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The Annual Brighouse Charity Gala will take place on Saturday 25th June from 12pm.
It will start with the float parade which will conclude at Wellholme park.
There will be family friendly entertainment, stalls, food and music. Many charities will have their stalls to provide information on what services they provide.
Live performances from local artists have been confirmed through Creative Music promising this to be a sizzling event!
The event is organised and run by local charities and volunteers.
If you would like to become involved, please visit the event’s page.
Neil Davidson hosted a charity golf day at West End Golf Club in Halifax and raised £12,000 for his Community CPR Fund. Over 30 teams took part in the event which had a shotgun start in the morning and in the afternoon, and the overall winner won a Four Ball at Royal Lytham St Anne’s Golf Course.
Neil Davidson started campaigning and raising money to pay for training following his own cardiac arrest 5 years ago and his son Oliver who was visiting from Australia carried out CPR on him for 21 minutes at 3.00 am in the morning until the Paramedics arrived and used a defibrillator on him.
Since then, Neil has encouraged people to be CPR trained and be confident in using a defibrillator if the situation arises.
Neil Davidson explained, “The Golf Day wasn’t just about raising money for the Community CPR Fund, it was an opportunity to raise awareness and that’s why we had CPR training on the 15th hole. This was a bit of an unusual activity for a Golf Day, but 95% of people who have a cardiac arrest on a golf course don’t survive, so it was a very interactive and informative day.”
“I was particularly grateful to receive lots of local business support for sponsorship, and would like to extend my thanks to PiB Insurance who were the headline sponsor.”
Steve Duncan, CEO of The Community Foundation for Calderdale where the Community CPR Fund is held added, “One of the causes we support is to improve health and lifespan for people in Calderdale, and we are pleased that Neil has raised money that will now be spent on CPR training.”
Open the door to £250 donations this Christmas
It’s officially Christmas, and helping you to jingle all the way to the big day, are easyfundraising who are giving third sector organisations daily opportunities to win free donations.
Open the doors in their big Advent giveaway and open doors to Christmas magic – daily donation prizes of £250 and a huge £10,000 donation giveaway on 25 December.
Give your organisation the gift of free donations this year, more info here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/community/?utm_medium=partner&utm_source=bc+com+partnerships&utm_campaign=december21+comms&utm_content=newsletter&origin=par
About the scheme:
Each day through December easyfundraising give away a £250 donation to a good cause and then on Christmas Day they give away a huge £10k donation! This has run for a number of years and it is really well received. All people have to do to enter is click the daily door to open it and they could win £250 for their chosen good cause.
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:
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District branch are asking supporters to pick a different kind of Valentine this year. The local branch which is entirely self funded, is calling on the public to choose an animal at their centre to send a ‘Valentails’ card to and put a little love in their lives! If the branch receives enough cards, they plan to build a Valen-Tower at the RSPCA Animal centre on Wade Street, Halifax
Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator, hopes that with the support of public, the branch can have a bit of fun this February whilst raising awareness and raise vital funds, so that they can continue to help the many abandoned, abused and neglected animals in need in the Calderdale and Huddersfield area
“ This February we wanted to have a little fun and also show the animals that they will find love, so we really hope the public will support us in our Valentails appeal. The animals we rescue and rehabilitate here at the centre have often had unimaginable starts in life and all they need is a little bit of love, so it would be lovely to build our Valentower as high as possible and show them that their fur-ever family isn’t far away.”
“We’re calling on individuals, schools and businesses to send your chosen animal a Valentails card. We hope this will help raise awareness for the branch, and the local community will help us create something beautiful for local animals in need.”
To support the branch’s Valentails appeals all you need to do is visit their website: www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk and select your chosen animal from the ‘Animals For Adoption’ list. You can then post your card to: RSPCA Halifax & Huddersfield, Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1SN.
If you don’t have time to post a card but still want to show your support you can donate online via the website, Text RSPC40 £2 to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/rspcahalifax.
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are a completely 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.
Marie Curie is appealing for volunteers in the Brighouse area to take on key roles within the area’s new fundraising group that meets locally each month and covers the HD6 area. The roles that Brighouse Fundraising Group need specifically are a Group Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
These Group Members only need to a few hours each month to meet as a group and plan local fundraising events and help deliver Marie Curie campaigns, such as placing collection tins in the town and postering within the local community.
The group has dedicated support from their local community fundraiser for Brighouse, Aanika Dhillon as well as a full kit of fundraising materials and resources to help spread the word about Marie Curie services and activities in Brighouse.
For an informal chat about what any of the key roles above involves and to find out how you could get involved please contact Aanika on 01274 386 190 / Aanika.firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy a Charity Golf day with working wonders for £40 per person (£20 deposit required) with Winners & Runner up prizes, Hole in one, nearest pin, raffle prizes.
Friday 8 July – Tee times from 1pm
Bradley Hall Golf Club, Holywell Green, Halifax HX4 9AN
Sponsorship opportunities are available and price includes post golf 2 Course evening meal, Presentation, Raffle and Auction.
The Mayor of Calderdale invites you to join her for a Community Coffee Morning including raffles, tombola’s with proceeds to the Mayor’s Charities – Parkison’s UK (Halifax and District) & WomenCentre.
Friday 8 April – 10am to 12noon
At the Halifax Town Hall, Halifax, HX1 1ZS
Admission is FREE and everyone welcome to go along