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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 23 November – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring:-

  • Brighouse Christmas Market This Weekend
  • National HIV Testing Week
  • FREE Dad’s Event at The Edge Play Gym
  • Christmas Fairs and Concerts
  • Support Elland Silver Band and Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group

Have a great weekend!

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Fundraising Ideas for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

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Christmas is a very special time for our families. A time to share magical moments and make precious memories that will last forever.

That’s why Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice wants to make Christmas as magical as possible – but they need your help.

Luckily, they have 12 festive and fun ways you can get involved. From donating to our shops, playing the raffle, volunteering or cycling to Lapland (well, sort of), there’s something for everyone!

National HIV Testing Week 2018

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National HIV Testing Week promotes HIV testing to the most affected population groups in England, men who have sex with men (MSM) and black African men and women. These groups make up seven out of 10 people in the UK living with HIV.

The week is co-ordinated by HIV Prevention England (HPE) with support and participation from organisations in the public, statutory and private sectors, and promotes the benefits of regular testing and treatment for both the individual and community.

 

Testing

Testing for HIV is free, fast, confidential and simple – you can now even do it at home.

Testing is good for YOU

The sooner you find out you have HIV, the better it is for your health. If you have HIV for a long time without knowing, it can damage your health and shorten your life. It’s a good idea to test at least once a year (or more if you have unprotected sex with more than one partner).

Testing is good for ALL OF US

Most people get HIV from someone who doesn’t know they have it – the only way to be sure is to get tested.

Get tested

Do your bit to stop HIV in the UK by getting tested. Find out:

Prince Harry has called for HIV testing to be seen as “completely normal and accessible”, in a new video to mark National HIV Testing Week.

The Duke of Sussex said people should view getting testing for HIV the same as getting protected against viruses like “cold and flu”.

He said in the video: “There is still too much stigma, which is stopping so many of us from getting a simple, quick and easy test.

“Taking an HIV test is something to be proud of – not something to be ashamed or embarrassed about.”

Around one-in-eight people living with HIV are undiagnosed, while 43% of people who were diagnosed in 2017 did so at a late stage of the virus, meaning damage to their immune system had already begun.

A late diagnosis can lead to a 10-fold increased risk of death.

The royal has long advocated for better HIV testing, and when he got tested live on Facebook two years ago there was a five-fold increase in orders for HIV tests from the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Ian Green, chief executive of the charity, said: “We’re thrilled to have the Duke’s continued support for tackling HIV stigma and normalising testing, ahead of what we hope will be the most successful National HIV Testing Week ever.”

Public Health England (PHE) chief executive, Duncan Selbie, said: “Testing and early diagnosis are critical to ensure that those with HIV can access effective treatments and go on to live a long and healthy life.”

Treatment

Treatment is good for YOU

If you have HIV, the sooner you start treatment, the better it is for your health – it protects you from illnesses which could shorten your life.

Treatment is good for ALL OF US

People on effective treatment cannot pass on HIV. That’s because HIV medication works by reducing the amount of the virus in the body to ‘undetectable’ levels. This means the levels of HIV are so low that the virus cannot be passed on. This is called having an ‘undetectable viral load’.

Find out more about how treatment stops HIV being passed on.

 

 

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 16 November – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring:-

  • WOW – Women of the World Festival in Bradford
  • Looking Forward to Brighouse Christmas Market
  • Bertie’s Top 10 Tips for a Warmer, Healthier Home
  • Santa Comes to Kershaw’s Garden Centre
  • Autumn and Christmas Fairs
  • Support Elland Silver Band and Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group

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

It may be that one of your friends or colleagues may have forgotten to re-subscribe and is missing their Friday Flyer but no need to worry. They can easily see the Flyer on this blog or subscribe to our mailing  list again by clicking to stay in touch

North Halifax Partnership Ltd is registered as a ‘data controller’ with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the Data Protection Act. You can find out more about the Data Protection Act, and your legal rights at https://ico.org.uk

North Halifax Partnership Ltd will only use your personal information for the purpose which we have stated when we collect that information, and we will not collect unnecessary information about you, or keep your information for longer than it is needed. We will ensure your personal data is held securely and is not seen by anyone who should not see it.

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You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us via email, or by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of any email you receive from us.

WOW – Women of the World Festival in Bradford

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WOW Bradford is back for its third year being held mainly at Kala Sangam Intercultural Arts Centre, St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY (next to Bradford Cathedral).

