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More Great News For the Crescent Dragons Apprentice 2015

Dear all,

We are very pleased to announce that we are taking part in the Dragons Apprentice scheme organised by the Centre for Voluntary Services in St Albans, and have been partnered with a team of apprentices from St Columbas College in St Albans, their Dragon mentor will be from St Albans Solicitors Brethertons Law.

The aim of the scheme is that the apprentices take a seed capital of £100 and turn this into £1000 or more for their partnered charity through organising a series of events or investing in or selling items to achieve their goal. It aims to teach students business skills and promote effective teamwork. They will be competing with teams from other schools in the area to reach their goal and there will be an awards ceremony at the University of Hertfordshire in March 2015 where the teams will present their achievements and a winner selected based on a number of criteria.

More on this great project here http://www.dragonsapprenticechallenge.com/

We are absolutely delighted to be involved and are very much looking forward to working with the students and their allocated business “Dragon” from Breverton Law solicitors.

The Crescent Team

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Radio Verulam Outspoken with Angela Clarke

You can listen again to tonight’s show where we talk about HIV, funding and why we need your help on the listen again service for Radio Verulam’s Outspoken Show with Angela Clarke on the link below

http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/station/archives/9068

Just cut and paste the link into your browser if the link doesn’t work directly by clicking on it, we are on at the top of the programme directly after the news 10 mins and 28 seconds into the recording.

Thanks again 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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Photos from the Fantastic Busking Event in St Albans last month raising funds for the Crescent

Hi all,

Please see below for some more photographs taken at our busking day fundraiser last month. Thanks to Andy Brain, http://www.andybrain.co.uk for taking these great pics, and allowing us to share them with you too. The day went really well, despite the weather, and we hope that our next busking event later this year will be as good, if not even better (if that is possible!!) Keep watching this space! Big thanks to Denise Parsons from Trestle Arts Base for organising the event, and also of course to all the hugely talented acts that took part too.

We should also thank again The Boot, St Albans, for providing food and drink on the day and for organising a raffle for us too as well as taking collecting tins. Big thanks to the Meating Room St Albans for providing free mini burgers, also to Lush St Albans for also handing out freebies on the day. Empire Records St Albans also lent a hand advertising the event, and also taking collecting tins for us as well for which we are very grateful.

Not forgetting of course all our amazing volunteers who did such a marvellous job collecting donations from the general public, and also handed out info packs and free condoms to passers by too.

All in all it was a very successful day and we are looking forward to holding another busking day very soon, now that the weather has improved!

Thanks as ever for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

Tom Craven 2 Tom Craven 1

Steve Dagleish 2 Steve Dagleish 1

Starseedz 1 Starseedz 2

Nick Stephenson 2 David Hoare

Denise Parsons Emma McGrath & Alfie Nikitas

Emma McGrath & Alfie Nikitas Neil Stanton 2

Neil Stanton 1 Nick Stephenson 1

David Hoare Volunteer 3

Volunteer 2 Volunteer 1

Alison Raymond Alison Raymond

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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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The Crescent Summer Newsletter

Hi all,

Please see our latest newsletter with info on all activities and forthcoming events !

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

The Crescent Newsletter Summer 2014

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Wonderful Local Support “Saves the Crescent” St Albans Review

Hi All,

Another great article in the St Albans Review today describing all the wonderful support from local people and businesses recently that has helped keep us going and helping so many.

We are truly very grateful for all the help and support shown by so many kind people lately! Please help us repay their faith in us and spread the word about our forthcoming fundraising events on 24th and 30th of May so that we can keep on helping those in need of support across Hertfordshire and beyond.

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/11187124.Crescent_charity_saved_from_closure_by__outstanding__support/?ref=var_0

Thanks again for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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