Tag Archives: St Albans review

New Funding for Counselling Services

Hi all,

Apologies for not updating our blog recently, be assured we are busy working in the background to ensure those living or affected by HIV get the support they need.

We are very pleased to announce that we have received generous support from both the Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF) and the Make A Difference Trust (MAD) to fund our afternoon and evening counselling services for those living with, affected by, or at risk of acquiring HIV.

The service was officially launched by our Patron, Alex Mayer MEP on Friday in time for World Health Day, a link to the coverage is here http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/16151356.new-hiv-support-group-at-the-crescent-st-albans/

We are now  in our 30th year supporting the community and are thrilled  to have received this support from both MAD and HCF, it will make an immeasurable difference to those accessing services at the Crescent.

There will be more to follow, dates for our next music event, a concert, a street collection and also our regular “Sizzles” with our wonderful friends at “Bunnings” will follow shortly.

Thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent Team

 

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Latest News, The Crescent general

Busking Event at the Clocktower A Resounding Success

Hi all,

The busking event on Saturday was a resounding success having raised a wonderful sum for us despite the awful weather and the house (gazebo) being brought down as a finale !!

Huge thanks to the Trestle Arts Base and Denise Parsons for all her hard work getting the event going and also to all the talented musicians who so kindly gave their time and skill to make the event the success it was! We distributed lots of information and red ribbons too, rasing awareness of HIV in the City and beyond.

Here is a link to the latest news article, more photos to come of the day itself !

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/11237580.Volunteers_dig_deep_to_revamp_garden_for_St_Albans_HIV_charity/?ref=mr

Thanks as ever for your ongoing support everyone,

The Crescent Team

Leave a comment

Filed under Fundraisers, Latest News, The Crescent general

SKY IQ revamp the Crescent Garden

Dear all

A group of lovely voluteers from SKYIQ came along to revamp the Crescent garden last week ! Ten hard working souls cleared hedges and borders, cut grass and painted railings and all in under 4 hours, a simply marvellous gesture ! Huge thanks to Brenda and the team from SKY IQ St Albans.

A link to this week’s newspaper article here;

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/11237580.Volunteers_dig_deep_to_revamp_garden_for_St_Albans_HIV_charity/?ref=mr

The Crescent Team

Leave a comment

Filed under Latest News

Busking Event Raising Funds for The Crescent 24th May St Albans Clock Tower

Hi all,

Please see the poster below for details of the Busking event to take place on Saturday 24th May from 10.30 at St Albans Clock Tower, High Street St Albans AL3 4EL along with a street collection raising funds to “SavetheCrescent”

Busking Event Poster 24th May 2014

Please do come along and show your support, there will be a huge number of local musicians on the day all providing great performances for your entertainment. If you are a local (or indeed one from further afield) musician and you would like to particpate please do get in touch as the day will be an open mike show.

Everyone welcome of course!

Thanks again for your support,

The Crescent Team

Leave a comment

Filed under Donate, Fundraisers, Latest News, The Crescent general

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Donate, Fundraisers, Latest News, The Crescent general

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Donate, Latest News, The Crescent general

BBC3 Counties Broadcasts Yesterday 18/09 Breakfast Show

Hi all,

Link to yesterday’s coverage below of the save the crescent story on BBC3 Counties Radio, including interviews with service users and John Sessions, from 6.45 am, (42mins 29 secs ) plus coverage at every news bulletin on the half hour and hour, (from 1hr 30 mins 10 secs) all the way to midday, and an interview with the Crescent Manager just before 8 am (at 1hr 54 mins and 50 seconds).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xrn89

More to come, keep watching..thanks for staying with us, we won’t give up…

Best wishes

The Crescent Team

Leave a comment

Filed under Latest News, People to Contact, The Crescent general