress and dance the night away whilst also raising funds for the Crescent too.

This promises to be an event to remember, there may even be a suprise appaearance by a famous name or two, so the night promises to be one not to miss.

The event also celebrates the St Albans Film Festival, which is running from 01 May to 04 May 2014 details of which you can find here; http://www.stalbansfilmfestival.com/

After a really fantastic first festival, we are returning bigger and better in 2014.

We invite filmmakers of all ages from across the globe to submit their films. The best will be selected for screening in some of the most unique venues around the city of St Albans, UK.

The St Albans Film Festival is an annual event for both locals and visitors to enjoy and take part in.

Filmmakers both local and from across the globe will showcase their talent and receive recognition in the form of festival selection and the opportunity to win awards and cash prizes. Film-lovers will have a chance to see some unique and fantastic films and to celebrate the superb filmmaking history of St Albans.

What to expect: Film Premieres – Workshops – Talks from respected names in film – Networking Events – Entertainment – Family Screenings – Over 18 screenings …and lots more.

Tickets for the Roman Holiday Event will be on sale shortly online via eventbrite, and also in person from the Tourist Information Centre at the Old Town Hall, and of course from the Crescent on 01727 842532 more details including an event poster will be available here shortly.

The Crescent Roman Holiday Event Flyer 30th May

More to follow very soon, keep watching this space,

Thank you as ever for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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