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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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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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Free Postal HIV Testing Available From The Crescent For All

Dear all,

BBC and ITV news yesterday covered the launch of a pilot postal HIV testing service for residents in Birmingham in “At Risk” communities only.

The Crescent is very pleased to see that others are now providing this service and wish the team at HIVTestUK.com and Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service the very best in their endeavours to combat the late diagnosis issues in the Birmingham area. You can read more about the pilot here https://www.hivtestuk.com/hivtestuk-pilot-project-launches-in-birmingham/

We hope that Hertfordshire County Council takes note and implements quickly a similar programme to address the late diagnosis rates in Hertfordshire, particularly in West Herts, where rates are well above national average. Hertfordshire’s Director of Public Health Mr McManus, coincidentally was also a joint Director of Public Health in Birmingham, and so we hope he will follow the direction they have taken without further delay.

We have been raising this issue for some two years, appealing to Mr McManus and Teresa Heritage, Herts County Council Cabinet member for Localism and Health, for funding for our postal service, but without success. Perhaps now there will be a change of direction, we certainly hope so!

Our postal service is not restricted to at risk groups and is free for all residents of Hertfordshire and beyond. It is quick, totally confidential, and very easy to do, we will support you throughout the process too. If you don’t want to test by post we do of course offer onsite instant result HIV testing by appointment.

Contact us on Testing@thecrescent.org.uk, visit our website http://www.thecrescent.org.uk or call us on 01727 842532 to order a kit or find out more about the service.

The Crescent Team

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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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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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Stephen Fry Tweets about our exhibition at St Albans Cathedral !!

Dear all,

Amazing ! Stephen Fry tweeted about our exhibition at St Albans Cathedral on World Aids Day ! We thank the lovely Mr Fry for drawing the attention of his followers to our exhibition and the issue of HIV stigma.

We are immensely pleased to receive such assistance and recognition! here is a link to the tweet….

Thanks as ever for your support

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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