The Big Christmas Light switch on in Halifax with Pulse Radio! November 23

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This year, the Christmas Lights switch on will take place at George Square with a whole day of activities across the town and entertainment lead by Danny and Rosie from Pulse Radio to kick start the festive season.

Saturday 23 November 2019 – 11am to 8pm, lights will be switched on at 4.30pm.
At Georges Square, Halifax, HX1 1HF

Danny and Rosie from Pulse Radio will be gearing you up for Christmas to the max!

We’re excited to have Callum Butterworth (from The Voice) and Bulsara and His Queenies performing, last year they turned the Christmas lights on at Carnaby Street!

Put it in your diary and stay tuned for more details.


Why not try the Lantern Making Workshop at the Piece Hall and have a festive lantern ready for the big switch on!

Yorkshire Cancer Research Autumn Craft Fair and Live Music

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Yorkshire Cancer Research is hosting a craft fair and live music event in The Bailiffe Bridge Community centre in Brighouse on Saturday November 16.

The event is taking place in two parts.

Craft Fair runs from 10:30am – 4:30pm:

  • Raffle, tombola, refreshments, face painting, handmade cards, ceramics, wood turning and much more.
  • Admission is free, prices at the stalls vary.

Live music from 7:30pm – 10:30pm:

  • In Echos perform live, playing hits through the decades.
  • Licensed bar, raffle, auction.
  • Doors open at 7:00pm.
  • There’s a £10 entry fee.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact
Julia Waddington 07957816226  –

Bailiffe Bridge Community Centre
Victoria Rd, Brighouse HD6 4DX
01484 717808

Wear your Christmas Jumper for Overgate Hospice!

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Share the Christmas cheer with your colleagues and raise some much needed funds for Overgate Hospice this festive season.


To get involved, please contact us to tell us you’re taking part. Then donate £1 per person to wear your Christmas Jumper on Friday December 13.

Overgate can collect the fundraiser proceedings from your workplace. Alternatively, you can send us a cheque or drop it in at our hospice in Elland.

For more information call 01422 387 121 or email


Thank you for your continued support!

Registered Charity Number 511619

Could you help Happy Days with donations of essentials?

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Happy Days is a local charity that houses the homeless in Calderdale and Kirklees.


We are running low on donations now that winter has started and we would appreciate any help with the following:


Always needed:

  • Double duvets
  • Towels (hand and bath towel size)
  • Double duvet sets (covers and pillow cases)
  • Pillows
  • Sheets and covers


Specifically at the moment we are also looking for:

  • Curtain rails (window is 60″ wide)
  • Curtains x 2 pairs – 60″ wide x 72″ long (light blocking if possible)


Toiletry packs – Introductory pack (on move in) – we always need donations for men of the following:

  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Gel
  • Disposable razors


For further information and to make a donation, please contact


Alex AbelOperations Manager


Happy Days UK Charity – bringing Hope to the homeless through Community & Social Enterprise

Reg Charity No: 1157527

Office: Warehouse 2, The Wharf, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2AG  t: 01422 303458

Cycles & Cafe: 18a Town Hall Street, Sowerby bridge, HX6 2EA  t: 01422 836860

Pennine Magpie recruiting Trustees

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Pennine Magpie is a charity based in Halifax that offers a wide range of activities, experiences and training to adults with learning disabilities.

We are at an extremely exciting time of development and are looking for new Trustees to help us achieve our strategic aims.

We are particularly looking to recruit new Trustees who have experience in the fields of:

  • Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Governance
  • Health and Social Care
  • Project management
  • Adult Education
  • Learning Disabilities

You do not have to have a particular professional background to become a Trustee. You may know someone with a learning disability, or care or have cared for someone, you may be someone who believes strongly that all people no matter what their disability deserve to be respected and valued by society. If this describes you, you could have a lot to offer.

Pennine Magpie is committed to promoting equality and diversity opportunities and we welcome applications from all aspects of society.

If you feel you have the experience skills and drive to help us deliver our strategy, please contact Amanda Goulding, Chief Executive in the first instance.

We will be holding an open day on Thursday 7th November  where you will be able to meet students and staff and chat to existing Trustees to discuss what the role entails, what you might contribute and the satisfaction you may get from it.

More information, including the role description of a Trustee can be accessed through our website or by contacting the office on

Chair Pilates at The Space @ Field Lane

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Get active and take part in gentle chair fitness exercise in Rastrick. Suitable for all abilities

Every Tuesday – 1pm to 2pm
At The Space at Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT

Just £3.50 per session – Places limited and booking is essential

Call in at The Space at Field Lane or call 01484 556924 or by email to

Tots and Dots – Baby and Toddler Group Wednesdays at The Space

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Tots and Dots is a new baby and toddler group at The Space in Rastrick.

Come join us for two hours of fun with art and craft activities suitable for babies and toddlers. There is a cafe open, so parents can enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

Sessions run every Wednesday 9:30am – 11:30am, starting November 6, 2019.

Each session costs £2.50 – pay on the day.


Find us at:

The Space, Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3JT


Everyday Maths for All! – Free class for Adults Thursday morning at The Space

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Come along to our free course aimed at adults for help with everyday maths in a friendly, relaxed learning environment.

Taught by a qualified teacher from Calderdale Adult Learning, this course provides tutoring in Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing, as well as working out Percentages, Interest rates, Measurements and Conversions.

The classes are run at The Space every Thursday between 9:30 – 11:30, starting November 7th 2019.


For more information:

  • Calderdale Adult Learning: 01422 392820
  • The Space: 01484 556924, Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3JT.