Fundraising

RSPCA Christmas Stalls around Halifax

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For those who missed our Christmas Fair or can’t get enough of our festive cheer, we will be having more Christmas Stalls each Saturday of December around and about Halifax.

 

Come along and take a look, get unique stocking fillers and find out more about what your local RSPCA does.

 

Saturday 4th December : Westgate Arcade, Halifax, 11am – 3pm

Saturday 11th December : RSPCA Animal Centre, Halifax, 11am – 3pm

Saturday 18th December : RSPCA Animal Centre, Halifax, 11am – 3pm

 

www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

 

RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford is local and locally funded.

The amazing gift of giving

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This touching, not to mention truly inspirational story came to us. It shows that a lot can happen from what can start as a small initiative.

A Halifax Employment Trust employee and donor to the Community Foundation for Calderdale asked friends and family not to buy him any birthday presents for his 60th birthday.

Instead, they held a fundraiser and have raised £10,600 to fund people in Calderdale to learn how to do CPR and for defibrillators.

I’d like to think that many would like to join us in wishing:

Happy birthday sir, thank you for your generous gesture.

Halifax Society for the Blind Christmas Fair 17th November

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Our Christmas Fair takes place on Wednesday 17th November at The Maurice Jagger Centre from 2pm all welcome. Please spread the word and help make the event a success – see you there!
  • Knot Paper Scissors – Handmade Bespoke Gifts.
  • Sight Centre Stall – A selection of daily living aid products available.
  • Black Cat Hampers Stall – Gift Hampers, Yorkshire Treat Bags, Handmade Crackers, Liquorice and Fudge Hamper
  • And Much More!

RSPCA Christmas Fair 21 November

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RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District are having their Christmas Fair on November 21st at the Maurice Jagger centre, next door to their animal shelter.

See full information on events including more happenings at our local RSPCA

RSPCA Christmas Fair 10am – 12pm – Free Event

Join us on from 10am-12pm on Sunday November 21st for our Christmas Fair at The Maurice Jagger Centre (next door to our Wade Street Animal Centre) HX1 1UZ. 

We’ll be getting festive with some seasonal games for all the family (including the dog) and you can peruse our stalls to find some interesting stocking fillers and gifts from local traders.

All profits raised on the day will go directly to our Animal Centre, helping us to care for, rehabilitate and rehome the many cats, dogs and small animals in our Centre.

 

Whiskers and Cream – Sold Out

For enquiries, please email michelleking@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

Support Halifax Society for the Blind with your Co-op membership

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Members of the Co-op can now support Halifax Society for the Blind to raise funds to provide specialist cookery courses for local people living with sight loss.
Anyone with a Co-op card can opt to support the cause which means that every time you spend at the Co-op a small donation is made to HSB at no cost to the customer.
All you need to do is log on to your account and choose cause 55802.
Halifax Society for the Blind is one of the region’s oldest charities and now supports people across Calderdale to lead full and independent lives.
Thank you for your help,

Halifax Society for the Blind

Telephone: 07570 992816

The Halifax Society for the Blind is a registered Charity in England and Wales.
Registered number: 224258
Registered office: 36 Clare Rd, Halifax, HX1 2HX

Spin to win money for your charity!

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Fundraising website easyfundraising run a unique donation campaign through November. This campaign is giving voluntary groups and third sector organisations 1000s of opportunities to win donations this November.

When anyone connected to your organisation plays Spin to Win, they could win you anything from 10p – £50 every day. One in ten people are guaranteed to win a donation for their good cause every day throughout November so make sure your organisation is registered with easyfundraising so you can take part: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/community

We will have 1000 winners each day – so it is a great opportunity for community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises to win much needed donations – plus it’s a bit of fun which is much needed after the year we have all had!

For any questions contact Becky Coleman

e : becky@easyfundraising.org.uk
t : 01543 442315 / 07887 982549
w : www.easyfundraising.org.uk

Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza with WY Fire and Rescue service

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service invite you to their bonfire event, which is guaranteed to be fun and totally safe!

The event takes place at their headquarters in Birkenshaw.

Come down & have fun, as we provide a safe place to join in the celebrations!

To keep the Bonfire and fireworks extravaganza celebrations COVID-secure places at this year’s event are limited, so please arrive early to guarantee entry.

📍 Our HQ in Birkenshaw

📅 Saturday 6th November

⏲️Gates open 5pm

🔥Large bonfire lit at 6.30pm

✅Autism Friendly between 7pm – 7:30pm. Mini Fireworks Display (Suitable for small children and anyone who doesn’t like loud noises)

🎆 Main Fireworks event at 8.15pm!

