May

Volunteer with the Halifax Street Angels

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Want to become a Street Angel and help make Halifax and Sowerby Bridge a better and safer place to have a night out? Or maybe you just want to help out behind the scenes?

Why volunteer

  • Full basic first aid training provided
  • Enjoy various social activities with a close knit team
  • make an immediate difference to the safety and well-being of the public
  • be part of a positive difference for the people of Halifax and Sowerby Bridge

If you are interested in volunteering with the Halifax Street Angels visit halifaxstreetangels.org.uk/volunteers and fill in the application form.

Please note:

Filling in the form only indicates your interest. Upon submitting the form you will be contacted by a member of the Street Angels team to discuss it further.

All volunteers will be required to provide at least two references and will be subject to a DBS check before being allowed to join.

More detailed information is in the FAQ section under the title Volunteer Information, here.

Elland 700 at Elland Library – Mementos

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This year marks the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town. The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward II allowing it to host a weekly market, as well as two fairs a year.

Elland library are hosting an event to celebrate this on May 25 2pm – 4pm. Use objects, photos and maps held at Elland Library – and bring some of your own – to inspire new writing about Elland, whether the distant past or your own personal or family memories.

Poetry or prose, no writing experience necessary.

Tickets available for free from Eventbrite Calderdale Libraries

For more information about this event contact Elland Library on 01422 374472

Sowerby Scorcher 2017 10k Multi-terrain Challenge Run

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Come and enjoy a 10K morning run through the breathtaking countryside above the pennine village of Sowerby. The circular route follows quiet country roads, bridleways and paths with panoramic views over the Calderdale and Ryburn valleys. Approx’ 40% of the route is “off-road” on tracks and paths

Registration from 9:30am for and 11am start

Admission is

  • SLC Members £10 advance £12 on the day
  • Non Members £11 advance £13 on the day

For entry forms and further details contact Fiona Butterworth on 07796 500897 or email val95pownall@gmail.com

Riverside Dementia Friendly Cafe

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Get down to the Riverside Cafe at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Ripponden.

A very warm welcome is extended to people with dementia, conditions such as Parkinson’s and their carers as well as people who my be isolated or lonely and just want a cup of tea and a chat.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 1:30 – 3:30 pm

£2 including refreshments

Incredible Edible Brighouse Celebration Evening

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Get involved with the Incredible Edible Brighouse, Community Consultation, AGM & Volunteer Celebration Evening

On Tuesday 16 May 2017 – 7.30pm
At The Link, Central Methodist Church, Commercial St, Brighouse, HD6 1AQ

Incredible Edible Brighouse is a grow your own scheme run by members of the community for the community and was set up in 2013.  We aim to help plant fruit and vegetables in unloved and neglected areas in and around Brighouse, helping to retain and revitalize these green spaces. Just starting our fifth year we have worked in partnership with the Safer, Cleaner, Greener section of Calderdale Council and have “incredibled” many of the raised beds in Brighouse town centre. This year we have continued with existing projects and have some exciting new ones to introduce.

We have worked with various community groups including cubs and scouts and have received support from Grow Wild, Together Housing, Arco, Tesco & Morrisons, Calder Valley Skip Hire and Kershaw’s Garden Centre.

Could you spare an hour or two each fortnight to help us plant new plants and maintain the beds or perhaps help man the stall at one of or fundraising events or even make things for us to sell, there are lots of opportunities for volunteers with a whole variety of skills.  Are you a business that could make a donation? – we need wood to make planters, prizes for tombola’s and fundraising events.

Would you like to find out more?  Come along to our annual Community Consultation,  AGM and Volunteer Celebration Evening at 7.30pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017 in The Link, Central Methodist Church, Brighouse .

If you would like to come along to one of our planting sessions we meet outside Wilko, Brighouse as below:

  • Sunday 21 May – 11am
  • Tuesday 23 May – 10.30am
  • Monday 30 May – 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 9 May – 10.30am
  • Monday 15 May – 6.30pm

For more information email us at Digforbrig@yahoo.co.uk

Motown Night at Berties for RSPCA

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Motown Night

RSPCA Halifax and Huddersfield will be having a Motown Night at Berties in Elland with a live DJ playing all the best Soul and Motown favourites with a little bit of funk mixed in for good measure!

This is a great opportunity for a night out with your friends, family or colleagues to start the bank holiday weekend off in style. There will be plenty of entertainment on the night with optional games and competitions to help raise vital funds for your local RSPCA branch.

Tickets are only £5 so get in touch now to book your place or you can purchase online by clicking here: www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Halifax/Berties-Banqueting-Rooms-Elland-Halifax/Motown-Night/12954937/

Contact Fay on 01422 341160 or Faygibbons@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk for more details.