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Peter Tatchell Joins The Fight To Save The Crescent

Dear all,

The Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell has released this statement in support of the Crescent;

“I’m surprised and shocked that the funding has been cut and awarded to another service provider, apparently without public consultation or open tendering. This looks unethical. I hope the council will give a full explanation and reconsider its decision,”

More articles to follow this week, keep watching this space!

Thanks for your support

The Crescent Team

 

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County Council Branded Rotten – Pink News Article Out Today

Hi All,

Another article out today in Pink News about the funding situation. It makes reference to the Private Eye article and talks about the service now being run by volunteers.

Link to the article is here http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/09/21/hertfordshire-council-branded-rotten-over-hiv-charity-decision/

Keep watching – more to come!

Have a good weekend and thanks for your support,

The Crescent Team

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STAND TALL GET SNAPPED PROJECT VIDEO LAUNCH

Hi all,

The Stand Tall Get Snapped Project launches soon in Frith Street, a teaser of the project video is available now here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-C8PDQ6koo&feature=plcp featuring Crescent staff and members who participated in the project as photo subjects and in voicing the stories of people living with HIV in the full video to be released shortly.

More info on the project is available here http://standtallgetsnapped30hivpeople.tumblr.com/ 

We are at the Crescent are very pleased to be part of this project fighting stigma and raising awareness. It is one of the many reasons why we are fighting to save the Crescent!

Keep watching this space for more info and updates!

Thanks for your continued support;

The Crescent Team

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More BBC Coverage Today

Hi All,

Another interview broadcast on BBC3 Counties breakfast show this morning and we are featuring in the news bulletins every half hour.. more to come… keep watching this space.. We will keep fighting on, even if we have to organise a protest, or something more direct to draw national attention to this appalling situation.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

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BBC3 Counties 14 September Interview

Hi all,

Another interview that you can listen to now via the BBC3CR website here;  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7m8 Crescent Manager Iain talks to presenter Iain Lee about the Private Eye article, working as a volunteer, and the prospect of chaining himself to the department of health, or county hall…

Thank you for your continued support… more to come, including further radio appearances next week, and details of another investigation on going at present… keep watching this space..

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

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Radio Verulam Interview Thursday 13 September at 5.45

Hi all,

You can listen to the interview on Radio Verulam’s website here http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/station/archives/13 select the Thursday 5pm onwards entry and forward to 33 mins 44 seconds where the interview then starts. Crescent Manager Iain talking about the cuts imposed by Hertfordshire County Council, and the connection between Herts Aid and the County Council via Sally Newton as highlighted by Private Eye in their “Rotten Boroughs” feature in the current edition.

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

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BBC 3 Counties Radio Updated !! now on from 6.45 am

Hi All,

We will be appearing on BBC3 Counties radio Breakfast Show tomorrow, (Friday 14th) please do tune in after 6.30am if you can. If you are unable to at that time it will be available on the BBC Iplayer for a further 7 days to listen again.

Here is a link to BBC 3 Counties site; http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecountiesradio/programmes

The Breakfast show hosted by Iain Lee and is on from 6am to 9am every weekday.

Best wishes

The Crescent team

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Another article out today in The Hertfordshire Advertiser

Hi All,

Another piece in the Advertiser today which highlights the Private Eye article and the funding issue. We will post a link to it when available.

Thanks again to the Herts Advertiser, and to all of you for your continued support. We will be on Radio Verulam this afternoon to discuss the continuing crisis.

Link to the Herts Advertiser site here http://www.hertsad.co.uk/home as you can read online now, but requires registration first. When freely available we will link to it it then too.

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

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Radio Verulam DriveTime – Amended now Thursday from 5pm

Hi all,

The St Albans review article out now is proving very popular ! We will be on Radio Verulam http://www.radioverulam.com/ Thursday afternoon on the Drive Time show too, tune in if you  can they cover St Albans, Harpenden, Redbourn, Radlett, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and surrounding areas on 92.6FM and online too. There is more to follow! Keep watching this space for more updates and thank you for your support.

The Crescent Team

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St Albans Review Article Out Now

Hi all,

Another article in support of the Crescent featuring interviews with service members is out today in the St Albans Review. you can see the article here http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/9921837.St_Albans_HIV_centre_could_be_forced_to_close/

More to come, keep watching this space…

The Crescent Team

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