Overgate Hospice 5-a-side tournament

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Dust off those boots and enter a team into a 5-a-side tournament to raise money for Overgate Hospice.

Thursday 13 April – From 5.30pm
At 3GI Soccer, Shaw Lodge Mills, Shaw Ln, HX3 9ET

Cost per team is £100

5.30pm arrival and first game kicks off at 6pm

For information or to book a team contact Clair on 01422 387121 or email claire.howard@overgatehospice.nhs.uk

Therapies Volunteers needed – Overgate Hospice

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Could you help us to enhance our patients, relaxation and general well-being?

We are looking for qualified volunteers specialising in a variety of areas including nutrition, Thai Chi, massage and yoga.

If you hold a diploma and over 2 years experience in one of these or a similar area and can spare a few hours each week we would love to hear from you!

Please call 01422 387145 for more information.

Ladies Gentle Exercise Class at Southgate Church Hall

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The Ladies Gentle Exercise Class costs just £3 and is suitable for all levels so get involved and enjoy fun routines to music & all over body-toning exercises.

Every Tuesday – 12.30pm to 1.30pm
At Southgate Church Hall, Langdale St, Elland.

For further information call Julie on 07584 901236

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Men’s Exercise Circuit at Southgate Church Hall

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The Men’s Exercise Circuit costs just £3 and is suitable for all levels, especially those recovering from injury, surgery or illness including Cancer.

Every Thursday – 1pm to 2pm
At Southgate Church Hall, Langdale St, Elland.

Partners, spouses and friends welcome.

For further information please call Julie on 07584 901236

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Working together Conference with Family Voice Calderdale

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Family Voice is the parent carer forum in Calderdale – working for children and young people aged 0-25 with any disability or additional needs. Find out more at the ‘Working together’ conference 2017.

Friday 17 March 2017 – 10am to 2pm
At The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YT

What you can expect on the day

  • Speakers on ‘Making decisions – Parents as equal partners
  • Workshops on ‘Benefits’, ‘Self-advocacy’
  • ‘Stress reduction and mindfulness’
  • discover what’s on offer locally for disabled children and their families and to identify gaps
  • Information stands
  • Free lunch and refreshments
  • Free entry into a prize draw to win a £50 shopping voucher
  • Venue close to Halifax town centre, with free car parking

Places are limited so if you would like to attend please book by calling Lucy at Unique Ways on 01422 343090 or by email to family.voice@uniqueways.org.uk

Keep active with Heartbeat, The Brighouse Heart Support Group

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Heartbeat is a registered charity based in Brighouse and run by volunteers who provide Exercise and Tai Chi classes, social events and walks for people who have had or are at risk of having a cardiac event.

The following activities cost just £2 for members and take place at Brighouse Sports Club, Russell Way, HD6 4LX

  • Tuesdays
    Tai Chi – 9.30am to 10.25am
    Tai Chi – 10.30am to 11.25am
    Exercise – 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesdays
    Exercise – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursdays
    Exercise – 9.30am to 10.25am
    Exercise – 10.30am to 11.25am
    Exercise – 11.30am to 122.30pm

Walks / Health Walks
Walks are organised every alternate Tuesday morning and every Saturday. Walks typically last 2 to 3 hours and usually end with a lunch. Organised through trained walk leaders the walks are FREE to all members, carers and parents. People who do not meet the set criteria are welcome to join the walks as an Associate Member providing they pay the annual membership fee of £5.

How do you join?
There are several ways to join classes if you meet the criteria and become a member of Heartbeat:

  • See your Doctor or Practice Nurse and ask to be enrolled in the Better Living Programme.
  • Obtain a letter from your Doctor/Practice Nurse stating that you meet 1 or more of the criteria and you are able to exercise

What’s the Criteria?
Remember you must meet at least 1 of the following criteria to join the Exercise and Tai Chi classes:

  • You have a heart condition or have had a cardiac event
  • you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • you are overweight (BMI greater than 25)
  • you are diabetic (Diabetes 1 or 2)

For more information on the work of Heartbeat visit heartbeat.uk.com – call 07475 943686 or email heartbeat.bhsg@gmail.com

Join the Oddfellows Friendly Society Brighouse Branch

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oddfellows-fs-logoEstablished in 1810, the Oddfellows is one of the largest and oldest friendly societies in the UK, with over 310,000 members accross 132 Branches nationwide.

Oddfellows is a non-profit mutual run by members for its members, and do their best to improve the quality of people’s lives through friendship, care and charitable support.

Members have access to a compelling range of social, care and financial benefits. So whether members are going through one of life’s ups, or downs, Oddfellows can be there for them and each other.

Yearly membership costs just £10 for under 18s or Online only memberships or alternatively you can become a National Member for £30.

If you have any questions about events, getting involved in local activities or becoming a member contact Lynn E Bradbury, Secretary of the Brighouse Branch on 01484 324929 or email Lynn.Bradbury@oddfellows.co.uk

The Oddfellows Hall, 2 Industrial Street, Brighouse, HD6 1TY

Get involved with the Brighouse Yarn Explosion for Tour de Yorkshire

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brighouse-yarn-bombersOn Sunday 30 April 2017, the Tour de Yorkshire will be passing through Brighouse town centre.  We would like to decorate Brighouse to welcome the cyclists and visitors, but to do this we need your help.

Do you have spare wool that you could donate, can you knit, crochet or sew? You could help make yellow jersey bunting, flowers, pom poms, leaves, squares, strips which can then be sewn together to create features.  If you can make it we can use it!

The chosen charity of the Tour de Yorkshire this year is the Alzheimer’s Society,  Alzheimers Disease is the most common cause of Dementia.  The logo of the Society is the Forget-me-not, so we would like as many knitted/crocheted Forget-me-nots as possible to create a special feature.

As the Tour de Yorkshire takes place on the same weekend as the Brighouse Spring Market we hope to create a Yarn Trail to entertain visitors, young and old alike.

To find out more about how you can get involved drop into Wesley House at Central Methodist Church on Tuesday’s at 7pm, information can also be found at Baa Baa Brighouse in Rastrick, Pot Spot in Brighouse and Samuel Taylors at Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road.

Donations can also be dropped off at any of those locations.

For further information email Brighouseincredibleyarnbombers@hotmail.co.uk or find the Brighouse Incredible Yarnbombers on Facebook