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Could you help Happy Days with donations of essentials?

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Happy Days is a local charity that houses the homeless in Calderdale and Kirklees.

 

We are running low on donations now that winter has started and we would appreciate any help with the following:

 

Always needed:

  • Double duvets
  • Towels (hand and bath towel size)
  • Double duvet sets (covers and pillow cases)
  • Pillows
  • Sheets and covers

 

Specifically at the moment we are also looking for:

  • Curtain rails (window is 60″ wide)
  • Curtains x 2 pairs – 60″ wide x 72″ long (light blocking if possible)

 

Toiletry packs – Introductory pack (on move in) – we always need donations for men of the following:

  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Gel
  • Disposable razors

 

For further information and to make a donation, please contact

 

Alex AbelOperations Manager

 

Happy Days UK Charity – bringing Hope to the homeless through Community & Social Enterprise

Reg Charity No: 1157527

Office: Warehouse 2, The Wharf, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2AG  t: 01422 303458

Cycles & Cafe: 18a Town Hall Street, Sowerby bridge, HX6 2EA  t: 01422 836860

 

http://www.happydaysuk.org/

https://localgiving.org/happydaysuk

Chair Pilates at The Space @ Field Lane

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Get active and take part in gentle chair fitness exercise in Rastrick. Suitable for all abilities

Every Tuesday – 1pm to 2pm
At The Space at Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT

Just £3.50 per session – Places limited and booking is essential

Call in at The Space at Field Lane or call 01484 556924 or by email to mail@thespaceatfieldlane.org.uk

Dance Ability Calderdale – Children Dance classes every Tuesday at the Space

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Dance Ability Calderdale Dance classes aimed at children between 4 – 11 years old have started at The Space, every Tuesday, starting November 5th.

A chance for children to experiment and get involved in dancing, including cheer dance, modern Bollywood, dance improvisation and combinations.

The classes are run every Tuesday The Space, Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3JT. Classes start at 3:45pm – 4:45pm but please arrive by 3:30pm.

Each course is £5 or £25 for a block of 7 classes (paid in full upfront).

All abilities welcome!

To book please contact Karen on 07760 246724 or email karenbinnsstageschool@yahoo.co.uk

 

A new Staying Well class for Shelf – Pilates for All

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shelf.pngShelf and Northowram Staying Well Steering Group have commissioned this exercise for all class at Shelf Village Hall starting on Thursday 3 October.

With funding from Community Foundation for Calderdale through the Isolation Fund, this Pilates For All class will include standing and seated exercises so everyone can take part.

Enjoy a 45 minute class with a highly qualified instructor for just £5 a session.

For more information, call Eve on 07930 803229.

There are community funds available in the Lower Valley wards through the Isolation Fund and Staying Well for micro-commissioning activities that improve well being and tackle isolation and loneliness. If you would like to know more, please call Staying Well on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Older Person’s Holiday Fund 2020

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holiday fund headerThe Community Foundation for Calderdale’s Older Person’s Holiday Fund makes going on a holiday more affordable for older people who do not have the opportunity through social isolation, ill health or disability or financial hardship.

A holiday can provide a change of scenery, a chance to sightsee or simply a relaxing break with loved ones.

Grants of £300 for a single person or £500 for a couple are available towards a holiday in the UK. If a single person needs a carer it is possible to apply as a couple to enable the carer to go too.

Applications are weighted towards:

  • Applicants who are 60+
  • People who live in postcode areas HX although people who live in other areas of Calderdale are encouraged to apply.
  • Those in financial hardship
  • Those who suffer from long term illness or disability.
  • People who have not benefited from the fund before

The application deadline for UK breaks in 2020 is 15th December 2019

Please return your completed application form to:
Post: Holiday Fund, Staying Well, 87 Turner Avenue South, Halifax, HX2 8EF
Email: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
Apply online: click here for the online application form 

Decisions will be made within 4 weeks of the grant deadline and payments will be made directly to the holiday provider.

If you require support completing the application, please contact Staying Well on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

The Last Memory play in Elland

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Join Staying Well on Wednesday 25 September, 7pm at Elland Cricket Club for a performance of the moving play ‘The Last Memory’ by Alan Stockdill.

The play tells the story of how Talking Stock producer, Catherine Pasek cared for her father in his final years and the challenges and experiences of living with dementia.

Call us to book a FREE ticket or for more information – 01422 392767.the last memory.png

New Lunch Club at Space, Field Lane

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Come along and enjoy a 2 course lunch @ the Space Field Lane every third Friday of the month starting in September.

The new lunch clubs are delivered by Disability Partnership Calderdale with support from The Space @ Field Lane.

The lunch club costs just £3.99 and includes a 2-course hot meal, plus quizzes, live entertainment, singers, and various activities including chair exercises and Kurling.

The venue is fully accessible to people who have disabilities, and accessible transport can be arranged if required.

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