June

Volunteering, is it for you?

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Bored? Need a new challenge? Meet new people – Gain work experience – Increase your confidence.

At Elland Children’s Centre on Tuesday 11 June, 10:00am-12:00pm.

This session will provides you with all the information you need about becoming a
volunteer with North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres.

Refreshments (tea and coffee) will be provided.

To book, please ask at you local Children’s Centre or call on 01422 251090.

 

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Newsletter April 2019

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Volunteering makes a world of difference

Nia started volunteering as a befriender in 2018. “I started to volunteer as I work shifts and had some spare time and being there for someone who may be lonely and in need of someone to talk to seemed like a good option. I work with infants and children so volunteering with the elderly was a good contrast”. 

Hopefully I’m there to provide some additional support when they feel alone.  Older people may have little family around, or  suffering with illness or may have lost a beloved lifelong partner which must be very challenging and difficult, so being able to help at all seemed just the right thing to do.” said Nia.

She was introduced to Ann and they hit it off from their first meeting, sharing interests and values including volunteering!

Ann is in her 80’s and is now housebound, not strong enough to go out without support.
She was – and still is – a free, caring and creative spirit who cares about other people and the environment. She has volunteered in UK and abroad and has been vegan all her adult life.

She lives in a lovely cottage which she shared with her husband who has sadly passed away. But his death, after 59 years of marriage, was devastating and she still misses him deeply.

She was visited by Age UK C&K to see if we could help her situation and after refusing a befriender at first, changed her mind “And I’m so glad I did” she said. She and Nia have lots in common – they both love gardening and animals – dogs in particular – and obviously volunteering! “She has changed my life” says Ann “I really look forward to her visits and we are so well matched it really does make a world of difference”.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer befriender, call 01422 252 040 or 01484 535994.

You can download the full newsletter here.

Free Super Sunday & Holiday Clubs

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Eureka

Regular clubs for disabled children and their siblings that are fun, creative and completely FREE!

Clubs start with a short family quest to get you inspired before you get stuck in to a creative activity, run by our trained, experienced Enablers, who will make sure that the activities are accessible to all. Children with any disability are welcome at any club, *except for three sessions which are for children with autism only.

The whole family is welcome and our clubs are not only great fun, but also an opportunity to meet other families, chat and share experiences. Clubs last two hours starting at 10am and involve a mix of play, art activities and gallery exploration.

Oh, and did we mention that they’re FREE!

Clubs in 2019

  • Tuesday 16th April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23rd April – Clay play (fully booked)
  • Sunday 19th May – Print making  (*Autism only)
  • Sunday 16th June – Mosaics (fully booked)
  • Sunday 14th July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30th July – Tie-dye (*Autism only)
  • Tuesday 6th August – Print making
  • Tuesday 13th August – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 20th August – Mosaics
  • Tuesday 27th August – Tye-dye

Club places must be booked in advance.

Call 01422 330069 and we’ll take it from there. If you’ve booked for a club but are then unable to attend, please let us know asap as we keep a waiting list so another family might be able to come in your place.

Hearing Impaired visitors can book places by email if you prefer – just email accessallareas@eureka.org.uk

Waiting List

If you would like to attend a club that is fully booked please use the email form to let us know.

On the form please include;

  • which club you would like go on the waiting list for
  • how many people would be attending if space became available
  • your contact details

We will contact you if space becomes available.

More information…

Halifax Canoe Club – we love canoeing and want you to love it too!

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Come along to Hollins Mill pub in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and find out more about what Halifax Canoe Club can offer you!

We’re an active and family orientated club based on the River Calder in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax. Those new to the sport will need to start on one of our beginners courses where our qualified coaches will introduce you to the skills you need to start paddling safely.

As you progress our coaches can introduce you to move advanced skills, white water paddling, open canoes, slalom and freestyle canoeing. There’s also the chance to try sea kayaking, surfing, slalom racing, weekends away and during the winter much of the club’s activity is heading off on river trips to suit various levels of ability.

Never paddled before and want to see if it’s for you?

Try one of our taster sessions – they’re on 6 and 7 April. We provide everything you need – boats, kit and coaches to keep you safe and make sure you’re having fun! Available for anyone ages 7+.

Want to paddle but don’t know how?

You should take our Learn To Paddle Course – this runs for 8 weeks. These are on Mondays and Thursdays from 29 April. There’s a course starting in June as well, subject to demand. We’ll release dates nearer the time. The Learn to Paddle Course is available to everyone aged 7+.

