100+ turn out for Easter Egg Hunt with ‘Let’s Just Do It’ in Elland

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Shed n NonnyAfter the recent devastating floods, a ‘fundraising’ event in the Elland Community seemed like a good idea to volunteers from the local group ‘Let’s Just Do It – Elland’. So they ‘Just did it’ and organised a Family Easter Egg Hunt followed by a children’s party on Easter Sunday.

Despite the unpredictable weather, 60 children and 50 adults attended the event which was great fun and a big success.

A £500 grant was awarded by Calderdale Council through a Ward Forum Grant.  This funded materials and prizes for a variety of games along the route and a children’s entertainer for the afternoon party at Elland Working Men’s Club and each child received an Easter egg.

Donations were kindly made by Sainsbury’s Halifax, Tesco King Cross and Brighouse, Nestle Halifax and Waxman Tiles Elland.  Proceeds from a raffle and other fundraising activities on the day will go towards supporting individuals in need from the local area.

Formed early in 2015, ‘Let’s Just Do It’ (previously known as ‘Shane’s Fund’) raised a total of £9,000 last year primarily to send Shane, a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with muscular dystrophy to Florida before his mobility deteriorates. The holiday is all booked, paid for and Shane is one excited boy, flying off with his mum for 17 days in April!

Riding hood groupThe group also purchased a sports chair for a local disabled young man, enabling him to continue playing wheelchair rugby.

As a result of a grant from the ‘Staying Well’ project in Elland, funded by Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, in partnership with the council, volunteers also provided lunch on xmas day for 26 older people who would normally have spent the day alone.

Further events are planned starting with a 5 a side football tournament on Saturday 4 June at 3Gi Soccer, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax.

For further details or to register a team contact John Sheard on 07791 908063 or visit the ‘Let’s Just Do It’ Facebook page.

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Easter Bunny Fun at Shibden Hall – Ages 3 to 6

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The Shibden Bunny is in search of eggs hidden in Cunnery Wood and grounds. Go along and make a felt Easter egg (this activity includes a woodland walk which is unsuitable for prams and buggies).

Thursday 31 March and Thursday 7 April – 11am to 12, 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm

Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and booking is essential – To book a place please call 01422 352246

Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun at Bankfield Museum

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Get creative this Easter Holiday and make a robot, alien egg and more an Bankfield Museum from 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 29 March – Create your own alien egg.
  • Wednesday 30 March – Make a robot.
  • Tuesday 5 April – Create your own time travel accessory.
  • Wednesday 6 April – Make a time travel themed porthole.

Tickets cost £3.50 per child or £2.50 for Passport to Leisure holders and must be booked online here

For ages 4 to 12 – Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer

Easter Egg Hunt at Shibden Park

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Treat your family this Easter and enjoy yourself at Shibden Park with an Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday
At Shibden Park, Godley Lane, Halifax HX3 6XG

Entry forms available at the Boat House from 10am to 5pm and entry costs just £1 per person.

Everyone’s a winner so be sure to go along and get involved.

Have a Jungle Adventure at Eureka this Easter

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Take an expedition into the Eureka! Jungle and take part in interactive story sessions, dress up as your favourite wild animals and have a go at creating your own jungle soundtrack and more.

Saturday 19 March to Sunday 17 April
At Eureka, Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE

There will also be opportunities on selected days to meet jungle critters and test your nerve with some truly creepy crawlies.

Jungle Adventure activities are FREE with standard admission or a valid Eureka! Annual Pass.