July

St Andrew’s Church, Stainland – Gift Appeal Weekend & Community Cafe

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On Saturday 30 June 10:00am to 2:00pm and Sunday 1 July 2:30pm, St Andrew’s Church, Stainland will be holding their annual Gift Appeal Weekend.

On Saturday, along with the usual refreshments there will be food and craft stalls and ‘Have a Go‘ crafts.

Afternoon teas will be available Sunday and there will accompaniment from the Halifax Ukulele group.

For further details contact events@standrewstainland.co.uk or call 01422 375735.

SUNDAY; Tickets are available on the door at £7 for adults (concessions available).

Remember as well the next Community Cafe is on Monday 18 June, 9:00am-11:00am.

Working together with Sowood W.I. you will be made very welcome to Stainland’s own community café  on the 3rd Monday of every month at 9:00am to 11:30am.

The next cafes will be on June 18th, July 16th then August 20th.

They serve full breakfasts, light bites and home bakes.

Meet friends whilst your toddlers play with the toys.

 

 

Antiques Roadshow Comes to The Piece Hall

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BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow will be filming at the The Piece Hall in Halifax on Sunday 8 July.

Fiona Bruce and the team of Antiques Roadshow experts will be waiting to welcome you, so dust off your family heirlooms and dig out those car boot bargains and bring them along for free advice and valuations to visitors.

The Piece Hall is a stunning 18th-century cloth market reminiscent of Italian palazzo style architecture. Beautifully restored the Hall is now the commercial and cultural focus for the Yorkshire town and this will be the first time Antiques Roadshow has visited the town since 1995.

Doors open at 9:30am and close at 4:30pm. Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.

Visitors are welcome to just turn up on the day but they can also share their stories about the special items they are bringing along using Share Your Story on the Antiques Roadshow website.

Alternatively, email: antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.

More information, frequently asked questions, and parking information, can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow or on the show’s Facebook page.

Volunteer for a Day for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

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Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice are looking for volunteers for Saturday 7 July, 10:00am-4:00pm to hold a bucket collection at Tesco Brighouse.

How many hours will I work?
Whether you can donate an hour or 5 hours, you’ll be making a huge difference!

Who will show me what to do?
A Volunteer Coordinator will show you the ropes and give you all the support you need to get the most value from your time.

Do I need any skills/experience?
This role is perfect for those who are organised, self-motivated and good at speaking to people.

*Travel expenses can be paid in line with our Volunteer Expenses Policy.

If you could spare an hour or more please call 01484 637996 or email volunteers@forgetmenotchild.co.uk

 

RESPECT – Keep Your Partners Safe During the World Cup

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The most detailed research into the links between the football World Cup and domestic abuse rates has revealed that in one force area in England and Wales, violent incidents increased by 38% when England lost – but also rose by 26% when they won.

The research, by Lancaster University criminologist Dr Stuart Kirby, a former police officer, monitored police reports of domestic violence during the last three World Cups in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

While domestic violence rose after each England game, incidents also increased in frequency at each new tournament. Separate national research examining the 2010 World Cup echoed the Kirby findings – with domestic abuse reports up 27.7% when the England team won a game, and 31.5% when they lost.

Source: The Guardian June 14, 2014.

What can I do?

We know that on average, domestic abuse rises during World Cup season in the UK. As a charity that mobilises men, White Ribbon UK asks men to be active in stopping this from happening. Domestic abuse is not only tragic, it is illegal.

Football clubs will decide how best they can fulfil their responsibilities.

Organisations must send a clear message that violence against women and children is “completely unacceptable”, joining the chorus for equality and justice, and breaking the silence that surrounds violence against women and girls.

Clubs can also work through their Community Foundations to provide “positive role models to younger people in the community, encouraging healthy and non-abusive relationships”.

Stewards must be expected to challenge any sexist or homophobic remarks. Clubs can be encouraged to display the World Cup posters and other White Ribbon posters, which challenge abusive behaviour and sexism.

