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Our Member Rachel Talking Live on Sydney Australia’s KIIS1065 Tomorrow night at 8.25 (our time)

Hi All,

Following her appearances on TV and in the press in the two weeks our member Rachel will be talking to Sydney’s premier breakfast show at 8.25pm GMT tomorrow about her life with HIV. You can listen live here http://iheartradio.net.au/widget/player.html?station=kiis1065

The producers are sending us a recording after the show which we will share too in case you cannot listen online.

Thank you for your continued support

The Crescent Team

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Chloe James Fashion Show 03 April from 7.00 in aid of The Crescent at the Cote Brasserie

Hi All,

We are very pleased to announce that on the evening of 03 April Chloe James Lifestyle will be holding a fashion show on Thursday 03 April from 7.00 pm in aid of the Crescent at the Cote Brasserie, High Street St Albans.

Tickets are now available from Chloe James store 12 High Street St Albans AL3 4EL, tel 01727 843431 or you can book via the Crescent on 01727 842532 too.

Complimentary drink on arrival and with every meal purchased either before or after the show plus a discount on clothing purchased in the store too. Please see poster for details of this.

Look forward to seeing you there,

Thanks for your on going 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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Radio Verulam Today at 5.30 Drivetime

Hi All,

We will be on radio Verulam Drivetime show from 5.30 today talking about Rachel’s appearance on ITV This Morning yesterday where she spoke about her life with HIV.

We are very very proud of our Rachel for taking this brave step to talk so publicly with the hope it will help raise awareness (and help us too).

Please tune in if you can, you can also see the ITV show again on Iplayer here https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/this-morning

Rachel is on the Wednesday 12 March show from 11am. We are sure you will agree Rachel did a great job. There is more media coverage to come so please do keep watching this space.

Thanks again for your continued support,

The Crescent Team

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BBC Bans Graham Norton Wearing Red Ribbon For World Aids Day

Dear all,

Newspaper reports today suggest that the entertainer and presenter Graham Norton was banned by the BBC from wearing a red ribbon on his TV show last week (29th November), even though all his guests were able to do so.

If this an accurate representation of the facts then shame on you BBC. The hardest part of dealing with the HIV epidemic is making the issue visible to the wider public. The red ribbon not only highlights awareness of HIV and those living with it, but also reminds us of all those we have lost to the condition. It has been a symbol that has been internationally recognised since 1991.

It is a symbol of hope and remembrance, and for the BBC to ban the wearing of the ribbon by people presenting their programmes is beyond belief.

An explanation of how the red ribbon came to be the symbol for HIV awareness and support can be found on the National Aids Trust Site, a link is below;

http://www.worldaidsday.org/the-red-ribbon.php

Links to some of the articles today are below;

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/10505255/Graham-Norton-rapped-by-BBC-bosses-for-wearing-Aids-ribbon-on-his-show.html?fb

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25317116

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/dec/10/graham-norton-bbc-aids-ribbon-jeremy-clarkson

This sends completely the wrong message and it is high time the BBC realised that this is not an acceptable response. Such action undermines the progress made by all HIV support and education services in overcoming stigma and raising awareness.

Moreover, is an insult to those living with the condition, and to the memory of those lost as a result of it.

Good on you Mr Norton for refusing to be told not to wear the ribbon on your show, we salute you!

Time to think again BBC.

The Crescent Team

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BBC 3 Counties Radio Today On the JVS Show

We will be on talking about home testing and other issues. It is anticipated we will be on air around 10 am, you can listen online live or on iplayer to listen later today or anytime in the next 5 days here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01d3w6n
Tune in, join the debate!

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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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