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Fundraising Concert At St Saviours Church St Albans 06 December 2013 at 19.30

Hi all,

Another event for your diaries, following the success of last year we have another concert at St Saviours Church St Albans AL1 4DF on 06 December from 7.30pm.

Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) now available from the Crescent on 01727 842532 or info@thecrescent.org.uk. Alternatively you can purchase on the door if you prefer.

It will be an evening of light classical and popular music from the Hertfordshire Chamber Ensemble again as last year. All the participants have donated their time free of charge, (as has St Saviours with the venue) to help Save the Crescent.

Hope you can come along to support us, every penny raised goes to helping those affected by HIV in Hertfordshire and beyond.

For more details see the poster below, (huge thanks as ever to Clive Batkin for the design work and his constant support, and to C9Creative for printing for free and at short notice too!) look forward to seeing you there !

Thanks for your support as ever,

The Crescent Team

Click here for a poster ! 2013 Concert CSG

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Herts Pride 31st August 2013

Hi all,

Thanks to all those who called by our stall at the first Herts Pride last Saturday to find out more about us and HIV in general. We had a very good day and managed to distribute a considerable amount of information and free condoms to those attending.

Looking forward to next year now !

Thanks for your support as ever

The Crescent Team

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A Big Thank You To The Load Of Hay Watford

Hi all,

We would just like to say a huge thank you to Andy, Silé, Petra and the team at the Load of Hay Watford for their support last Saturday and for hosting our annual Christmas in July event.

Despite the weather there was a good turnout and we raised much needed funds for people living with HIV in the area.

Without the support of such good people we would not survive so from all of us Thank You !! keep watching this space for our next Quiz Night event due soon…

The Crescent Team

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Interview on BBCRadio 5 Live This Morning

Hi all,

We were called by Radio 5 Live this morning to appear on their morning programme with Victoria Derbyshire talking about funding cuts and charities having to find alternative funding to survive.

You can listen again here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0377mv3/Victoria_Derbyshire_24_07_2013/ We feature from 36mins 8 seconds onwards.

Hope to see you all at our fundraiser on Saturday night at the Load of Hay Pinner Road Watford from 7.30pm

Thanks for your support,

The Crescent Team

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Christmas In July Saturday 27th July from 7.30 PM at The Load of Hay Watford

Hi all,

Just to let you know our next fund raiser will be our annual event in conjunction with the Load of Hay Pinner Road Watford this Saturday 27th July from 7.30 onwards.

All welcome there will be a raffle and the usual frivolities!! All aiming to raise funds for us to keep helping those in need!

Hope to see you there,

You can find out more about the Load of Hay here https://www.facebook.com/#!/theloadofhay

Thanks again for your ongoing support,

The Crescent Team

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Out in the Army Book Reading Event Barclays St Albans, 19/07/2013 at 6.45pm

Hello all,

As promised, our next event will be next Friday 17th July 2013 at Barclays 18 St Peter’s St
St Albans Herts from 6.45pm.

Our Patron, James Wharton, will be reading from his new book “Out In The Army” There will be books available to purchase at the event from which the publisher, Biteback publishing ( https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/) will make a donation to us from each book sold.

Alternatively you can purchase via the website using promo code THECRESCENT for which we will also receive a donation. You can also purchase the book at any good bookshop, or other similar retailer.

Entry is free to the event, but a donation is always welcome which can be made to any of the Crescent staff or volunteers who will be there.

Outinthearmy

More on the book is available on the Biteback website https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/books/out-in-the-army-hardback

Some feedback about the book here;

Stephen Fry
“ A wonderful, stirring and thrilling read. I laughed, wept and winced…”

Matthew Todd, ATTITUDE
“An inspiring read from start to finish…”

Ben Summerskill OBE
“A highly readable and distinctly twenty-first-century boy’s own tale…”

Matthew Cain, Culture Editor, Channel 4 News
“A fascinating and charming insight…”

We hope to see you at the event! we would like to thank Barclays St Albans for their wonderful help in providing the venue for us, and for their support for the evening.

Thank you for your support too, as ever !

The Crescent Team

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Outstanding Support For Our Quiz Night Fundraiser Last Week.

Hi All,

A HUGE thank you to all those who participated, donated or otherwise supported our Quiz Night on Friday last week. The event was a resounding success with far more people arriving than expected ! We had to put out more tables and rearrange seating to get people in!

The quiz was compiled, and hosted with great skill by our patron CJ de Mooi who is donating a percentage of the sales of his book, “How to Win TV Quiz Shows”, to us. A link to the book can be found here http://www.demooi.co.uk/book.html

Amazing to have so much local support, we raised thousands on the night itself, with more donations coming in this week too. This will help us keep providing essential services for the people living with HIV in Hertfordshire and beyond.

Keep watching this space for more information on our next event, which will feature a book launch by another of our patrons, James Wharton, whose excellent book “out in the Army” is released next month (June). Here is an extract from Amazon describing the book..

“Out in the Army follows the extraordinary career journey of James Wharton, one of the first ‘out’ soldiers in the armed forces as he becomes a man, joins the Army and learns to deal with his sexuality in a sometimes hostile environment prior to coming to terms with it and, in turn, helping the army itself come to terms with homosexuality. Wharton’s experiences in the army form the bedrock to this astonishing tale, from serving in Southern Iraq and with Prince Harry in Canada, to being hospitalized in a homophobic beating, to helping at the 7/7 bombings and serving at the Royal Wedding. His story is told right up until the point where he leaves the army in 2013 after a ten year commitment. The Army is certainly a different place now to when James signed up and there s no question that he s helped change opinions and make life easier for gay service people in the future. James was the first openly gay person to appear on the front cover of Soldier magazine, the British Army’s official publication. By being one of the first highly visible out soldier James has helped the armed services to begin to address its institutionalized homophobia.”

Link here to the publisher https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/search/james%20wharton

Thanks again for your wonderful support, look forward to seeing you at the next event,

With best wishes

The Crescent team

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