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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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Stand Tall Get Snapped Project Exhibition at St Albans Cathedral

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce that we are bringing the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project exhibition, featuring members of the Crescent, for two weeks in November and December to commemorate World Aids Day this year.

This will be held at St Albans Cathedral from 24th November to 05 December to mark the beginning of national HIV testing week (22 to 29 November) and World Aids Day 2014 (01 December).

More info on the event can be found here https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/exhibitions/stand-tall-exhibition

and more on the Stand Tall get Snapped Project here http://www.edlondonphotography.co.uk/stand-tall-get-snapped-trailer

We also have another busking day coming up on 06 December to also commemorate the event and on the 1st of December a cabin in the Christmas Market, more on this follows shortly…

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

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A Fantastic Fashion Show Night !

Thursday night was a sell out success ! The fashion show held by Chloe James Lifestyle for our benefit was hugely popular! We are so grateful to Donna and Maria from the lovely shop in the High Street, the Cote Brasserie also in St Albans High Street, and The Salon St Albans for all the hard work that went into making the night a great success. We even had Annie Brewster, our Mayor from 2013/14, modelling some of the lovely outfits.

The raffle will be drawn on Monday, so for those of you who still would like a ticket please call the store on 01727843431, or call in at 12 the High Street this weekend, open from 9.30 to 6pm Saturday and 11 to 5pm Sunday. Lots of great prizes including a £200 makeover at The Salon St Albans!

A great review of the evening by someone who was there on the night can be found here http://stateofadress.com/chloe-james-catwalk-show/ Lots of lovely photos included, will post more when we have some too.

Huge thanks from all of us to all of you who participated in the evening, or bought a raffle ticket, we really do appreciate your support, it does make a world of difference to us and allows us to keep doing our vital work.

More news to come in the next few weeks, including another concert, a fantastic exhibition of the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project at St Albans Cathedral for two weeks over the World Aids Day period, a busking day on 06 December at the Clock Tower, a cabin in the Christmas Market in December, street collections, a market stall, so much more to come! Not forgetting of course the talented students from St Columbas College who are working on our behalf to raise funds for their Dragon’s Apprentice challenge this year, more about this here http://www.dragonsapprenticechallenge.com/

Thanks as ever for your support, keep watching this space for updates on the above events up to Christmas and into 2015 !

The Crescent Team

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Rachel Dilley Features In Womans’ Own Magazine Tomorrow Talking About HIV

Hi All

Rachel will feature in tomorrow’s Womans’ own magazine talking about her life with HIV, will publish a link to the article when available too but do pick up a copy if you can.

Thanks for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

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Our Member Rachel Talking Live on Sydney Australia’s KIIS1065 Tomorrow night at 8.25 (our time)

Hi All,

Following her appearances on TV and in the press in the two weeks our member Rachel will be talking to Sydney’s premier breakfast show at 8.25pm GMT tomorrow about her life with HIV. You can listen live here http://iheartradio.net.au/widget/player.html?station=kiis1065

The producers are sending us a recording after the show which we will share too in case you cannot listen online.

Thank you for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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BBC3Counties Radio JVS Show Friday 16 August

Hi All,

You can listen again to the radio interview on the call in programme the JVS show with Lisa Power (THT) and DR Richard Ma, with our Iain Murtagh taking calls from the general public, and discussing the ban on HIV positive people working in certain areas of the medical profession.

You can listen again for the next 4 days here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01d3w6n we are on from just after the 10am news, just over an hour into the programme.

Will be appearing on more news broadcasts soon, keep watching this space for more on this coming shortly.

Thanks as ever for your support

The Crescent Team

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A Big Thank You To The Load Of Hay Watford

Hi all,

We would just like to say a huge thank you to Andy, Silé, Petra and the team at the Load of Hay Watford for their support last Saturday and for hosting our annual Christmas in July event.

Despite the weather there was a good turnout and we raised much needed funds for people living with HIV in the area.

Without the support of such good people we would not survive so from all of us Thank You !! keep watching this space for our next Quiz Night event due soon…

The Crescent Team

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Christmas In July Saturday 27th July from 7.30 PM at The Load of Hay Watford

Hi all,

Just to let you know our next fund raiser will be our annual event in conjunction with the Load of Hay Pinner Road Watford this Saturday 27th July from 7.30 onwards.

All welcome there will be a raffle and the usual frivolities!! All aiming to raise funds for us to keep helping those in need!

Hope to see you there,

You can find out more about the Load of Hay here https://www.facebook.com/#!/theloadofhay

Thanks again for your ongoing support,

The Crescent Team

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Anonymous HIV Disclosure Survey – Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Cambridge

Dear all,

We have been contacted by Charlotte, a student at Anglia Ruskin University, to ask if we can assist with a survey that forms part of a PhD project exploring the process through which people living with HIV tell their intimate partners about their status.

At the bottom of this post is a link to the survey plus an information poster about the research and the possibility of a prize for taking part. The survey is an anonymous study which will allow you to share your thoughts, experiences, and feelings on the subject of disclosure to a close partner. It is estimated to take under 30 mins to complete.

Here is an extract from Charlotte’s email;

I am a second year PhD student at the Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. My thesis looks at the process through which people living with HIV in the UK manage the issue of disclosure within an intimate relationship.

The first study that is just being formally released is a survey that can be competed online. People that are living with HIV in the UK and are 18 years or older are warmly invited to take part. It asks about thoughts, views and experiences of sharing a positive status within an intimate partnership. It does not matter whether the person has had previous experience of disclosing or not; I would like to hear from everyone. This study has been fully approved by the University Faculty Research Ethics Panel.

In an attempt to reimburse people who take part for their time and effort there will be an opportunity following completion of the survey to enter an optional prize draw that is open to this study and a HIV stigma study. Two winners from a raffle will be given a £25 voucher (from their choice of Amazon, Argos, or Tesco). We also hope that the findings will also provide longer-term benefits to PLWHA. It is intended for the findings to be analyzed, published and disseminated in a HIV service users magazine/ communicated to the Terrence Higgins Trust/ Positively UK/ National AIDS Trust in order to be used as support and information for people who wish to disclosure their HIV safely to their partners in the future.

Kind regards

Charlotte

If you wish to take part the Survey can be found here http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/1095926/researchintohiv

More info and contact details for the study can be found in this poster Flyer for a disclosure study

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Quiz Night Approaches !

Hi all,

Link to the herts Advertiser article here;

http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/quiz_night_set_to_boost_st_albans_hiv_centre_the_crescent_1_2169245

Hope to see some of you there, tickets selling fast be sure to call early for yours !

Thanks for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

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