Find your Valentail and support your local RSPCA!
Can you believe it’s February already? Which means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We know that traditionally, this is a time to declare our love for our significant others. However, we think our beloved pets should be included in this too, right?!
We’re glad you agree! Since we have oodles of fur babies who don’t have anyone to love this February and are waiting to be chosen as your Valentail! Could it be…..
Simply visit our website and select a mystery door to discover your very own Valentail waiting behind it!
Anyone who donates to their Valentail, will receive a surprise message from them on Tuesday Feb 14th!
Letting you know how your donation has helped them on their journey to find love in a new forever home!
This year’s appeal runs from February 1st – February 14th and will not only help us raise vital funds in these very difficult times – but also raise awareness of our work and most importantly, find homes for the animals in our care!
Thank you so much for your support.
So, who will be your Valentail?!…
RSPCA Picture Perfect Pet Photo Competition January 20!
Local RSPCA are on the lookout for Picture Perfect Pets
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch’s annual ‘Picture Perfect Pet’ photo competition is live!
All entries are being judged on their ‘cuteness’ and ‘all-round best image’. The digital competition can be entered via the charity’s website or by email. Entries cost just £2 and will feature 3 animal categories for Cats, Dogs and Other pets.
Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager says “We’re starting the year with one of our favourite virtual events – our Picture Perfect Pet Photo Competition! It’s a fun way of showing how much our animal companions mean to us and who knows, you might even win a £30 Pets At Home gift voucher and a rosette!’’
The competition is open to every kind of pet, whether that’s a dog, cat, rabbit, reptile, horse or bird!
Simply submit your photo by January 20th at midday and you could be in with the chance of winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in either of the 3 Pet Categories. Winners will be announced on January 22nd.
For more information about the competition and the branch please visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/picture-perfect-pet-photo-competition-2023/
“The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.”
Calderdale Council: Community Small Grants Scheme
Calderdale community groups running events and projects to support local towns, people and the environment are invited to apply for grants from a £70,000 Council funding pot.
Grants to boost community projectsOne off grants up to £3000 from a £70,000 council funding pot Deadline to apply: Monday 6th February 2023
Grants will be awarded to projects that help achieve the Council’s priorities to create strong, thriving towns and places, reduce inequalities and tackle the climate emergency.
For more information please click here Click the button below and apply online before the deadline: 9am on 06/02/23.
Knitting group at Project Colt in Elland every Friday morning
We are looking for ladies (or gentlemen!!) to join our knitting circle to knit some teddies for Zarach.
Zarach is a charity that provides and delivers beds and basics to children in Poverty.
This helps families in crisis rise up from surviving to thriving.
Eat. Sleep. Learn.
So if you would like to be part of our knitting team, in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office on 01422 377176 or you are more than welcome to just turn up, on Fridays 11am-1pm at Project Colt, Elland Bridge, Elland, HX5 0SG
Meet the funder : Free funding webinar from easyfundraising – January 24th
Is your voluntary organisation looking for unrestricted funding? Come along to this informal session to find out how your voluntary group, CIC, social enterprise, church, school, sports club or charity can use the free easyfundraising platform to receive donations unrestricted funding when your volunteers, staff and supporters shop with leading retailers.
What to expect:
- A live demonstration of how it works
- Instructions on how to get your organisation set up
- Tips on how to raise as much as possible
- A Q&A session with Community Fundraising Manager Becky Coleman
Date: Tuesday 24th January
Time: 12.30 – 1.15pm
Register to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAud-qvpjoqE9R9GDQHnF1Q8600l2YsbdUk
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
easyfundraising offer to run exclusive sessions just for your organisations/members. To find out more, contact Becky Coleman
Boost your organisation’s earnings with easyfundraising
What are your fundraising goals this year? A new project? Improved facilities? Core costs? Volunteer training? Whatever you need funding for, make sure fundraising platform easyfundraising is a part of your strategy. easyfundraising enables voluntary and third sector organisations to benefit from cashback donations when their supporters shop online.
easyfundraising has been helping good causes benefit from free funding from online shopping since 2007. Over £43m has been raised for good causes and charities across the UK, and your organisation can be a part of it too.
easyfundraising partners with 7,300 online retailers that will donate a percentage of what a shopper spends with them back to your organisation at no extra cost to anyone. Retailers include everyday favourites like Amazon, eBay, Boots, and Argos, department stores like John Lewis, M&S, Debenhams, and House of Fraser, supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons, home improvement retailers such as B&Q, Dunelm, Wickes and Homebase, fashion brands like ASOS, Very, H&M, Boden and Clarks – and many more.
