Charity

Halifax Long March 2020: Midnight walk on Easter Night for your charity of choice

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Are you planning on having an egg hunt this Easter? How about a mystery route Midnight March on a trail past famous Calderdale landmarks?

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!

 

 

Marshals needed

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:

LONG MARCH POSTER FINAL 2020

Halifax Long March Website

Send some Love to local animals in need this valentines

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valentails-photo-blue-female-dogThe 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

Fay said,

“ 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.”

valentails-photo-jacko-dogTo 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.

Volunteers needed for Marie Curie in Brighouse

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brighouse-pregroup-photo-marie-curieMarie 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.dhillon@mariecurie.org.uk

Charity Golf day at Bradley Hall Golf Club

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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.

For Further information on sponsorship & bookings contact Jayne Spencer at Jaynes@cffc.co.uk, call 07807 011948 or visit www.working-wonders.co.uk

Santa Paws is coming to Kershaws

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xmas-puppy-7256434Santa ‘Paws’ will be welcoming dogs to his Grotto where Mans (& Santa’s) best friends will receive a gift in return for a donation to the local RSPCA.

Sunday 29 November – Between 1pm and 4pm
At Kershaws Garden Centre, Halifax Rd, Brighouse, HD6 2QD

For further information contact Mark Yates /Liz Kenny on 01484 713435 or email info@kershawgardencentre.co.uk

Donate and help the most vulnerable this winter

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Are you clearing out the old before bringing in the new this Christmas?

If so then why not consider donating your unwanted items to the One Good Turn charity at one of their Give and Take sessions being held across Calderdale throughout November and December. – The most urgent items required include:

  • Men’s clothes, shoes, coats – Ladies coats, shoes
  • Children coats, pyjamas, dressing gowns, slippers, shoes – Toys, Games, Books
  • Bedding, duvets, duvet covers, sheets, blankets for single and double beds and cots
  • Toiletries, Toothpaste, Soap, Deodorant, Sanitary Towels, Nappies, Shower gel

Donations can be made on Tuesday 8 December at Waring Green Community Centre, Brighouse from 1pm to 3pm.

For further information visit onegoodturncharity.org.uk