During this unprecedented time, Calderdale’s food banks, which are mainly led by volunteers, are relying on the kindness of our communities even more than usual. All food and financial donations will be very gratefully received by the food banks to help them top up their supplies.
This page will be updated at least on a weekly basis.
Includes information about:
- Current Operations
- Donating food
- Food supply
- General Support
- Donating money
- Volunteering at a food bank
- Generosity and Kindness
- Street based provision
- Free School Meals
- LIST OF CURRENT FOOD BANKS IN CALDERDALE
Times are difficult and help is needed now more than ever. If you can offer any assistance, either in the way of food for the more vulnerable or by giving some of your time to the NHS, please follow these links:
Find food banks near you asking for help with donations.
- https://www.givefood.org.uk/needs/ – Food banks in need
If you can offer your help to the NHS it will be greatly appreciated. You can submit your details through the form found in this link.
- https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSvolunteerresponders – NHS looking for volunteer responders
Find out about the latest goings on at Pennine Magpie, such as our bake off to raise money for the flood appeal, our big soup share to bring our local community together and a spotlight on some of our new sessions…
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The 2020 Halifax Long March has been cancelled. The following message appears at the official website:
“It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Halifax Long March.
Given the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic it was felt that it would not be in the best interest of our walkers, helpers or committee members to proceed with the event at this time.
We will be contacting all parties involved over the next few days to fully explain our decision and to arrange refunds of walker registration fees.
The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all our walkers, helpers and charity associates for your interest and support and we hope to see you all again in 2021. ”
“ Flood Aid 2 POSTPONED (Sunday 29 March 2020)
Unfortunately the Flood Aid event scheduled for 29 March has been postponed by the organisers.
As soon as the event is rescheduled we will let you know. Tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date or they can be returned to the Box Office for a full refund. ”
Elland needs your help
Since 1965 The Cartwheel Centre has promoted education, social welfare and leisure time activities for the benefit of the people of Elland. Whether it’s youth clubs and support services for our young people or luncheon clubs and reducing loneliness for our older people, we have been at the heart of Elland for 55 years!
However, last year was a difficult one. Due to a number of situations outside of our control, the centre experienced a very hard time and, if not for the dedication of our Management Committee, the centre could have faced closure.
However, things are now returning to normal but the centre needs your help and we are appealing for support from local businesses and individuals to serve on the Management Committee, or offer support in other ways.
Are you able to spare a few hours a week to help the centre upgrade and revamp to a standard in order to continue to be a great venue for everyone’s benefit in the town?
Until recently Youth Services have delivered sessions for local young people from the centre and there is usually a popular luncheon club. We would love to expand on the things we offer local people in Elland and need your help to do so.
If joining the Management Committee isn’t for you, could you support a fundraising campaign or be happy to make a donation?
Some of the skills we need to save the centre
Administration, IT, record keeping, opening and closing the building, overseeing contractors, gaining quotes.
You will need to be
- able to commit to regular meetings and work in between meetings
- reliable and work with integrity
- passionate about getting a job done well!
If you would like to join us or would like to have an informal chat about what you could offer, please contact Joe Braithwaite, Acting Chair email@example.com
The Cartwheel Centre, Temperence Building/Huddersfield Rd, Elland HX5 9DW
Tel: 01422 374533
In response to the recent floods that happened in Calderdale in 2020, Flood Aid 2 is organised once more to raise money for the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s Flood relief fund.
Sunday the 29th of March at 7:30 at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax.
Flood Aid 2 is the brainchild of local TV celebrity Piers Mettrick, who via his links is yet again hosting this amazing Charity evening.
Box office: 01422 351158
Fountain Street, Halifax, HX1 1BP
Throughout time, Easter celebrations, however interpreted, represent Hope and New Beginnings . Especially for all these reasons, Easter is also a great time for surprises!
The Halifax Long March is a Midnight walk unlike any other. Starting at 12.00am midnight, aiming to finish at 10am the next day, this 26 miles night hike is a themed route that will take you past famous landmarks of Calderdale. The route will not be revealed until the start of the event!
Challenge yourself achieving an incredible milestone or walk for a cause you believe in. There is over 40 amazing charities to choose from. You can even propose your own reason for doing this!
If you don’t fancy the walk but would still like to get involved, marshals are needed along the way to support and help those walking with practical and emotional support.
There are 3 rest centres along the route offering free refreshments. The route will be monitored by First Aid qualified marshals and covered by GPS for peace of mind.
Come join us for a challenge and a good cause – or just to take a break from all the chocolate eggs!
More information here:
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team
ESF Community Grants Meet the Funder Event
Grants of £5,000 – £20,000 available in West Yorkshire
- Are you a small or voluntary organisation?
- Do you deliver in West Yorkshire?
- Do you work with unemployed people in your local area?
Grants are available to fund your project.
Thursday 5th March, 9.30am – 2.30pm
VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY
9:30-11.00am: Drop in for any organisation
11.00am-1:30pm: 1-to-1 appointment (book a 20 minute slot to discuss the fund)
1:30pm-2:30pm: Drop in for any organisation
To book a slot please contact Anushka: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 238 060
ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and delivered in partnership with Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.
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.
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