Hope Pastures in Leeds have raised over £3,500 so far and say easyfundraising is the helping hand that allows them to fundraise easily for their essential needs: “The money has helped with the direct costs of looking after our rescue cases, for example the feed bills which are always higher in the winter. I would advise other causes to join easyfundraising. It is easy for supporters to use.”
Free to register and use, signing up to easyfundraising is a great way to create a continuous stream of income, which complements your existing activities to make 2022 your best fundraising year yet.
Crew Heart Support New Year’s Annual Lunch January 23rd
CREW Heart Support Club will be holding their Annual Lunch at Pollino’s on
Monday, January 23rd at 14:00. Meeting at 13:30
The lunch is open to your family and friends, it was a great success last year, let’s see if we can repeat it!
We will be holding a raffle and other fund raisings during the lunch; we don’t expect to receive the splendid donations made lastyear, but if anyone would like to contribute a prize for our raffle, we will be most grateful.
Click images below for booking information and to view the proposed menu for the day.
Venue: Pollino Restaurant, Halifax, Warley Rd, Halifax HX1 3SU
Anne Lister of Halifax: arch-traditionalist or ‘first modern lesbian’?
Halifax Civic Trust invite you to a talk about our local historic celebrity, Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, led by Dr Jill Liddington.
Anne Lister in Halifax: arch-traditionalist or ‘first modern lesbian’?
Sat, 21 January 2023, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT
Albany Club 57 Clare Road Halifax HX1 2JP
Tickets: £15.00 pp, Book through Eventbrite
Dr Jill Liddington is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Her expertise lies with women’s history, especially gender and class in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain.
Jill is the celebrated author of Female Fortune: the Anne Lister diaries 1833-36. This was the book that inspired TV scriptwriter Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack (BBC1/HBO). It was also the book Sally chose to take with her if she was ever trapped on a desert island (BBC R4).
We are holding this fund-raising talk in conjunction with Jill, a member of Halifax Civic Trust, and afterwards there will be a book signing of Female Fortune.
The event will be held at The Albany Club at Hope Hall 57 Clare Rd, Halifax HX1 2JP which has connections to Anne Lister by being home to Christopher Rawson her coal rival.
The event starts at 14.00 with a 40 minute talk followed by Q&A. There are refreshments of Tea & Coffee and biscuits.
This is a Fund raising event and Tickets are now on sale at £15.00 with the proceeds going towards Halifax Civic Trust.
This event is open to everyone, including members of Halifax Civic Trust.
We welcome people to come and enjoy this event and support our work.
This promises to be a popular event and early booking is advised.
Let Focus4Hope collect and recycle your tree! – book by January 8th
There is nothing quite like the look and scent of a real tree at Christmas, but when Christmas is over, they can be a hassle to dispose of.
Why not let Focus4Hope collect and recycle your tree this January!
For a small donation, we will pick up your tree from outside your home and recycle it for you, it takes the stress and hassle away from you and is good for the environment too!
Our amazing volunteers will be collecting Christmas Trees from Thursday 12th January to Saturday 14th January 2023.
Collection postcodes: HD6, HX1, HX2, HX3, HX4 and HX5.
Registration closes 10pm on Sunday 8th January 2023
For a one off donation Focus4Hope will collect the Christmas tree and recycle it in a sustainable manner at Ogden Water Nature Reserve. The service is run by volunteers with individuals and companies giving up their time and vans.
Could you become a Tree recycling volunteer? Please get in touch with us!
Overgate Hospice Annual Carol Concert December 17th
Join OVERGATE HOSPICE CHOIR conducted by Dr GORDON STEWART
At the Minster Organ: ALAN HORSEY
HAMMONDS BAND Musical Director: MORGAN GRIFFITHS
A wonderful evening of thrilling traditional music for all to sing, enhanced by exciting works from our famous GUEST BAND, HAMMONDS as well as special Carols by the Choir – a number of which involve audience participation too. Something for all the family. Early booking and arrival is advised for this perennially popular concert – one of the real highlights of the Calderdale Christmas Calendar.
Put the date in YOUR diary now – Saturday 17th December 2022.
We extend our thanks to the Bearder Charity for their generous support of our Annual Carol Concert in 2022.
- Venue: Halifax Minster
- Date: December 17, 2022 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tickets: £12 pp
For a ticket please contact:
Choir secretary 01422 373 252
From the Hospice: 30 Hullen Edge Road, Elland, HX5 0QY
Purchase on the night: 01422 387121