Quit16 and the Big Tobacco Cough Up

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Quit16 launched this week showing the 16 cancers linked to smoking and while most of us know about the links to lung cancer, smoking is actually linked with 16 different cancers, including cancers of the mouth, stomach, kidney, bowel, liver, pancreas, ureter, oesophagus, cervix, bladder and ovaries.

In our region we have the highest adult smoking rates in the country…but there’s an excellent local stop smoking service where you’re five times more likely to stay quit with the help on offer.

Did you know it takes just 20 minutes from quitting to make a difference to your health? – Watch the short video below and see for yourself!


The big tobacco cough up

Did you know that the tobacco industry makes a profit of over £4000 for every death caused by tobacco, which kills more than 100,000 people per year. Cancer Research UK has a petition for the tobacco industry to pay for the damage it causes… Sign it here…

Tobacco Cough Up

Flooding roadshows in Calderdale

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These drop-in sessions are your opportunity to find out what the council and other organisations are doing to reduce the impact of flooding in the future, discuss future flood defence plans, share flood resilience information and receive details of grants available for people affected by flooding.

There will also be practical demonstrations on how you can make your home or business more resilient to flooding. More information including dates/venues is available online

flood roadshows

FREE IT support with the Silver Surfers at Hamerton Close

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Get all the online skills you need with free and easy courses with Silver Surfers at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland, HX5 0BD.

We provide step by step support to:

  • Make the most of email
  • Browse for information
  • Use Skype or Facetime
  • Shop online safely
  • Bank online safely
  • And more …

Every Wednesday at 4pm from Wednesday 10 February – Just turn up!

Sing out loud sessions at Hamerton Close

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Improve your confidence, mood and wellbeing with sing out loud sessions including social time over a cup of tea or coffee at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland on the following dates:

  • Thursday 18 February – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 3 March – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 17 March – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 31 March – 1.45pm to 3.30pm

Just turn up, or if you would like to know more please call Christine on 01422 328643 or Pauline on 07811 438228

Storm Trooper Zumbathon – Next week!

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Storm Trooper ZumbathonRaise money for Calderdale flood victims at the Storm Trooper Zumbathon. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro this event is open to everyone with a guest appearence by Lizzie Jones, cakes, face painting and more.

Saturday 13 February – 12pm to 2pm
At The Inspire Centre, Calderdale College, HX1 3UZ

Get involved for just £10 per person or £5 for under 12’s.

If you would like to take part or would like further information find Storm Troopers Zumbathon on Facebook.


February Half Term Events at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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Do something this February half term with a variety of activities taking place at Kershaw’s Garden Centre – Drop in any time between 10am and 12pm on the following dates.

  • Monday 15 February – Pain a Pot
  • Tuesday 16 February – Feathered friends
  • Wednesday 17 February – Minion crafts
  • Thursday 18 February – Frog crafts
  • Friday 19 February – Little Monsters

There will be a £1 charge for materials and don’t miss the 3 for 2 offer on all toys in the toy shop.

For further information contact Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse on 01484 713435 or visit www.kershawgardencentre.co.uk

XS children’s half term holiday activities for ages 8-15

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Do you want something fun, exciting and healthy for your children to do over the school holidays? The XS children’s holiday activities at North Bridge Leisure Centre offer a wide range of sports to try and new skills to learn, for children aged 8 –15.

Day sessions cost £21.95 or £16.95 with passport to leisure, or £85 for the week, £65 with PTL with 10% discount for Junior Active Lifestyles members.

Book early to avoid disappointment. For information and a booking form visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/sport  or call North Bridge Leisure Centre on 01422 341527.

What’s on at the Victoria Theatre

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Help raise money for Calderdale flood relief whilst seeing a preview screening of the new season of Happy Valley at An Evening with Happy Valley, 5 February. Includes a Q&A with Sally Wainwright and selected cast.

Other highlights include a spectacular new production of the classic opera Madam Butterfly from the Russian State Opera House on 6 February, and laugh-tacular comedy from Stewart Francis – Pun Gent on 13 February.

Click here for more events coming to Victoria Theatre

Get active with Tai Chi in Elland

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Get involved and get active with a new Tai Chi class at Elland Golf Club – Relax in the peaceful club house lounge overlooking the course and its vista of trees and well-kept fairways and stay in the clubhouse for some lunch or a coffee after.

Starts Wednesday 9 March – 11am to 12pm
At Elland Golf Club, Hammerstone Leach Lane, Elland, HX5 0TA

To book on to the first session contact Julie Stott at juliestott@hotmail.co.uk or call 07584 901236; alternatively contact Peter Fletcher at peterfletcher2013@ymail.com or call 07737 608686

Elland Tai Chi