Cycling at Brooksbank Disability Hub

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Fancy some quality time this summer with your son or daughter and like the idea of getting fitter at the same time? If it is a ‘YES’ then this might be for you.

The Brooksbank Disability Hub is just up the road from Brooksbank School in Elland on their Hammerstones bike circuit.

Hammerstones is a safe, off road cycling track. They will even provide helmets and bikes if you prebook.

Dates when you can book are;

  • Monday 4 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 11 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday 16 June, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Monday 18 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 25 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 2 July, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 9 July, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday 21 July, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Qualified coaches will be on hand for each session at £3.50 or £5 per family (carers are free)

To pre book a bike or bikes and for more information please contact Corinne on 07960 425303 or email corinnekielty@gmail.com

 

Staying Well Spring 2018 Newsletter

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Download the Staying Well Spring Newsletter here with details of lot’s of social activities to help you Stay Well and access health and wellbeing related services in the community.

Featuring;

  • Holiday at home, Bethesda Church – Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 July
  • Shroggs park Gala – Saturday 23 June
  • West View Park Fun Day – Saturday 14 July
  • ‘Welland Festival’ – Saturday 16 June
  • Daisy’s Café – Saturday June 2

and much more…

To find out more call us on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Overgate Colour Run 2018

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If you haven’t heard of a Colour Run get ready to be amazed! This year, this fun family event will be held on Saturday 7 July at Savile Park, Halifax. Itconsists of a 5km route with runners being doused in coloured intervals culminating in a ‘Colour Party’ at the finish line.

The Overgate Colour Run celebrates its fifth year in 2018 and they are looking forward to making it the most colourful yet! Since it began in 2014 the Overgate Colour Run has seen more than 5,000 supporters take on the 5km course raising over £180,000 for the Hospice.

They will be welcoming back their host, Bazz, as he brings the most colourful party of the year to Calderdale. Our main event sponsors Orchard FM are also back along with Cornerstone Recruitment as a new event sponsor this year.

Registration for this year’s event is now open and you could be on the start line as we get colourful for Overgate.

Click here to register online or call the Overgate team on 01422 387121.

Love Bread CIC Brighouse Baker Boys Project

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Through funding from Tesco ’Bags of Help’ scheme, LoveBread CIC are pleased to announce an exciting new project; Brighouse Baker Boys.

Taking place on Monday evenings in our community kitchen in Martin Street, our male bakers and volunteers will run free workshops for men (and boys aged 11 and over) to learn how to bake different breads over 5 sessions. It is open to individuals, sons, fathers and grandfathers, friends and colleagues.
The common link will be a social event for boys and men to meet with a real purpose. Brighouse Baker Boys will provide time and space for boys and men to develop bread making skills and improve health and wellbeing.

The next course is Monday 25 June – Monday 23 July, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

There is a £10 deposit required, refunded at the successful completion of the course.

Participants will benefit from,

a) Sense of achievement:

At the end of sessions, participants will have their own bread, which they will have created themselves, learning new life-long skills as they produced it.

b) Social interaction:

We will encourage them to share their product, and think about how they and the recipients will feel about sharing the food which they have produced.

c) Improved wellbeing:

Bread making is increasingly recognised for its therapeutic properties. Time, patience and focus are all important skills to develop.

d) Volunteering and employability:

There will be further opportunities for participants to become involved as volunteers with our bakery, leading to increased employability and chance to further develop skills and expertise.

On successful completion of all 5 workshops, participants will be presented with a baking kit and workshop recipe sheet and be refunded their £10 deposit.

It is anticipated that interest will be high and there are only a limited amount of places, so early application is encouraged by booking a place through Eventbrite.

Family Fun Day at West View Park

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There will be a Family Fun Day at West View Park on Saturday 14 July, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

There will be lots of activities for you and your family with a Mobile Cave, Face-painting and a Children’s Entertainer.

As usual there will be music, food and fun stalls, pony rides and Lion Learners.

FREE ENTRY!!!

For further information ring Heather or Tony on 0300 555 0266.

To book a stall, complete and return the form (DOC or PDF) to tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk