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COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Service Update

Covid–19 (Corona Virus)

Due to the current situation requiring social distancing, and protection of the most vulnerable, the Crescent drop in and in person advice services are closed until further notice.

Support and advice is still available via email to info@thecrescent.org.uk or postal testing via testing@thecrescent.org.uk

Phone support is available (but please bear in mind that we will have limited capability at this time) on 01727 842532 and 07904 812500. Please do leave a message if we are not onsite and we will call you back.

Please note that if we are calling you the number will be withheld to protect your privacy.

Thank you for your understanding at this time. Please do follow all advice on social distancing, self-isolation, and preventative measures such as regular and effective hand washing.

More information can be found at;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For those living with HIV there is currently no evidence to suggest you are at any greater risk of acquiring this virus if you are on effective treatment and have a normal CD4 count.

Please see the response from the British HIV Association (BHIVA) regarding this;

https://www.bhiva.org/joint-EACS-BHIVA-statement-on-risk-of-coronavirus-for-PLWH

https://www.bhiva.org/comment-from-BHIVA-and-THT-on-UK-Government-guidance-on-Coronavirus-COVID-19

With sensible precautions, time and consideration for others we will get through this.

Please do take care, look out for those less able, be kind, and consider others.

 

The Crescent Team

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July & August Sausage Sizzles with Bunnings Griffiths Way St Albans

The two “Sausage Sizzles” this month raised over £500 for essential services !

Our next “Sausage Sizzles” are on 07 July, then we have more on 04 & 05 August, and 18 & 19 August too, more dates to follow of course…

We hope to see you at one or more !

Thanks as ever for your continued support, and to our good friends at Bunnings too.

The Crescent Team

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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 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 Sizzle and Cake Sale Sat 01 April 2017

Hi all,

We will be holding another Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings, Griffiths Way, St Albans this Saturday (01 April) from 9am to 4pm. We are immensely grateful for the support from Bunnings (the new owners of the UK Homebase Stores) who provide the facilities for this marvellous fundraiser. Please do come down to the store in Griffiths Way St Albans (formerly the large Homebase store at the bottom of St Stephens and Holywell Hill, adjacent to the large Sainsbury store) on Saturday, check out their great range of DIY and gardening products, get a “Sausage Sizzle” and /or a lovely home baked cake and help to continue helping those most in need in our community too.

Keep following this blog, or our facebook or twitter (@CrescentSupport) to find out more about our fundraising and awareness events coming up next, (including our regular summer Busking day in the City centre on  Saturday 03 June 2017), more details to follow shortly…

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

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday !

The Crescent Team

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Mayor of St Albans to Parachute Jump for the Crescent

Update !! The jump is to take place on 15 June as the earlier date was cancelled due to bad weather conditions … Still time to  Donate here >>>

Hi all,

Amazing news, our wonderful Mayor of St Albans, Councillor Salih Gaygusuz and our Trustee Denise Parsons are to perform a parachute jump to raise funds for us at Cambridge airfield on 18th May more details in the flyer here CHARITY PARACHUTE JUMP you can donate online via the crowdfunder link here Crowdfunder Crescent Parachute Jump, by the Crescent website Donate to the Crescent or at any of the many collection tins currently being distributed in shops and cafes around St Albans.

We are hugely grateful to the Mayor and Denise for their efforts on our behalf, and their bravery ! Another reason why St Albans is a wonderful city to live and work in, the people are fantastic and so very generous !

More updates to follow on this exciting event soon.

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

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Instant Result and Home Sampling Testing Service

See here for details of our instant result and postal home sampling HIV testing services – another free service from the Crescent. Email testing@thecrescent.org.uk or see http://www.thecrescent.org.uk/index.php/testing/appointments/ for more details or make an appointment.

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