May

64th Halifax Charity Gala Saturday 11th June

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The 64th Halifax Charity Gala will take place on Manor Heath on the 11th of June with the Grand Parade Procession starting from Eureka.

There will be music, food stalls, fun fair and several stalls where charitable organisations can introduce themselves to you. You never know, there may be volunteering opportunities for you too!

Tickets are available to buy now. Purchase by the 31st of May and save 50% of the day price!

Visit https://www.halifaxgala.org.uk/ for updates, information for the public and companies, as well as pictures of past galas and the option to purchase tickets for the event.

Features haven’t been announced yet, other than the procession parade that starts the gala, leaving at 11:30am from Eureka!

The entire event is organised and run by volunteers, helping to fundraise for local voluntary and charitable organisations.

Halifax Charity Gala is a great opportunity for local organisations, services and charities to showcase their work to the public.

If you would like to register a charity or a good cause, please contact the organisers (opens the Halifax Charity Gala page, go to the Contact Us section).

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 27 May 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • The Friday Flyer will enjoy its Royal Dues…
  • All the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Calderdale
  • Volunteers Week – find about volunteering opportunities near you
  • Volunteering Course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

Have a great weekend!

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Volunteers Week – find about volunteering opportunities near you

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Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

 

Held each year in the first week of June (1st-7th) it is the opportunity to thank everyone who give their time for free to beneficiary causes, improving the lives of those around them, be it in their immediate community or even far and wide.

If you would like to volunteer, there are several opportunities. Take a look at some of these below.

Calderdale Making Space are on the look out for enthusiastic volunteers for several roles that will help them provide the services that they do in various locations across Calderdale.
View available positions

 

North Halifax Partnership is currently looking to recruit volunteers to join in many of its services. We hold a Volunteer Drop-In event at the Piece Hall on Wednesday the 8th of June where you can find out how you can become involved.

 

Attend our Volunteering Drop-In event at the Piece Hall on Wednesday 8th of June from 4pm

 

Staying Well are looking for Volunteer Telephone Befrienders.
You will receive full training and can commit to as little as half an hour a week – which can make a huge difference in someone’s life!
Be a Staying Well Telephone Befriender

 

 

Sure Start Children’s Centres are always looking for keen volunteers to assist in all aspects of running our nurseries.
There will be a two day volunteer course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with us.

Apply for the Volunteering Course June 15th and June 22nd

VSI Alliance Update 27 May 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

TimeOut FREE Half Term Workshops at The Orangebox

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Time Out Calderdale have lined up a number of fun events for young people throughout the Half Term week! From a Jubilee Street Party from Hell(!) to various arts and crafts activities and dancing sessions at the Orange Box, there is something for everyone!

     

 

If you are between 10-19 and you would like to come and have some fun with the Time Out staff/Volunteers and other young people – have a look at the website:

www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk 

Booking is essential so please reserve your place: Book Here Now

To find out what we do, take a look at our schedule here

 

Next Sure Start Children’s Centre Volunteering Course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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For those interested in volunteering within our Sure Start Children’s Centre, we will be holding two training sessions at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre on Wednesday 15th June and Wednesday 22nd of June from 12 pm – 2 pm.

Volunteering can help you make friends, learn new skills, advance your career, or simply make you feel happier and healthier, not to mention being part of the high quality childcare service Sure Start Children’s Centres are proud to provide to the local area!

More information on Volunteering for Sure Start Children’s Centres

If interested, you need to book your place and complete both courses.

Sure Start Children’s Centres and North Halifax Partnership will be holding a drop-in event during Volunteers Week (1 – 7th June) which is the perfect chance to hear about our volunteering opportunities.

Find out about the NHP Volunteering Drop-In event

 

Apply to be a Co-Op Local Community Fund Cause – *Closing Sunday 29th May* 

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Our friends at Co-op are inviting local groups that benefit communities to apply to be a Co-op Local Community Fund cause. The deadline for applications is 29 May.Successful applicants will partner with Co-op for 12 months and you’ll receive a minimum of £1,000 to support your project. Types of projects that will be considered include those that:

  • Bring people together to access food
  • Help improve people’s mental wellbeing
  • Create opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference
  • Help people protect local biodiversity or tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions

Groups will help Co-op deliver on its vision of ‘Co-operating for a Fairer World’. Find out more on Co-op’s websitePlease note, this funding is not administered by Co-op Foundation, so we’re unable to provide further advice and support on how to apply.

 

Find Out More Here

WOW : Weeks Of Wellbeing from Calderdale Adult Learning

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Weeks of Wellbeing, or WOW for short, is a two week long wellbeing event to tie in with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The event brings to you taster classes focused around art as a means to improve wellbeing and includes sessions of arts and crafts, recycling basics, first aid skills, a taster in Portuguese, health, wellbeing and mindfulness among others. Some courses have a small charge, some are free.

Download the full WOW course schedule here

To enrol please email cyps.cal@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 392820

As part of the WOW event, Calderdale Adult Learning are hosting the
Jubilee Art competition open to all Calderdale residents aged 19 and over.

The competition closes on the 6th June and there are some exciting prizes up for grabs, including high street vouchers and a hamper of premium art supplies.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please do not hesitate to get in touch – we can be reached at this email address (cyps.cal@calderdale.gov.uk) or by phone on (01422) 392 820.

More information on the Calderdale Adult Learning Facebook page

Calderdale Adult Learning provide a variety of courses for over 18s looking to learn new skills, meet new people, and try out new hobbies.

Calderdale Adult Learning, Unit 4 Heath Campus, Free School Ln, Halifax HX1 2PS

The Friday Flyer will enjoy its Royal Dues…

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That is to say, week commencing May the 30th, we will be taking a break, to best enjoy the Platinum Jubilee Week and celebrations.

You will receive a circular on the 3rd of June but we won’t be making any announcements or posts during that week.

Everything will return back to normal on Monday the 6th of June.

We wish you a great prolonged bank holiday!

The Friday Flyer Team