Calderdale Royal Hospital

Incredible Edible Health Centres at Calderdale Royal Hospital

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Transforming the grounds of Calderdale Royal Hospital to nurture wellbeing through community growing and cooking. Some of the recreational spaces at the hospital have been made into edible plots with herb boxes, raised beds and a sensory courtyard.

Workshops are being held on ‘Tasty Tuesdays’ with a programme of growing and cooking workshops in the hospital grounds. The workshops will run 12:00 – 14:00 and there is no need to book but for further information contact Aine on 01706 813448 or email

The dates of the workshops are July 18 (Gorgeous Greens), August 1 (Delicious Dips), August 15 (Fun with Fruit), August 29 (Salsa and Salads) and September 12 (Simple Soups).

Drop in sessions for creative individuals and groups

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Could you bring out someone’s inner Ginger Rogers, help discover the next Ted Hughes or inspire a budding Picasso?

VAC is looking for community groups, organisations and individuals with an interest in creative activities to help deliver an exciting new project working with local residential care homes and Calderdale Royal Hospital.

The project will make a difference to the lives of people in later life or those that have recently left hospital through:

  • A creative activity and entertainment programme across the venues
  • Support from volunteer befrienders
  • Access to community resources

Attend one the upcoming Molly and Bill drop in events for information:

  • Tuesday 28 February at Todmorden Fire Station, OL14 5DL – 2pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 1 March at VAC, Hall Street, HX1 5AY – 2pm to 4pm
  • Thursday 2 March at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY – 2pm to 4pm

Or to find out more call 01422 348777 or email