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Busking Day and into 2016

Hi all,

A busy time since December apologies for the delay in updating our blog!

Our World Aids Day exhibition of the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project in Luton at the Carnival Arts Centre was very well received indeed and we look forward to exhibiting this in other locations throughout 2016.

Our busking day in December raising awareness of HIV in the community and raising funds went exceptionally well with well almost £1500 raised. Thank you to everyone who helped with the event and of course to the wonderfully talented local musicians who donated their time and talent to make the event such a success yet again.

There will be another of these popular events coming up in the spring so keep watching this space for more details. We will have another open day during the summer and a concert plus a quiz so lots to look forward to.

Our creative writing course has got off to a good start and continues this year every two weeks, after the Tuesday lunch group, until the end of March. Details here: Write It Out at the Crescent

Regular events such as the Sunday Lunch continue with the first lunch on 24 January and then the last Sunday of every month thereafter. In addition our Tuesday lunch continues every week from 12.30.

This year we are continuing with our daily open access drop in service for advice, information, free condoms (by post or collect in person), emotional and practical support, bi monthly complementary therapy sessions, young persons group and free postal HIV testing services for all. Twice weekly counselling sessions are available (with appointments available on Tuesday evenings also) Regular outreach and training work is planned and there are more awareness events coming up.

Plenty to do, we cannot rest on our laurels as late diagnosis of HIV continues to be a problem in west Hertfordshire, most notably Hemel Hempstead and Watford areas in particular where rates continue to be well above national average.

We can’t do what we do without your help so thank you for helping  and supporting us in 2015, and we wish you all a happy healthy and prosperous 2016.

Keep watching this space for further updates and news of our next events.

The Crescent Team

 

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Photos From The Fashion Show with Chloe James Lifestyle

Hi All,

Here are just some of the photos from the fashion show at the Cote Brasserie with Chloe James Lifestyle. It was a fantastic night raising funds and awareness of HIV too. We are hugely grateful to the staff and customers of Chloe James for making the event such a success.

Next event coming up is at the town hall on 30th May, details to come soon but get ready for a party with a difference… keep watching this space but keep the evening free..

Thanks for your continued support as ever,

The Crescent Team

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HIV Training Service Proving A Great Success !

Hi All,

Feedback from our training sessions today and last Friday shows that there is an ever present need for HIV educators to work with all sectors of the community to spread awareness, discuss the issue of stigma and encourage regular testing.

We had an excellent response from a training session at the University of East London last week, and our presentations to teams of Health Care professionals in Buckinghamshire last month, and again this week.

100% of attendees rated the courses delivered as excellent or good (at least 75% rated as excellent in all categories, such as meeting needs, relevance, content, and delivery)

Comments made during and after the events included;

“Excellent presentation, very informative” ”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course which added more to my knowledge of HIV/AIDS”

“Really interesting, I’m going to have a talk with my children”

“Thank you for the training, you have opened my eyes and dispelled some myths – it was brilliant”

“An excellent contribution on living with HIV and even better to hear from the 50+ generation too”

“We had a great session demystifying HIV with members of Crescent Support Group. A truly wonderful time spent”

“Good session, cleared some HIV myths and perceptions. HIV is not a death sentence and your social status does not protect you from it”
“The Crescent is really dispelling the myths of HIV”

We look forward to delivering more of our training with those organisations that have already contacted us, and are very willing to assist anyone looking for similar training / education packages or PLWHIV as public speakers. All of our training is delivered by people living with, or affected by HIV.

For more information contact the Crescent on 01727 842532 email info@thecrescent.org.uk or twitter @CrescentSupport.

Looking forward now to our Quiz Night fundraiser on 24th May 2013, more details of this can be found below;

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Thanks again for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

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The Crescent Offers More !

Dear all,

Thanks to the wonderful support of local people we can now offer improved opening hours and more services. Sunday lunch events will now be once a month, complementary therapies wil be provided on the second Friday and last Wednesday of each month.

New opening hours are

New Opening Hours for 2013

Monday 12 to 6 pm

Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm

Wednesday 8.30 am to 1.30 pm (10am to 4pm last Wednesday of each month)

Thursday 10 am to 5 pm

Friday 10 am to 5 pm

Out of hours appointments also available, please contact us for details.

More news to follow shortly, keep watching this space and thank you for your support as ever.

The Crescent Team

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Benefit Concert – Today 8pm – See You There

Hi all,

Last minute preparations for the concert tonight at St Saviours are almost complete, looking forward to seeing you there if you can make it, promises to be a wonderful evening indeed.

Details in poster and programme links below, and thanks again for your ongoing support,

The Crescent Team

Flyer and poster V3 CSG Fundraiser02 2013

CB1008 The Crescent Charity Concert Programme FOR WEB

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