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Herts Aid Watford Closure – The Crescent lends a helping hand…

For all those affected by the, hopefully short term, closure of Herts Aid offices in Watford the Crescent is of course able to provide assistance should you need it as we will be open in Russell Avenue St Albans every day.

Anyone in need of help or advice, who wishes to do so locally, can visit our centre in St Albans, phone us on 01727842532 / 07904812500 or reach us on info@thecrescent.org.uk you will always be welcome, details of some of our events can be found on our website http://www.thecrescent.org.uk

Following reports in the local press concerning the number of people living with HIV in the area last week we would like to reiterate that it is our intention to remain open, despite funding cuts by Herts County Council who stopped all our funding in 2011.

We are only able to do so though with the support and generosity of the general public. It is our 25th year supporting those living with HIV (we were founded on the first World Aids Day in 1988) and we intend to remain doing so until such time as a cure is found.

If you can help us either by making a donation, or other way (such as volunteering)then please do visit our website, http://www.thecrescent.org.uk, or contact us on the details listed above.

The Crescent Team

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Wonderful News From The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans

Dear all,

Fantanstic news !! The Cathedral have made a substantial donation to the Save The Crescent Fund !! We are very pleased to receive such a kind and generous gift and this is a great start to our fundraising appeal.

This means we will be able to restart more services sooner than expected to help those living with, or affected by HIV, in the Diocese. This along with several other generous donations from local people, and from further afield, is helping us maintain our much needed services.

The Crescent on behalf of their members would like to express their heartfelt thanks for this donation which is a great start to our forthcoming fundraising event. We are now looking forward to the concert on 22nd of February which we expect will be a great success, and hope will bring more much needed funds for our service.

Tomorrow there will be an article in the Hertfordshire Advertiser about the benefit concert on 22nd Feb, details of which we will post here shortly.

Thanks once again to the Cathedral and of course to all of you providing us with such wonderful support!

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

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Save The Crescent Benefit Concert Poster

Flyer and poster V3 CSG Fundraiser02 2013

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The Crescent Charity Benefit Concert 22nd February From 8PM

Dear all,

More info on the forthcoming benefit concert being held at St Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans on Friday 22nd February 2013 from 8PM.

It will be an evening of light classical and popular music featuring a wind instrument ensemble, barbershop group and saxophone quartet.

Tickets starting at £12 (£10 concessions) are available to reserve in advance, and can also be purchased on the night. Full details of the programme by the Hertfordshire Chamber Ensemble, who are putting together the event for us entirely free of charge, will follow next week.

Our Patron CJ de Mooi will also be making a guest appearance, and performing too, along possibly with some others. More details on this shortly.

Refreshments will be available, all proceeds from the event will be going to the Crescent, and we would like to thank everyone involved for their kind generosity

Keep watching this space, more details of the programme next week, You can reserve tickets through the Crescent in St Albans, email info@thecrescent.org.uk, or call 01727 842532. Tickets will also be available on the night itself, however the events are usually extremely popular so do contact us to reserve your tickets.

Look forward to seeing you there,

The Crescent Team

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Fundraising Concert 22nd February in St Albans

Hi all,

A fundraising concert will be held in aid of the Crescent on the evening of 22nd February in St Albans. All proceeds to the Crescent as all those performing, the venue, and refreshments are all being donated to help us.

We are truly grateful for the generosity of those involved, more details will follow shortly, but please keep the evening free if you can.

More services at the Crescent are being restored shortly including Therapies and free Insti HIV testing.

Keep watching this space… we are working on so much more..

Thanks for your ongoing support too,

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

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Article out in PositiveLite today – More on our fight…

Hi all,

Another article out today in PositiveLite, more to come, keep watching this space and thanks for your ongoing support,

http://positivelite.com/component/zoo/item/we-re-still-here

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

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How the Crescent Kept Me Alive – Link To the Article Online

Hi all,

Here is the link as promised yesterday to the article in the Hertfordshire Advertiser featuring an interview with a service member talking about how the Crescent saved her life.

Thanks for your support,

The Crescent Team

http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st_albans_hiv_support_centre_the_crescent_kept_me_alive_says_sufferer_1_1789279

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