🎟️ Tickets are sold on the gate, Adults £8, Children £5 and Under 5s free!

🚒 All proceeds from the event go to the Fire Fighters Charity.

Read more: https://www.wyfs.co.uk/news/bonfire-fireworks-extravaganza

Zombie Walkies for families, all ages and the dog too!

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford branch and Huddersfield BID are planning a fang-tastic first ever Zombie Walkies this Halloween.

Local families and their dogs are invited to take part in this interactive trick or treat event around Huddersfield town centre on Sunday October 31st…. in fancy dress too!

Starting from 11am at St Peter’s Gardens, Byram Street in Huddersfield Town Centre with spooktacular stalls and games; this dog and family friendly walk around the Town Centre calls in at different eateries and trick or treat pit stops along the way to celebrate Halloween and promote some great businesses too.

The event is free to attend but participants are encouraged to dress up, make a donation or raise sponsorship on their walk for the local RSPCA.

You can sign up to the Zombie Walkies on the day of the event from 11am or sign up now to secure your Zombie Walkies goody bag.

The event is also open to those who would just like to visit the Halloween hub of stalls and games at St. Peter’s Gardens – all are welcome!

All funds raised at Zombie Walkies go towards the important welfare work and animal care the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford support in our area.

Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager said:

‘’We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to our first Zombie Walkies and can’t wait to see the costumes people turn up in! As a local, self funded branch of the RSPCA, we rely heavily on our community’s support to help us care for all the animals in our Centre and we really hope people will take part in this event with or without their four-legged friends. You can even just pop down to say hello – or should that be Howloooooo!’’

With the added extra of rosettes and prizes awarded to the best-dressed individuals, group or pair (adult, child or dog) this promises to be a ghoulishy good Howloween!!

For more information and to sign up in advance for a goody bag contact www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/zombie-walkies-2021/ or search Facebook events for Zombie Walkies.

Happy Days Homeless Charity Halifax Winter Events

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Happy Days would like to invite you to their upcoming monthly events.

More details on each event as the time comes closer.

  • Saturday 16th October – The 50 Mile Drop
  • Thursday 21st October – Music Quiz
  • Friday 12th November – Comedy Evening
  • Friday 3rd December – Christmas Meal & Party Night

October

November

Event Details: We are hosting a full Comedy evening on Friday 12th November 2021, tickets are £15.00pp, all profits from the evening will go towards supporting Happy Days Homeless Charity.
FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER COMEDY @ ELLAND WMSC – RAISING FUNDS FOR HAPPY DAYS UK!

December

 

Happy Days are here for any issues surrounding homelessness.

They support people getting off the streets and securing accommodation through community and social enterprise.

Take a look at their summer edition news : https://youtu.be/baDaIcjUhVQ

Happy Days need your help. If you can provide them with toiletries and essentials it would help.

You can contact them here:

email: admin@happydaysuk.org
phone: 01422 303458

Happy Days UK

“It’s all about Community”
If you would like to donate to our work: https://localgiving.org/happydaysuk
Main charity – www.happydaysuk.org
Cycle Shop CIC – www.happydayscycles.org
Head office: Greycourt House, Greycourt Close, 160 King Cross Road, Halifax HX1 3LN
t: 01422 381316
Reg. Charity No: 1157527

Local Walkers Go The Extra Mile For Mental Health

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Calderdale mental health charity is lucky to have three local people ready to step up to the challenge and walk 26.2 miles in the first ever 100, 000 person Marathon: this year’s official Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon.

On Sunday 3rd October, Anneliese, Jim and Louise will take on the world’s greatest marathon ‘virtually’ and walk Healthy Minds’ own marathon route through Calderdale.

The gutsy walkers will be completing the official Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon in Calderdale to raise funds for the local mental health charity, Healthy Minds, who provide vital support for people across Calderdale.

Team Healthy Minds are just three of the 50,000 participants taking part in the virtual event. Another 50,000 will run the traditional Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.

Instead of heading to London, our local team will be walking from Todmorden to Halifax, passing through the local communities that Healthy Minds work with and provide for.

Poor mental health has and continues to be a huge challenge for many across England, with economically disadvantaged and younger people suffering more throughout the pandemic. The three local people taking on the Marathon challenge hope to shine a light on the local needs for mental health services.
To donate and support Healthy Minds ‘Marathon for Mental Health’ – visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/teamhealthyminds
or text 70470 to donate:

 

Text MARATHON 5 to donate £5
Text MARATHON 10 to donate £10
Text MARATHON 15 to donate £15

Texts cost the amount of your donation plus one standard rate message.

 

If you need the help and support of Healthy Minds or know someone who does, please email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Visit Healthy Minds’ website for more information about their services: www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk