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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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Crescent Open Day And Garden Party Sunday 03 September 2017 2 – 6pm

Hi all

This Sunday is our annual open day and garden party with live music from local bands, a raffle, wine, beer, tea, coffee and cake, lots of cake, and other refreshments too. A free entry event, come along, find out more about our work in the community, see our facilities, meet staff and volunteers. Enjoy talented musicians in the sunshine !

Artists performing include Emily Aldrich, Starseedz, Li – Li, The Papersnakes & Tom Craven

There will be a raffle with great prizes including a meal for two with wine thanks to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks £25 voucher for food and drink Great Northern Restaurant & Pub two tickets to the live music project Trestle Arts Base to see Sko-mads and many others, a private house gig by the great Tom M Craven (who will be playing on Sunday too) plus the chance to co host a local radio show with the lovely Denise Parsons The Parsons Knows ! Dont miss it, this Sunday from 2.00 to 6.00 pm

For more info see our facebook event page;

https://www.facebook.com/events/1161595397317437/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, 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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Elizabeth Arden & Boots St Albans Fundraiser 05 August

Great raffle prizes and a bit of pampering too, please do come along, help us to keep working to protect our community, every penny helps us keep fighting #HIV Catch us this Friday too on Radio Verulam from 10.30 on the Jonnie Seabrook show talking about this event, open day, sausage sizzles and more !

The Crescent Support Group

Hi all,

Our next fundraiser will be on Saturday 05 August at Boots in St Peters Street St Albans from 10am to 3pm with a raffle to win £100’s of beauty essentials, and more besides from the lovely people at Elizabeth Arden and Boots!

Please do come along to find out more about our work, help us keep helping those who are most in need in our community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks as ever for your support,

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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Crescent Sunday and Tuesday Lunch Events

Dear all,

Here is our Sunday Lunch calendar for 2015. Click Here For Dates >>

Living with or affected by HIV, all are welcome, bring a friend or two if you like, just let us know so we can cater for numbers ! Held at our centre in St Albans these are always very popular.If you cannot make the Sunday events remember we have a lunch every Tuesday from 12.30 too, again all are welcome! The Crescent Team

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Our Trustee Rachel Gets Press Coverage In the Daily Mail and Sun Newspapers

Dear all,

More coverage this week in both the Daily Mail and The Sun Newspapers with our Trustee the lovely Rachel talking about life with HIV.

Links below, please feel free to share !

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2979005/Three-HIV-positive-women-share-incredible-stories-living-disease-no-longer-death-sentence.html

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/health/health/6352785/Were-happy-and-healthy-women-despite-having-HIV.html?CMP=spklr-153174873-Editorial-TWITTER-TheSunNewspaper-20150303-Real%20life

Don’t forget if you are concerned about HIV you can get advice from the Crescent, plus a free home sampling HIV testing kit, just email testing@thecrescent.org.uk call 01727 842532 or call in to our drop in anytime to collect a kit.

Thanks for your support as ever

The Crescent Team

“Living with HIV? Call in to our drop in any day, or join us for lunch on a Tuesday from 12.30 each week, or for our Sunday Lunch which we hold once a month, next on 12th April, then 03 May and 07 June, more details on our website http://www.thecrescent.org.uk

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Fantastic reviews for our Stand Tall Exhibition at St Albans Cathedral

Hi All

We have had some great reviews for the exhibition of the Stand Tall Get Snapped Exhibition at St Albans Cathedral which has been running throughout National HIV Testing week and World Aids Day week, closing today at 15.45hrs.

We will share some of the visitors comments with you shortly as they are recorded in a visitors book, the Cathedral have commented that it is the best exhibition that they have seen in many years! It has been so thrilling to be able to exhibit the project in such an atmospheric place , and under the rose window unveiled by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1989, another great champion of people living with HIV

A link to the Herts Advertiser article is below http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/living_with_hiv_a_photographer_s_view_on_display_at_st_albans_cathedral_1_3864608

Huge thanks to all at St Albans Cathedral especially Richard Watson, to Edo Zollo the talented photographer, to all who participated in the project especially the Crescent members Chris and Rachel.

More news follows shortly, we finish our World Aids Day events with a busking day tomorrow at the Clock Tower in St Albans along with a stall in the main street market and collections throughout the city.

We hope you will come along to join us, as well as great music there is also a raffle for a huge range of prizes including a 40″ Toshiba LED TV…

Thanks for your support as ever

The Crescent Team

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A great review of the Chloe James Fashion Show Fundraiser

Hi All,

A great review of the Chloe James Charity Fashion show here http://stateofadress.com/chloe-james-catwalk-show/ ! The night went so very well and raised an amazing £1500 to which the lovely Annie Brewster our former Mayor added an additional £1000 which is simply fantastic!

We are so very grateful to all those who took part, bought a raffle ticket, to the lovely ladies at Chloe James Lifestyle who worked so hard to put this together for us and of course to Annie Brewster who not only modelled on the night but also contributed such a generous amount to the total too.

St Albans people we salute you and on behalf of all those we support, Thank you !!

More events coming up shortly including a concert, another Busking Day on 06 December, plus a simply wonderful World Aids Day exhibition of the ground breaking Stand Tall Get Snapped photography exhibition at St Albans Cathedral for two weeks from the 24th November to 05 December, a stall in the Christmas Market, street collections in December and more, keep watching this space for more news coming soon !!

Thanks again for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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Listen in this Sunday we will be on BBC 3 Counties from 9.30pm with Chloe James Lifestyle

Dear all,

As previously mentioned we will be on BBC3 Counties this Sunday talking about HIV, Fundraising and of course our forthcoming fashion show being held at the Cote Brasserie High Street St Albans from 7pm This Thursday 02 October. This wonderful event sold out last time so get your tickets quickly from the Chloe James store on 01727843431 or enquiries@chloejameslifestyle.co.uk.

There will also be a raffle with some very lovely prizes so even if you cannot make the night itself you could still buy a raffle ticket to bag yourself a very lovely prize !! We will post a link to listen again after the interview of course.

Chloe James

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Huge thanks to the lovely ladies at Chloe James who have raised so much for local charities with these events, we are very lucky to have been chosen as the recipient of the funds raised for the second time this year. We know how much time and effort has to go into such things, and are very grateful indeed for the hard work expended on our behalf. Big thanks also to the Cote Brasserie for hosting this event for the second time this year.

Hope to see you there,

The Crescent Team

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