Nov

Support and Integration Fund launch

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Grant funding of between £500 – £50,000 is available. To find out how you can get involved go to the launch event on  November 28 at 1:30pm – 3pm to find out more. The FREE event is to be held at the CFFC Offices on Discovery Road HX1 2NG but you must register your interest through Eventbrite where you will also find more information about the aims of providing the grants.

Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) are particularly interested in seeing locally-based community and faith organisations who may not currently support asylum seekers and refugees, but who would like to widen their offer to asylum seekers and refugees This could be a safe, well-promoted local group for asylum seekers in need to contact, an offer of befriending, lunch clubs or coffee mornings, parent and child groups or to a local project to increase the community understanding and cohesion around asylum and migration issues. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

In addition we also have a grant of £50,000 available. The large grant is to support asylum seekers’ and refugees integration in Calderdale. This would include holding a caseload of people who may be in need of support as well as working with locally-based community and faith organisations to help build the integration support they are able to offer. Immigration advice would not be expected. Ideally, this post will be over a maximum of two years. A total of £50,000 is available to one organisation.

 

Christmas Craft Fair at Southgate Methodist Church

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Southgate Methodist Church in Elland are holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 25 November from 10am – 2pm where you can choose from many unique gifts for Christmas and enjoy a chocolate tombola, raffle and sandwiches, tea, coffee and cakes.

Gifts include bespoke woodcraft, handmade jewellery, hand crafted cushions and much more!

Admission is free but come early to get your bacon butties from 10am – 12 noon.

For more information call 01422 374562

Soup and Sandwich Evening at Southgate Methodist Church

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Friday 24 November 2017 Southgate Methodist Church, Elland will be holding a FREE Soup and Sandwich evening from 6pm to 8pm.

This is open to anybody in the community (Elland & District) who are on their own (or couples who feel socially isolated) who wish to come for food, warmth, company and conversation.  The project is also open to anybody (singles or couples) who are unable to provide food for themselves.  There is absolutely no charge for the food, it is totally free we just want people to come and enjoy our hospitality and each other’s company.

For further information call 01422 374562 or email Rev Colin Sherwood.

Coming to Elland – Pudsey, Harry and Paul!

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Coming to Elland Market on Friday 17 November to support @BBCLookNorth Harry & Paul in their @BBCBig5 3 legged race?

Yes – the legendary Harry Gration and the less legendary Paul Hudson (but who always makes the weather more interesting than a chat at a bus stop) will be visiting Elland. They may not know that they are privileged  to be part of the momentous 700 celebration.

On the 24th of February 1317, John de Eland was issued a royal charter by King Edward II allowing him to hold a weekly market and two fairs annually, therefore confirming Elland’s status as a market town.

There will be have stalls selling crafts, handmade cushions & aprons, greetings cards & wrapping paper, hot sandwiches & meats and fresh fish. Come and join the fun! @Calderdalemkt

Children in Need (and Pudsey) come to the Piece Hall

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The famous mascot made an early “in person” appearance at a Halifax nursery this week and in spirit he is likely to be with BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Paul Hudson as – strapped together, three-legged style – they make their way through Elland, Rastrick, Brighouse and Hipperholme today en route from Huddersfield to their finishing line 15 miles later at Halifax Piece Hall!

After conquering the hills, including venturing over the infamous Shibden Wall, they aim to reach the Piece Hall at 5pm.

This week Pudsey popped in to see all at Shining Stars Day Nursery, Illingworth, where events included crazy hair day, a nursery bake off and dressing up. Pudsey visited with Amanda Clegg, ASDA Halifax’s community champion. Nursery manager Victoria Wilson said: “The children love getting involved in a range of activities and parents have been extremely supportive in making sure we had such a fun-filled week.”

Also at the Piece Hall, Look North presenters Amy Garcia and Owain Wyn Evans will be joined by 163 pupils from schools including Salterhebble, Old Town and Luddenden Foot, to form part of a national choir singing a beautiful jazz rendition of Over The Rainbow.

 

Are you doing something for Children In Need this weekend? Why not send us your pictures and a few details about what you were doing?

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 10 November – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer …

Featuring:

  • How Medicinal Prescriptions May Change
  • Any Questions‘ comes to Brooksbank School
  • Remembrance Sunday in Halifax
  • Interfaith Week events
  • Get ready for the Brighouse Victorian Christmas Festival 

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

Reflective Women Sessions at Halifax WomenCentre

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Reflective Women at WomenCentre will be a supportive, creative, mindful thinking environment inspired by the life and words of Maya Angelou.

If you don’t like something, change it.

If you can’t change it, change your attitude’ Maya Angelou

It will enable you to

  • Re-think your story
    • reflect on past experiences and how they have impacted on your sense of self
    • use & develop thinking skills
    • develop positive decision-making and self-esteem
  • Re-write your story
    • find your voice and tell your lived experience your way
    • set goals for the future to achieve your potential
    • use creativity such as writing, poetry and art
    • create materials to help others

Thursdays 11am – 2pm starting 16 November 2017

with Thinking Environment Practitioner Lesley Whiting and Writer and Facilitator Emma Decent.

Come along to any of the sessions or contact Lesley Whiting or Alison Lord at WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax HX1 1JN. Telephone: 01422 386500 Ext 220

 

Calderdale Heritage Walks Winter Programme 2017-2018

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The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays.
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.

Sunday 19 November 2017 Historic Heptonstall

Before Halifax took over, Heptonstall was the local centre for the cloth trade with a long history and fascinating buildings.

Meet Margaret Nortcliffe at 2.00 p.m in the Bowling Club car park at Heptonstall. HX7 7LT


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

 

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