WOW is a global festival that celebrates the incredible achievements of women and girls, takes a frank look at the obstacles they face, and creates a space to discuss new solutions together. With over 2 million people involved, WOW takes place in 30 cities including across the UK, in New York, Baltimore, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, Somaliland, Finland, and in Bradford.

There will be a weekend of talks, discussions, music, activism, performance, mentoring and big ideas, and hear from women who are breaking the mould in science, entrepreneurship, the arts, sport, economics, health and business from Bradford, nationally and internationally. There are sessions on everything from personal lives through to global concerns, including race, body image, violence against women and girls, religion, the role of men in gender equality, and a special one off set from Kate Tempest.

Find details and the latest programme at the Kala Sangam website or WOW Bradford Facebook page.

Christmas at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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There are lot’s of activities and events happening at Kershaw’s Garden Shopping Centre starting with Santa arriving on Saturday 17 November, 11:00am on a sleigh pulled by Rudolph the vintage tractor launching the family Fun day.

On Saturday 1 December, 4:00pm-7:00pm will be a Community Festive Evening including the Christmas Lights switch on. Entry is FREE but donations are welcome to support local charities.

The Tree Festival and Trail will be open throughout December up to 23rd from 10:00am to 7:30pm.

On Saturday 16 December, 1:00pm-2:00pm there will be Santa Paws raising funds for local animal charities.

Santa Visits Kershaw’s Garden Centre on Saturday 17 November

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On Saturday 17 November, 11:00am, Santa will arrive on a sleigh pulled by Rudolph the vintage tractor at Kershaw’s Garden Shopping Centre launching the family Fun day.

There will be free face painting & mince pies, fun and games, competitions, balloon magic, Christmas crafts and special offers for mums and dads, with music from Hipperholme community choir

Santa will be at the garden centre until Christmas and children can visit Santa’s Grotto at just £7.99 per child. See the website for booking details at www.kershawgardencentre.co.uk/santa

Women Traveller’s Exhibition Opening

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A new exhibition called Women Travellers will be opening on Saturday 24 November, 11:00am at Bankfield Museum.

Speeches and refreshments will be in the North Gallery at 11:00am, followed by the official opening of the new exhibition in the Link Gallery.

Focusing on the lives of four extraordinary women; Anne Lister, Edith Durham, Liz Humphries and Gertrude Bell. This exhibition will tell the story of the journeys they took, the objects they collected and the many people they met along the way. Objects displayed will include some of the outfits they wore to travel in, notebooks, photographs and the many fascinating items they brought back. You will discover stories of happiness, loss and amazing achievements!

On Saturday 24th there is also the final For King and Country event. Feel free to extend your visit when at 2:00pm there will be an event on the top floor to mark the end of the 2014-2018 For King and Country project. There will be speeches and thanks for all those involved in the project, attended by the Mayor of Calderdale. This will be followed by live music and refreshments in the North Gallery on the ground floor at 2:15pm.

FREE Dad’s Event at The Edge Play Gym

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Field Lane Children’s Centre will be holding a FREE Dad’s event on Saturday 24 November 2018, 9:30am-11:15am at The Edge Play Gym, Church Lane, Brighouse, HD6 1AT.

This event, suitable for children 0-8 years of age will give free access to the gym as well as party games, snacks and other activities.

Whilst the event is free, places are limited so please call Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386621 to book a place.

No Nonsense Networking featuring Google Digital Garage

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Are you slightly confused by social media or tempted by Twitter? Overwhelmed by the virtual world, yet wishing you could understand more about how to attract new customers?

If you’d like to learn new digital skills for your business, then No Nonsense Networking in partnership with UCVR* are bringing Google experts to the Calder Valley. So join us in Brighouse on Tuesday 13 November 2018 where our Google partners will be presenting some of the innovative ways to get noticed online.

Who is this for?

We are supporting businesses in Calder Valley affected by the ongoing economic impact of the 2015 floods. We are prioritising businesses in Brighouse, Elland and Sowerby Bridge at this event.

Timetable

  • 7.30 Registration, Refreshments & pastries
  • 8.00 Introduction to Digital Advertising shows small businesses how to attract new customers by optimising their presence on Google, gathering consumer insights and online advertising
  • 9.00 Social Media Strategy explores how to create a business strategy based on your business goals
  • 10.30 Writing for Social media is great for small business owners, looking to develop interesting content, headlines and ad copy. You’ll also develop a tone of voice that reflects you and your business.

There are limited places so book your ticket now! Click here – eventbrite.png

We look forward to meeting you all.

Kate, No Nonsense Networking, Alison and Stephen, *Upper Calder Valley Renaissance

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