Feb

Pennine Magpie recruiting new Trustees – various roles

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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@penninemagpie.co.uk or phone 01422 383550 in the first instance.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Join the Calderdale Heritage Walks every fortnight until March 2020

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Even walks in Brighouse attract walkers from further afield so why not join in a fun activity that combines gentle exercise with fascinating insight into the history of Calderdale?

Walks take place every second Sunday on a fortnightly basis. Each walk has its own topic of interest and takes place in a different part of Calderdale. All welcome to join, all levels of fitness welcome.
Walks that are wheelchair accessible are marked as such.

December walks:

  • December 1st: Big ‘Cs’ IN RIPPONDEN:  Church, catastrophe, conflict, cooperation, Chartism and more. Ripponden had them all!
  • December 15th: Brighouse Extends Northwards: In the 1800s Brighouse expanded rapidly particularly to the north. Many buildings from that period are still in use, some with rich histories. Wheelchair accessible.
  • December 29th: How Hebden Bridge: The story behind the growth of the town and the changes that have taken place. Wheelchair accessible.

For more information, take a look at the Calderdale Walks or visit CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 22 February 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • Quiz Night and Coffee Morning Supporting Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge
  • Understanding Dementia Online Course
  • Still Time for the Half Term Hullabaloo at Eureka!
  • The Battle of Heptonstall Community Play
  • Paediatric First Aid Course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
  • Shoppers’ Lunch at Southgate Methodist Church

Have a great weekend!

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North Halifax Partnership Ltd will only use your personal information for the purpose which we have stated when we collect that information, and we will not collect unnecessary information about you, or keep your information for longer than it is needed. We will ensure your personal data is held securely and is not seen by anyone who should not see it.

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Giants of Science at the Victoria Theatre

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From the people who brought you the hilarious – 6 Wives of Henry VIII, Living Spit are returning to Halifax, this time to the Victoria Theatre with their new comedy show on Thursday 28 February, 7:30pm.

Howard Coggins knows nothing about Science. Stu Mcloughlin knows even less.

Nevertheless, they have agreed to give a lecture on the subject, and after enlisting the help of the smartest scientific sages of the ages, that’s just what they aim to do.

They’re determined, like a pair of Atoms missing a couple of electrons, to stay positive. With jarring jokes, pitiful puppetry and the silliest of scientific songs, you can expect this raucous romp through the hilarious history of scientific stupidity to be… well, if nothing else, thoroughly entertaining.

It might even be… scien-triffic!

Tickets are available through the Victoria Theatre booking office on 01422 351158.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 15 February 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • Memory Lane Café – Winter 2018/19 Newsletter
  • Quiz Night and Coffee Morning Supporting Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge
  • Free Family Fun Swim with Lower Valley Sure Start Children’s Centres
  • Half term Hullabaloo at Eureka!
  • Roller Skating at Halifax YMCA

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

It may be that one of your friends or colleagues may have forgotten to re-subscribe and is missing their Friday Flyer but no need to worry. They can easily see the Flyer on this blog or subscribe to our mailing  list again by clicking to stay in touch

North Halifax Partnership Ltd is registered as a ‘data controller’ with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the Data Protection Act. You can find out more about the Data Protection Act, and your legal rights at https://ico.org.uk

North Halifax Partnership Ltd will only use your personal information for the purpose which we have stated when we collect that information, and we will not collect unnecessary information about you, or keep your information for longer than it is needed. We will ensure your personal data is held securely and is not seen by anyone who should not see it.

Please click here to read our Privacy Notice on our website.

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Roller Skating at Half Term at Halifax YMCA

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Attention All Skaters! YMCA Halifax, Crossley Street, Halifax are holding Skating Schools on both Wednesday 20 February, 2:00pm-3:30pm and Friday 22 February, 2:00pm-3:30pm. For just £5 (including skate hire), qualified coaches will show you how to stop, turn and skate backwards.

Booking is essential on 01422 353626.

Riding for the Disabled Coffee Morning

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During half term, the Calderdale Riding for the Disabled Group will be holding a coffee morning on Friday 22 February, 10:30am-12:00pm at Meadow View Stables, Cow Hill Gate Lane, Ogden HX2 9PB.

Calderdale RDA are looking for volunteers from spring in the role of sidewalkers and leaders so this would give you a chance to meet the team and look around.

Volunteer Role Description – Side Walkers and Leaders

Purpose of Role: To support the session coach and encourage the participants to have a safe and enjoyable time.

Main Activities/Tasks: Help preparing for sessions by gathering equipment, grooming kits and tack Be able to help and encourage the children whilst grooming, tacking up. Communicate the coaches’ instructions to the child in words and demonstration.

Qualities and Skills: You will need to be caring, confident, capable and use common sense.
Be reasonably fit and able to work as a team. Be able to take instructions and respond straight away.

Any experience with horses or in a caring role with people will be useful but not essential. A kind, empathetic nature with a desire to be involved is great.

Allergies or fear of horses will be a barrier to this role

Training Provision: Meet, greet and familiarisation app. 2 hours
Half hour before start of each session

Availability needed: The group runs Spring to Autumn. The exact days for 2019 tbc

For more information email contact@calderdaleRDA.co.uk

Creating a Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge

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Dementia Friends will be holding a Charity Quiz Night at Wetherspoons in Sowerby Bridge on Monday 25 February, 9:00pm. Entry is just £1 per person.

They will also be holding a coffee morning the day after, Tuesday 26 February, 10:00am-11:30am with home-made cakes and musical bingo.

If you would like more information about becoming a Dementia Friend, there will be FREE interactive demonstrations at Tesco on Friday 22 February, 10:30am and 6:30pm and also on Wednesday 27 February, 2:00pm and 6:30pm.

Half Term Hullabaloo at Eureka! Children’s Museum

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Eureka! children’s museum will be holding a Half Term Hullabaloo from Saturday 16 February to Sunday 24 February. They will be opening earlier, from 9:30am and have some extra activities.

The folk from Noisy Toys will be there all week, in fact they’re moving into the Theatre along with the Acousatron – a complex, ever-changing soundspace that you can control.

The Acousatron amplifies acoustic sounds from everyday objects, and salvaged instrument form the core of this monstrous mechanical-electromagnetic-acoustic noise-engine. Noisy by name, noisy by nature!

Also – watch out for the squirrels!

Fool’s Paradise are bringing a couple of their furry, inquisitive friends The Nutkins! These larger-than-life, cute critters will be out and about meeting visitors from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February, so hang on to your packed lunches!

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 8 February 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • Memory Lane Café – Winter 2018/19 Newsletter
  • Tonight! Happy Days Homeless Charity Big Sleepout
  • Free Family Fun Swim with Lower Valley Sure Start Children’s Centres

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

It may be that one of your friends or colleagues may have forgotten to re-subscribe and is missing their Friday Flyer but no need to worry. They can easily see the Flyer on this blog or subscribe to our mailing  list again by clicking to stay in touch

North Halifax Partnership Ltd is registered as a ‘data controller’ with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the Data Protection Act. You can find out more about the Data Protection Act, and your legal rights at https://ico.org.uk

North Halifax Partnership Ltd will only use your personal information for the purpose which we have stated when we collect that information, and we will not collect unnecessary information about you, or keep your information for longer than it is needed. We will ensure your personal data is held securely and is not seen by anyone who should not see it.

Please click here to read our Privacy Notice on our website.

You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us via email, or by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of any email you receive from us.