Already know how to paddle and want to refine your skills?

Take our River Skills Course – you can choose Mondays and Thursdays from 29 April.. There’s a dry induction night on Monday 8th April or Thursday 11th April. There’s another course running in June – we’ll release dates nearer the time. This course is available to everyone aged 7+.

How do I sign up for a course? 

Come along to Hollins Mill pub in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and find out more about what Halifax Canoe Club can offer you.  We’ll be there between 7 and 8.30pm. Or get in touch if you have any questions before – email: info@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Can’t make it to our Hollins Mill sign up night and want to join a course?

Sign up online HERE – NOW!

Annual membership includes the cost of all river courses, coaching and also the cost of using our equipment (boats, safety gear etc). We offer reduced rates for families, concessions rates and junior rates – please take a look at our membership options HERE.

Please get in touch if you have any questions – email info@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Please remember that everyone at Halifax Canoe Club is a volunteer – we give up our own time to support you as a paddler – have fun and we’ll see you on the water!

Cycling 4 All Calderdale – 2019 Sessions

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cycling for allCycling 4 All sessions start again on Monday 1st April 2019 at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit Hammerstones ROad, ELlnad, HX5 0TA.

  • All ability rides – every Monday 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Women and Children only rides – Saturday’s 11am – 12pm
  • Bike Library (borrow a bike from our Yorkshire Bank bike library)

Just £5 per family!  Children under 16 must be accompanied on the track by a parent/carer.

Any questions, please get in touch on 01422 230230

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Wellbeing and Support Meetings at Moorside School

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Staying Well and North Halifax Partnership’s Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative are holding a number of Wellbeing and Support sessions at Moorside Community Primary School, Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AP.

The sessions will be;

  • Friday 15 March, 9:30am-11:00am – Launch
  • Friday 5 April 9:00am-11:00am – Scams & Frauds
  • Friday 17 May 9:00am-11:00am – Consumer Savvy
  • Friday 7 June 9:00am-11:00am – Savvy Savings
  • Friday 28 June 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well
  • Friday 19 July 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well

For more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266 or email Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk

Calderdale Heritage Walks Summer Programme 2019

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

There are still a few walks from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Sunday 3 March – The North Side of Elland.

Elland goes back to at least 1086 yet in 1760 much of the land was open land. In the century that followed, the arrival of canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.
Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St. Mary’s Parish Church, HX5 0BW for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

BRODSTOCK 2019 – Tickets on Sale Soon

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BRODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL returns Saturday 15 June 2019!

Organised by Old Brodleians RUFC gates will open at 11:30am with over 10 hours of live music to follow.

Featuring superb local musical talent as well as stuff for the kids to do in Hipperholme!

A great day out for the whole family with something for every age! Plenty of bars, street food, stalls and dedicated areas for the little ones.

Last year tickets sold out in 11 days (3 months before the festival) and will be £10 each with accompanied under 12s getting free entry.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday 16 March from the Old Brods rugby club.

Bands and performers who are interested in performing – we are now putting together our line up based on everyone that got in touch before the end of November.

Brodstock was shortlisted, in the CALDERDALE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION “COMMUNITY SPIRIT” CHARITY AWARDS, for:

⭐️ARTS & CULTURE AWARD⭐️
and
⭐️BEST MARKETING AWARD⭐️

and WON:
⭐️FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR⭐️

Shortlisted for….
⭐️YORKSHIRE’S BEST (MEDIUM SIZE) FESTIVAL⭐️
(by the YORKSHIRE GIG GUIDE)

Nominated for….
⭐️LOCAL FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR 2017⭐️ (by the YORKSHIRE CHOICE AWARDS)

**This is a not-for-profit event organising solely by volunteers and raising thousands for local charities (£75k already raised over the past 5 years)**

If you’d like to join their volunteers please get in touch

EUREKA! 2019 Super Sunday Clubs for Disabled Children

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Free clubs for disabled children and their families will be running again in 2019, and bookings are open for the first half of the year!

Clubs are completely free, LOADS of fun, and the whole family is welcome! For lots of info about the clubs visit the Eureka! website, or call on 01422 330069 to book!

You MUST book in advance and places are limited!

2019 clubs are running on;

  • Sunday 3 February – Clay play
  • Sunday 3 March – Digi art
  • Tuesday 16 April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23 April – Clay play
  • Sunday 19 May – Print making
  • Sunday 16 June – Mosaics
  • Sunday 14 July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30 July – Tie-dye