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Elland Boys Brigade Craft Fair March 14

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Elland Boys Brigade are hosting Elland Craft Fair at Southgate Methodist Church on Saturday 14th March.

Doors will open at 09:00 until 12:30.

We already have 15 stalls booked selling a range of bespoke items including confectionery, spa goods and books.

Entrance is 50p, or £1 including a hot drink, and all proceeds will go to Boys Brigade funds.

 

Venue: Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL

5th International Women’s Day Celebrations 2020 -The WomenCentre

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The WomenCentre invite you to the Northern Quarter in Huddersfield for an evening celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Come join us on this free event, including food, talk and a musical event showcasing local female talent, as well as an after party!

This is a charity event and all performers will be giving their time for free. There is no fee on the door but donations will be ecouraged & gratefully received. They will then proceed to the Huddersfield WomenCentre – a fabulous organisation that supports mental health wellbeing of women in Kirklees.

For the day schedule and list of acts, visit the Event’s Facebook page.

More Information on Facebook

Everyone is very welcome to join us for this special evening and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

Venue: Northern Quarter, 28 Wood Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DU

Brighouse Central Methodist Church Lent Lunches Starting February 27, 2020

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Brighouse Central Methodist Church is running a series of Thursday Lent Lunches during the period of Lent, with the first one on Thursday February 27.

Brighouse Lent Lunches

 

You are welcome to come to the Brighouse Central Methodist Church.

Lunch costs £5.00 per person and it includes a choice of two home-made soups, roll and butter, followed by cake or scone. There is unlimited tea and coffee provided.

Dinner is served between 12.30 – 1.30.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Venue: Brighouse Central Methodist Church, Commercial St, Brighouse HD6 1AQ Tel01484 714854

 

Community Foundation for Calderdale Launch Flood Appeal

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Calderdale Flood Appeal Launched

The Community Foundation for Calderdale has launched an appeal for people to give to a fund to help those affected by the devastating floods on 9th February.

Storm Ciara created significant damage through severe flooding across the Calder Valley, where a month’s rain fell in just 12 hours. Days later Storm Dennis swept over the flood-hit towns still recovering from the disaster. This is the third time in eight years that our resilient community has been devastated by flooding. It is estimated that 500 homes, 400 businesses, eight schools and two care homes have been affected. We are leading the response to support the local community.

How the funding will be spent

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) is a registered charity with 30 years experience of fundraising and giving out grants to people in need across the Calder Valley. We have led the response to all of the significant floods in the area. We are awarding emergency grants to householders, charities and businesses affected. More information will be posted on our website and on social media.

How this will benefit the community

The financial support that we will be offering the communities affected will help people to get back on their feet after the devastating impact of the floods. The more funds that we raise through this appeal will enable us to have a greater impact.

More information and to donate: https://localgiving.org/appeal/2020FloodAppeal/

Next Shoppers lunch March 6th at Southgate Christian Centre

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The next Shoppers’ Lunch at the Southgate Methodist Church will be on Friday March 6th at 12pm.

 

Tickets are £5.00 per person for a two course meal and a drink.

 

Meal is served at 12 noon at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street Elland HX5 0JL. All areas are accessible for people with disabilities.

For more information please ring Wilma on 07772123058.
You can book your tickets or just come on the day.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

The Great British Spring Clean – Lower Valley Needs You!

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 The Great British Spring Clean is on its way from Friday 20th March to Monday 13th April 2020 across the UK. Calderdale Council and Keep Britain Tidy are calling on you, our #LitterHeroes, to take action.

This year Calderdale Council want to support as many local groups and individuals as possible. We hope that collecting a record amount of litter will improve the environment on your doorstep by joining the country’s biggest mass-participation environmental campaign.

We couldn’t do The Great British Spring Clean without people like you committing to taking part – you are helping to make a real difference in your local community by getting people to think about the amount of litter in our environment. Once someone has been on a litter pick, it’s very hard for them to not notice litter everywhere they go; we want litter picking to be the norm!

The Great British Spring Clean is aiming to inspire over half a million people to join forces across the country to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

It doesn’t matter if this is your first time hosting a litter pick or your one hundredth, we want #LitterHeroes across the country to stand together to declare that litter is unacceptable.

If you would like to host or attend a Clean-Up then please get in touch and Calderdale can provide Equipment, Bags (from Keep Britain Tidy) and collect all litter after the event.

Clean-ups will take place from 20 March – 13 April 2020 and we already have some events in the diary so please get in touch ASAP to get booked in.

For information, please contact:

Amy Powell-Bevan, Volunteer Co-ordinator (Monday to Wednesday)
Safer Cleaner Greener
Directorate for Public Services, Spring Hall Mansion, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0AQ
Tel: 07734 974024

Volunteers wanted to help at the Shopper’s lunch Southgate Christian Centre Elland

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Southgate Christian Centre have been hosting their popular Shoppers lunch on the first Friday of each month. In order to continue, they need your help.

If you have some time to spare, they are in need of volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up after this very well received community event.

This is a very rewarding experience and an opportunity to meet like minded people, making a positive contribution to the lives of others around you.

All orientation will be provided and subsidised lunch included. If you have some time to help others, they would be very grateful.

The Shopper’s lunch starts at 12pm on the first Friday of each month at the Southgate Methodist Church in Elland. For £5.00 you can receive a two course meal and a hot drink.

Please contact Wilma Paton on 07772123058 for information and to register your interest.

 

Venue: Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL

Calderdale Citizens Advice help with employability skills for 16-20 year olds

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Do you know someone between the ages of 16 and 20 who wants to improve their employability skills?

Or maybe they want to gain valuable experience whilst making a real difference to people living in Calderdale?

If you know someone who might want to take advantage of this exciting opportunity or simply have a chat about the options available, contact us using our website at https://calderdalecab.org.uk/contact-us/ .

We are able to deliver this project thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Calderdale through the #project and The Big Lottery