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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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Our latest article now published on PositiveLite

Dear all,

We have published another update on PositiveLite illustrating our latest endeavours, including the marvellous event at Boots in St Albans with Elizabeth Arden, and details of the fantastic QAVS award too.

A link to the article on how we have managed to keep afloat since funding ceased is here http://positivelite.com/component/zoo/item/when-an-aids-service-organization-loses-its-funding-how-does-it-survive

As you can see we are so reliant upon your support to keep our service going, without you we simply cannot do what we do, so thanks to you all.

We hope to see you at our next events, open day 03 September and a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Lyons Way St Albans on the 14th October, more to follow…

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

 

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The Crescent is nominated for the Queens Award For Voluntary Service

Dear all,

We are thrilled that the Bishop of St Albans has nominated us for this amazing award, (which is the equivalent of an MBE for a voluntary organisation) and especially honoured to be considered on the eve of HM the Queen’s 90th birthday too. Three of our volunteers attended a reception at County Hall in Hertford recently as recognition of our nomination.

The winners of the award will be announced in June and we will of course keep you informed ! If we are successful we will be presented with our award by The Countess of Verulam, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire and receive an invite to a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

Thanks as ever for your support, we cant do what we do without you!

 

The Crescent Team

QA nomination reception 0316

Crescent volunteers Anita Denise and John pictured at the reception with Deputy Lieutenants of Hertfordshire, Mrs Penny Williams JP DL and Mrs Jo Connell OBE DL

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Another Fashion Show With Chloe James At The Cote Brasserie St Albans

We are very pleased to announce that there will be another fashion show on 02 October, starting at 7.30 at the Cote Brasserie High Street St Albans.

http://www.cote-restaurants.co.uk/Cote_Restaurant_St_Albans.html

This event is being organised by our good friends at the ChloeJames Lifestyle store at 12 the High Street St Albans. Tickets are available now at £15 but will go quickly as the last event in April sold out in a very short time, call the store on 01727 843431 / info@chloejameslifestyle.co.uk

It promises to be a fun night with lots of great fashion and lifestyle items to see and also to purchase as we believe the store will be open on the night for you to buy items that grab you!

There are a wealth of things to see on their website and online shop too, (with more in store) http://www.chloejameslifestyle.co.uk fashion, interiors, gifts, jewellery, so much more!

Come along for a fun night and raise funds for us at the same time!

Chloe James

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

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Hertfordshire County Councillors and St Albans City And District Council Help The Crescent

Please see the latest article in the Hertfordshire Advertiser talking about the kind assistance from our local County Councillor, Chris White, and also his colleagues from across the County, who have once again this year helped us by awarding sums of money from their locality to budgets to allow us to continue our work. We also have once again this year been awarded a grant from the community fund from St Albans City and District Council to help us with running our social groups and lunch events.

We are very pleased indeed to receive this support both from the City Council, and also from so many County Councillors who clearly recognise the value of our services to the community across the County. It is a grave pity that the County Council still refuses to acknowledge that we deserve some funding for the work we do and that nearly five years on we are still managing to provide the much needed support for people living with HIV in the County.

http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/cash_lifelines_for_struggling_st_albans_charity_1_3736556

Thanks as ever for your continued support and hope to see you at our open day on 21st September from 2 to 6pm

The Crescent Team

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By Popular Demand, Another Quiz Night With CJ de Mooi 08 August 2014 19.30

Hi all,

We are pleased to announce that following numerous requests from previous attendees, we will be holding another quiz night, hosted by our lovely Patron CJ de Mooi, at Homewood Road Church Hall, Homewood Road, St Albans, AL1 4BH on 08 August from 19.30. Tickets are now available to reserve by emailing info@thecrescent.org.uk or by calling 01727 842532 (answerphone available out of hours, please leave a contact number when leaving a message)

Last years event was very popular and so we expect these to sell quickly, as before tckets will be £6 each or £22 for a team of four, £32 for a team of six.

