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The Crescent Open Day 25 Sept 2pm

Dear all,

Our annual open day garden party is this weekend from 2pm at 19 Russell Avenue AL3 5ES. All are welcome, free entry with live music from local bands, Starseedz, Li Li and Papersnakes, tea, coffee, wine, beer and cider, cake, sandwiches, and loads of other nibbles, did we mention cake? There will be lots of that !!

We are very grateful for the donations of cakes, doughnuts and brownies from @soniacrumbsnall, @stalbansdeli and @thepuddingstop as well as the wonderful raffle prizes donated by local retailers and friends of the Crescent including;

A bottle of vintage champagne from @3910wines,

A complimentary gin tasting for six from @tomokaspirits,

Bottles of ale from @3brewers

Vouchers from @thepuddingstop @empirestalbans and @thebootstalbans,

Art by @cfentonart, books by Paul Eccentric, James Wharton, Kevee Lynch

Vouchers for the live music project – free entry for two plus a complimentary drink

and much more !

Raffle tickets available on the day or from the Crescent at 19 Russell Avenue AL3 5ES £1.50 each or £5 for 5. Call 01727 842532 or email info@thecrescent.org.uk to reserve tickets or call in to collect during opening hours (open late most evenings too)

Look forward to seeing you on the day, help us celebrate our great achievement this year of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service too. The award will be presented during the afternoon by her Majesty’s representatives.

None of this would be possible without your continued support, so thank you to all those who have helped us to get this far. Please do pop in to see us during the afternoon if you can, it will be a fun afternoon as always.

The Crescent team

 

 

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – The Crescent

Dear all

Earlier in the year we were amazed and truly honoured to have been nominated for the above award by the Bishop of St Albans and we are now very pleased to announce that we have been successful.

The attached press release gives more details on the award which is the highest award a voluntary organisation can receive in the UK, described as the MBE for a voluntary organisation.

None of this would have been possible without your support and of course the hard work and dedication of our team of volunteers. We, on behalf of those we support, would like to thank you all very much and hope that you will continue to support us as we still need your help as much as ever.

More information on the award here QAVS The Crescent Press Release

As ever thank you all for your continued support, we really couldn’t do all we do without you.

The Crescent Team

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BBC 3 Counties today after 1pm Nick Coffer show

Hi all,

We will be on the Nick Coffer show this afternoon on BBC3 Counties 95.5 & 104.5FM talking about HIV and our forthcoming quiz night fundraiser. Tune in or listen online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecountiesradio.

We will publish a link to the listen again after the programme too.

Thanks for your continued support.

The Crescent TeamCrescent Quiz Poster 08 Aug 14

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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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More coverage in the Daily Mail, St Albans Review, Hertfordshire Mercury and more..

Hi all,

Here are some links to the latest articles featuring the Crescent and our member Rachel in the local and national press following the appearance in the Sunday People and ITV’s This Morning programme.

More to come as we have requests for interviews from news teams across the UK and as far away as Australia too.. Keep watching this space for more news coverage..

Hertfordshire Mercury articles here

http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/News/Hertfordshire-HIV-charity-The-Crescent-in-fundraising-battle-20140322101350.htm

http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Health/Hertfordshire-woman-with-HIV-who-appeared-on-This-Morning-speaks-about-the-condition-20140321095713.htm

St Albans Review article here

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/11075903.Woman_who_thought_only_Africans_could_get_HIV_blames__lack_of_education_/

Daily Mail article here

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2582282/The-terrible-legacy-one-mothers-search-mid-life-love-Newly-single-39-Rachel-went-online-dating-What-happened-terrify-woman-tempted-same.html

Keep watching there is more to come..

Thanks for your support as ever

The Crescent Team

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Stand Tall Get Snapped Project – at the Brighton Dome Monday 24/02 to 08/03

Hi all,

The fantastic Stand Tall Get Snapped has reached Brighton and will be running at the Brighton Dome from this Monday (24th February) until Saturday 08 March in conjunction with the Sussex Beacon.

