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Focus 4 Hope Charity Fashion Show November 19 at St John the Divine

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Focus 4 Hope are hosting a fashion show with clothes that have been donated to them at St John the Divine at Rastrick.

Focus4Hope Fashion Show

Join for a fun and fashionable evening showcasing some beautiful clothing.
We’ll have a range models in all sizes to walk the catwalk and show the amazing clothes on offer.
£10 per ticket with a glass of Prosecco on arrival.
Proceeds Help us raise raise vital funds to feed our community in need this winter

To book please visit: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/32257

St John’s the Divine, Rastrick

Tickets : www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/32257

What we’ve learned from the Community Get Together at Hove Edge Bowling Club

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On Tuesday 13th of September, Staying Well and Focus4Hope, arranged an event at Hove Edge bowling club.  The aim of the event was to provide information to local residents of Hipperholme and Hove Edge on services are locally available to help them lead a healthier and happier life.

On the day the following groups and services attended; Hipperhome Christ Church, Memory Lane Cafe, Active Calderdale, Better Living Service, Invictus Wellbeing, Calderdale Dementia Hub, Vita Minds, Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group and our very own NHP Neighbourhood team and Sure Start Children’s centres.

All these organisations offer fantastic opportunities to meet others, gain support around dementia, move more indoors and out, access emotional wellbeing services, achieve a healthier weight, access excursions and other local events. Many of those we endeavour to publish in our online blogs to which you can sign up to.

We enjoyed refreshments and cakes.  Focus4Hope delighted us with their culinary skills providing delicious hot food of Vegetarian Chili and Sausage casserole, Crust and Crumb offered delicious woodfired pizzas made on the day.

As well as valuable networking, we had a unique opportunity to listen to a talk from West Yorkshire Police about personal safety at home, out & about and current scams.  The event concluded with a meditation session from Tai Chi Tigers, concentrating on breathing and gentle stretching exercises.

 

The Hipperholme and Hove Edge residents who came, gave our Staying Well workers very positive feedback, saying they enjoyed the day, as well as encouraging requests for more such events in the future. People signed up for various services and there was active interest in taking up Tai Chi, while West Yorkshire Police received numerous requests for home safety visits following their talk on crime prevention.

Thank you to all for your contribution into making this event a success and thank you to all who visited.

For more information on the services available, please find links to the participating organisations below.

 

Hipperholme Christ Church 21
Brighouse Rd, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8EA

 Memory Lane Cafe

Active Calderdale

Better Living Team Service

Invictus Wellbeing

Calderdale Dementia Hub

  Vita Health Group – Calderdale

  Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group

North Halifax Partnership (NHP)

Sure Start Children’s centres

Crust and Crumb 77

Tai Chi Tigers

West Yorkshire Police

 

Reminder of the Event – look out for future events!

Join our Community Get Together at Hove Edge Bowling Club September 13th

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Staying Well and Focus 4 Hope would like to invite you to their Community Get Together on

Tuesday 13th September
10 am – 2pm

at Hove Edge Bowling Club in Brighouse

 

There will be information on local services promoting mental health help and wellbeing, talks from West Yorkshire Police around personal safety, a Tai Chi interactive demonstration, pizza and various art and craft activities to enjoy.

 

Come along and find out what is available in your local area to support you achieving mindfulness, improve your mental health and enjoy a better quality of life

 

For further details contact Richard 07824 838114 or Louise 07542 941636.

Focus4Hope Arts and Crafts Mondays at Morrisons Elland Cafe

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Join Focus 4 Hope every other Monday for the brand new Create & Craft Club!

This club runs every fortnight and each time we’ll be doing a range of craft activities including jewellery making, pebble decorating, card making and much more.

We want to bring people together to help alleviate isolation and make new friends.

We’ll serve drinks, biscuits & snacks whilst enjoying decorating plant pots and then planting the seeds. You can take your pots home and watch them grow 🌻

You can bring the kids along in the school holidays too.

For more information contact

Kat on 07756 053009 email champion.elland@morrisonsplc.co.uk
Richard 01422 393704

Find out how the meeting on Monday July 11th went!