Refreshments will be available on the night, with beer, wine and soft drinks, plus snack foods and sandwiches.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

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Listen To Crescent Member Rachel Dilley Talking Live on Sydney’s KiiS1065 Breakfast Show

Hi all,

As promised here is our Rachel talking live on Sydney’s KIIS1065 Breakfast Show on Wednesday Morning their time. We are just so proud of Rachel, taking a stand against stigma and telling her story.

Keep watching this space, more news to come soon,

The Crescent Team

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Listen again to Rachel Dilley on Radio Verulam Today with Iain from The Crescent

Hi all,

If you missed today’s broadcast you can listen again to Rachel Dilly and Iain Murtagh from the Crescent talking about life with HIV and the Crescent on the drivetimes show with Danny Smith on Radio Verulam here http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/node/9627

We are on from 40 mins and 20 seconds into the broadcast, keep watching this space ! See this weekend’s Sunday Mail magazine, Femail, for more coverage of Rachel and The Crescent and also the St Albans Review shortly too.

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

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Out in the Army Book Reading Event Barclays St Albans, 19/07/2013 at 6.45pm

Hello all,

As promised, our next event will be next Friday 17th July 2013 at Barclays 18 St Peter’s St
St Albans Herts from 6.45pm.

Our Patron, James Wharton, will be reading from his new book “Out In The Army” There will be books available to purchase at the event from which the publisher, Biteback publishing ( https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/) will make a donation to us from each book sold.

Alternatively you can purchase via the website using promo code THECRESCENT for which we will also receive a donation. You can also purchase the book at any good bookshop, or other similar retailer.

Entry is free to the event, but a donation is always welcome which can be made to any of the Crescent staff or volunteers who will be there.

Outinthearmy

More on the book is available on the Biteback website https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/books/out-in-the-army-hardback

Some feedback about the book here;

Stephen Fry
“ A wonderful, stirring and thrilling read. I laughed, wept and winced…”

Matthew Todd, ATTITUDE
“An inspiring read from start to finish…”

Ben Summerskill OBE
“A highly readable and distinctly twenty-first-century boy’s own tale…”

Matthew Cain, Culture Editor, Channel 4 News
“A fascinating and charming insight…”

We hope to see you at the event! we would like to thank Barclays St Albans for their wonderful help in providing the venue for us, and for their support for the evening.

Thank you for your support too, as ever !

The Crescent Team

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Anonymous HIV Disclosure Survey – Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Cambridge

Dear all,

We have been contacted by Charlotte, a student at Anglia Ruskin University, to ask if we can assist with a survey that forms part of a PhD project exploring the process through which people living with HIV tell their intimate partners about their status.

At the bottom of this post is a link to the survey plus an information poster about the research and the possibility of a prize for taking part. The survey is an anonymous study which will allow you to share your thoughts, experiences, and feelings on the subject of disclosure to a close partner. It is estimated to take under 30 mins to complete.

Here is an extract from Charlotte’s email;

I am a second year PhD student at the Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. My thesis looks at the process through which people living with HIV in the UK manage the issue of disclosure within an intimate relationship.

The first study that is just being formally released is a survey that can be competed online. People that are living with HIV in the UK and are 18 years or older are warmly invited to take part. It asks about thoughts, views and experiences of sharing a positive status within an intimate partnership. It does not matter whether the person has had previous experience of disclosing or not; I would like to hear from everyone. This study has been fully approved by the University Faculty Research Ethics Panel.

In an attempt to reimburse people who take part for their time and effort there will be an opportunity following completion of the survey to enter an optional prize draw that is open to this study and a HIV stigma study. Two winners from a raffle will be given a £25 voucher (from their choice of Amazon, Argos, or Tesco). We also hope that the findings will also provide longer-term benefits to PLWHA. It is intended for the findings to be analyzed, published and disseminated in a HIV service users magazine/ communicated to the Terrence Higgins Trust/ Positively UK/ National AIDS Trust in order to be used as support and information for people who wish to disclosure their HIV safely to their partners in the future.

Kind regards

Charlotte

If you wish to take part the Survey can be found here http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/1095926/researchintohiv

More info and contact details for the study can be found in this poster Flyer for a disclosure study

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