As you may recall if you have been following us for some time, the exhibition of 30 different people living with HIV features Crescent members. We have been part of the project since launch in December 2012 at the Reading Rooms in Soho and has been to Manchester and Glasgow most recently.

More details of the event can be found here;

http://brightondome.org/event/4908/stand_tall_get_snapped/#.UwcvhZtJI3U.email

More about the fascinating and educational project itself here;

http://www.edlondonphotography.co.uk/stand-tall-get-snapped-trailer

and here;

http://sosogay.co.uk/2012/the-positive-project-fighting-hiv-prejudice-through-photography/

Entry is free so do go along to see this great project combating stigma

The Crescent Team

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Our Patron James Wharton Awarded Freedom of the City of London

Dear all,

I’m sure you will join us in congratulating our wonderful patron James Wharton who has announced he will be awarded the Freedom of the City of London on Monday 3rd February.

James works tirelessly for LGBT causes, including Stonewall, and is author of Out In The Army. He is also Patron of the Crescent alongside the equally fabulous CJ de Mooi.

Great work James, and well deserved! Congratulations !

The Crescent Team

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Fundraising Concert At St Saviours Church St Albans 06 December 2013 at 19.30

Hi all,

Another event for your diaries, following the success of last year we have another concert at St Saviours Church St Albans AL1 4DF on 06 December from 7.30pm.

Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) now available from the Crescent on 01727 842532 or info@thecrescent.org.uk. Alternatively you can purchase on the door if you prefer.

It will be an evening of light classical and popular music from the Hertfordshire Chamber Ensemble again as last year. All the participants have donated their time free of charge, (as has St Saviours with the venue) to help Save the Crescent.

Hope you can come along to support us, every penny raised goes to helping those affected by HIV in Hertfordshire and beyond.

For more details see the poster below, (huge thanks as ever to Clive Batkin for the design work and his constant support, and to C9Creative for printing for free and at short notice too!) look forward to seeing you there !

Thanks for your support as ever,

The Crescent Team

Click here for a poster ! 2013 Concert CSG

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Interview on BBCRadio 5 Live This Morning

Hi all,

We were called by Radio 5 Live this morning to appear on their morning programme with Victoria Derbyshire talking about funding cuts and charities having to find alternative funding to survive.

You can listen again here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0377mv3/Victoria_Derbyshire_24_07_2013/ We feature from 36mins 8 seconds onwards.

Hope to see you all at our fundraiser on Saturday night at the Load of Hay Pinner Road Watford from 7.30pm

Thanks for your support,

The Crescent Team

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Out in the Army Book Reading Event Barclays St Albans, 19/07/2013 at 6.45pm

Hello all,

As promised, our next event will be next Friday 17th July 2013 at Barclays 18 St Peter’s St
St Albans Herts from 6.45pm.

Our Patron, James Wharton, will be reading from his new book “Out In The Army” There will be books available to purchase at the event from which the publisher, Biteback publishing ( https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/) will make a donation to us from each book sold.

Alternatively you can purchase via the website using promo code THECRESCENT for which we will also receive a donation. You can also purchase the book at any good bookshop, or other similar retailer.

Entry is free to the event, but a donation is always welcome which can be made to any of the Crescent staff or volunteers who will be there.

Outinthearmy

More on the book is available on the Biteback website https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/books/out-in-the-army-hardback

Some feedback about the book here;

Stephen Fry
“ A wonderful, stirring and thrilling read. I laughed, wept and winced…”

Matthew Todd, ATTITUDE
“An inspiring read from start to finish…”

Ben Summerskill OBE
“A highly readable and distinctly twenty-first-century boy’s own tale…”

Matthew Cain, Culture Editor, Channel 4 News
“A fascinating and charming insight…”

We hope to see you at the event! we would like to thank Barclays St Albans for their wonderful help in providing the venue for us, and for their support for the evening.

Thank you for your support too, as ever !

The Crescent Team

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