 

Kindly funded by Staying Well Calderdale 💙

 

We look forward to welcoming you there.
12 Huddersfield Road (access is around the back in Bethel Street car park)

Focus Fest – Focus 4 Hope July 2nd

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This Saturday July 2nd come to The Cock of the North in Hipperholme for Focus Fest, an evening of outdoor live music and entertainment to support Focus 4 Hope.

There will be live bands, DJ, BBQ & Pizza as well as stalls and games for all.

The event starts at 17:30.

Visit here for tickets and information

Venue : The Cock Of the North, Hipperholme, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 8EF

Staying Well community event outcome March 30th

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On the 30th March, our Lower Valley Staying Well Workers linked with Healthy Minds and Focus 4 Hope to deliver an event in Brighouse, showcasing local community provision as well as developing a chance for community consultation.

 

Community stalls included the Memory Lane Cafe, Our Place, Turning Point, The Space at Fieldlane, Rastrick Big Local, Salvation Army and their craft group, Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, and a local Theatrical group.

Beside the stalls, a number of other people came to the event including the community champion from Morrisons in Elland, the Lower Valley Active Calderdale worker and the Lower Valley Better Living trainer.

The event took place from 11 – 2pm, with plenty of time for people to come in from the snow and have a lovely warming drink and a cake, take part in decorating heart shaped biscuits and painting rocks, talk to the many stall holders and discover how what is available in their area can enrich their lives.

Richard and Louise introduced the event in a fun, friendly way, and people relaxed and enjoyed themselves. A tasty sausage casserole and vegetarian chilli was provided by Focus 4 Hope, as well as fresh wood fired pizza from Alex at Crust and Crumb.

Once the food had time to settle, Marsha and David of Tai Chi Tigers got everyone moving.  The effect of gentle movement, tapping and breathing made everyone feel more relaxed and positively energised.

We have received positive feedback from the event with many participants saying they felt uplifted.

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Arts and crafts

 

Some of the guests

   

Information stalls

Food

 

Tai Chi activity

 

Feedback

“It was a wonderful event run by all. Meeting new people, not feeling as anxious and just nice to manage to leave the house”

“This is the first time I’ve been in a group meeting since losing my husband to Covid 18 months ago. Thank you”

“Good event well organised. Thank you for your hard work”

“A good all-round event enjoyed the time spent with lots of info. Thank you”

 

Stay tuned to the Calderdale Lower Valley Blog and Staying Well for similar upcoming events!

Staying Well Community Get Together March 30th

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Staying Well, joined by Healthy Minds and Focus 4 Hope would like to invite you to a day of mindful and relaxing activities. We will share activities in the local area and are keen to hear from you about what is missing.

Download pdf invitation

Come Join us at St John the Divine for a fun day of activities, information and pizza!

Wednesday 30th March 11am to 2pm

 

For more details, please contact
Staying Well
t: 01422 392 767
e: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
w: www.stayingwellhub.com

Venue: St John the Divine, St John Street, HD6 1HN

Staying Well Community Get Together March 30th

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Come Join us at St John the Divine for a fun day of activities, information and pizza!

Staying Well, joined by Healthy Minds and Focus 4 Hope would like to invite you to a day of mindful and relaxing activities. We will share activities in the local area and are keen to hear from you about what is missing.

Download pdf invitation

Event is taking place on Wednesday 30th March 11am to 2pm.

 

For more details, please contact
Staying Well
t: 01422 392 767
e: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
w: www.stayingwellhub.com

Venue: St John the Divine, St John Street, HD6 1HN

Community Get Together – Pizza, Activities, Information – November 18

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Healthy Minds, Staying Well and Focus4Hope would like to invite you to a day of mindful and relaxing activities, fun and food!

Our community Get Together will be at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland on

Thursday 18 November between 10am – 2pm

There will be mindful movement activities, arts and crafts, pizza making and lots of information about local services.

Please call 01422 392767 to book your place or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Alternatively contact Healthy Minds or Focus4Hope.

 

 

Focus 4 Hope Christmas Party in Brighouse this weekend

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Focus 4 Hope invites you to join them at a Christmas Dinner and Party including 3 course Christmas dinner with live entertainment and bingo.

Saturday 17 December 2016 – 1pm
At St John the Divine Church, Brighouse, HD6 1HL

This event is FREE to attend

For information or to express your interest in this event find Focus 4 Hope on Facebook