A fantastic weekend of events, On Friday we managed to get a huge number of commuters to take Red Ribbons to commemorate World Aids Day, also we collected a very substantial sum from those very kind folk during the day. We were honoured to be joined by our new Patron, Alex Mayer MEP who helped collect and distribute ribbons with us in the afternoon.
An article in the Herts Advertiser about our new Patron and our World AIDS day events here http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st-albans-hiv-charity-the-crescent-holds-events-for-world-aids-day-1-5302214
Our Busking Day on Saturday was similarly successful, we had many interesting conversations about HIV and the current issues and raised much awareness with over 1000 ribbons distributed on that day alone.
On Sunday our Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings was similarly busy, so much so that we will be back again on 17th December for another Sizzle at Bunnings in Griffiths Way !
A huge thank you to all who helped with the events, performed at the busking day and distributed ribbons. Most importantly thank you to all those who took a ribbon, donated and those who stopped to find out more about HIV and the Crescent’s work
We simply cannot do what we do without you !
Thanks as ever for your support
The Crescent Team
World AIDS Day is almost upon us! This Friday is also our 29th Anniversary and to mark the day we will be holding an awareness event at St Albans City Station where we hope to be joined by a special guest for the evening rush hour. Then on Saturday we are holding another of our famous “Busking days” more info on this can be found on our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/511352439225154/ including a running order for the many performers again this year including our good friends Starseedz, Li Li and Tom Craven to name but three ! The event starts at 11am at the Clock Tower, Market Place, St Albans. Then on Sunday we have another “SausageSizzle” at our lovely friends at Bunnings in Griffiths Way StAlbans from 10.30 am.
We hope to see you there, without your support we cannot do what we do. Help us celebrate our anniversary as we move into our 30th year supporting those living with, or affected by HIV in our community.
Thanks as ever
The Crescent Team
Some dates for your diaries !
Next month will see us at Harpenden Railway Station all day on 13th October to raise awareness of HIV and also funds for the Crescent.
The following day on 14th October we will be holding another “Sausage Sizzle” and Cake Stall at Bunnings Griffiths Way in St Albans.
For World AIDS Day this year we will be at St Albans City Railway Station on 1st December, and appearing on Radio Verulam, The Out and About Show from 1.15.
On 2nd December we will be holding another Busking Day at the Clock Tower in the City Centre from 11am.
On 03 December we will be back at Bunnings Griffiths Way in St Albans for another Cake Sale and “Sausage Sizzle” all day.
More to follow soon, keep watching this space, thank you for your support as ever.
The Crescent Team
We will be holding another Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings, Griffiths Way, St Albans this Saturday (01 April) from 9am to 4pm. We are immensely grateful for the support from Bunnings (the new owners of the UK Homebase Stores) who provide the facilities for this marvellous fundraiser. Please do come down to the store in Griffiths Way St Albans (formerly the large Homebase store at the bottom of St Stephens and Holywell Hill, adjacent to the large Sainsbury store) on Saturday, check out their great range of DIY and gardening products, get a “Sausage Sizzle” and /or a lovely home baked cake and help to continue helping those most in need in our community too.
Keep following this blog, or our facebook or twitter (@CrescentSupport) to find out more about our fundraising and awareness events coming up next, (including our regular summer Busking day in the City centre on Saturday 03 June 2017), more details to follow shortly…
Thanks as ever for all your support, we cant do what we do without you !
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday !
The Crescent Team
Sorry to have been so quiet, so much going on so little time to update our blog ! Where to begin ? Firstly to report that our World Aids Day events in Luton and our busking event in St Albans City went very well indeed. We displayed the Stand Tall Get Snapped project again in December 2016 for WAD in conjunction with the Luton NHS and third sector services at the Carnival Arts Centre. The exhibition was again well received by all who attended and our regular busking event in St Albans City Centre on 03 December raised over £2000! An amazing result indeed and we are truly grateful to all those who took part, performed and held collecting buckets for us on the day and of course immense thanks to those wonderfully generous individuals who made donations as ever!
For the Christmas period we had a Christmas tree outside our building throughout the season, loaded with condoms and info packs for people to take as they passed the building day or night. This seems to have been universally popular and so we will do the same again next year for sure.
Moving onto 2017 we were pleased to have been chosen by Bunnings (the new Australian owners of Homebase) be part of the launch of the first UK Bunnings stores. The two former Homebase stores in St Albans are the first stores to reopen as Bunnings. The company have a great interest in supporting the community and working with charities and groups to help them achieve their objectives. So far Bunnings have helped us enormously by redecorating our therapy, counselling and treatment room and supplying equipment to help us with our work.
On the 18th of February as part of the ongoing celebrations we will be hosting the “SausageSizzle” and cake sale at the branch in Griffiths Way St Albans AL1 2RJ from 9am to 4pm. All proceeds from the sale will come to us so please do come along, buy a sausage from the BBQ or a cake from the stall and help us keep helping those in the community, and check out the great deals at the UK’s newest home improvement and DIY store too!
Also from the 15 to 17th February we will be hosting another exhibition of the Stand Tall Get Snapped Project in the main reception area of the Luton Campus of Bedfordshire University, keep watching this space as more events are coming up and thanks as ever for your support, we really do appreciate it !
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