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GGT: The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park July 3rd!

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It’s on! The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park on Sunday 3rd July!

Join this family friendly free event for a fun day out, full of many activities with something for everybody!

Take part in our fundraising races, the 2.5K fun run or the 10K Burner! These events have an entry fee starting from £6. Proceedings go to Bolton Brow PFA, one of the partner organisations producing the GGT.

A wide selection of food and drink will be on offer (including a barbeque, sandwiches, cakes, cream teas, coffee, cake and ice cream). Alternatively, bring your own picnic to the park – there’s plenty of grass!

The Great Get Together movement is inspired by the Jo Cox Foundation’s aim of bringing communities together. Our event is all about encouraging people to share and enjoy a relaxed day out in one of the loveliest parks in Calderdale.

  • FREE ENTRY
  • Games for young and old, the chance to try new sports
  • A grand prize raffle
  • Cake competition
  • Music all day
  • A great range of stalls and other attractions
  • 2.5 km Fun Run – £6 entry fee
  • 10 km Burner Run – £6 entry fee
  • Lots to join in with (or simply watch and enjoy!)

For more information find us on Facebook, email crowwoodggt@yahoo.com or call Chris on 01422 706373 or 07884 966756.

Next Companionship Cafe Dates in Elland Morrisons – Next June 14th

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Home Instead has partnered with Morrison’s supermarket in Elland to hold companionship cafés for older people in our community.

Our first event in May was very successful and we have now scheduled 4 more dates – our next café is on Tuesday 14 June at 10am. 

Staff from Home Instead and Morrison’s are on hand to ensure the event goes smoothly and free tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, as well as a raffle and a quiz.

If you would like to know more, contact me on  01422 292424 or email Julie.ingham@homeinstead.co.uk

Venue: Morrison’s Cafe in Elland, Morrisons, 4 Jubilee Way, Halifax HX5 9DT

Future Companionship Cafe Dates:
12 July, 9th August, 13th September

Trustee Volunteering Event at the Square Chapel Thursday 30th

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Have You Considered Volunteering with a Difference?

Becoming a Trustee could be the role for you

 

The VSIA and CMBC are hosting an event on
Thursday 30th June at Square Chapel Arts Centre
from 5.30pm to 8pm

 

The event is aimed both at organisations looking to recruit trustees as well as individuals with an interest in becoming a trustee and what that means.

You will receive information on the role of trustees and the many benefits for an organisation and the volunteer.

Refreshments will be provided in the event.

If you’d like to take part, please let us know as soon as possible.

  • Places for voluntary groups at the event will be limited to maximum of 2 people per organisation
  • We’d like it if one of those could be an existing Trustee who can share their Board experiences to potential new Trustees
  • Once confirmed with a place, groups will be invited to a brief preparation session before the event (on Zoom) so that we can advise on how to ‘sell’ your organisation and what kind of things to remember to tell a new person

 

After the event we’ll put you in touch with those who are interested in joining your board / committee or would simply like a longer conversation with you.

To book places for your organisation, email Charlie at charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk as soon as possible.

 

More information:

 

Free microchipping and flea/worming treatments from your local RSPCA

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If you are in receipt of means tested benefits, your local Halifax based RSPCA is offering free microchipping and flea & worming for cats and dogs.

TUESDAY 28TH JUNE

RSPCA Animal Centre, Halifax HX1 1NS

We are offering FREE microchipping and flea & wormer treatment for cats and dogs only. You can also collect a neutering voucher for your pet too.

Please note this offer is appointment only. Available from 11am – 12pm and 1.30pm – 3pm.

We will need to see proof of means-tested benefits.

To book an appointment email: enquiries@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or call 01422 365628

RSPCA Animal Centre, Wade Street, Halifax HX1 1NS

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. 

A Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health Wednesday May 11th

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Halifax Minster in partnership with Calderdale Interfaith and Healthy Minds are hosting a Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health on Wednesday the 11th May as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The session is FREE to attend. There will be talks from Jim Mc Manus, director of Public Health Hertfordshire and Calderdale’s Healthy Minds, Jonny Richardson.

A vegetarian Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

Calderdale College will present a drama and there will be workshops in the afternoon.

Please register for your free place through Eventbrite here:

Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health at Halifax Minster

All most Welcome.

 

 

A Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health in Calderdale

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A Calderdale Interfaith ‘Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health’

Wednesday 11 May, 10am – 2.30pm, Halifax Minster

The last 2 years have put particular strain on the health and wellbeing of individuals and organisations and this conference aims to be inspiring as well as informative. It will be a real opportunity to connect with different faith approaches to wellbeing and mental health in our local area and meet and network together for mutual support.

There will be 2 keynote speakers, Jim McManus (Dir Public Health, Hertfordshire) and Jonny Richardson Glenn (CEO Healthy Minds Calderdale); and a drama presentation from Calderdale College in the morning, followed by a free vegetarian sandwich lunch then themed workshops in the afternoon.

When : Wednesday 11th May (during Mental Health Awareness Week)
10am-2.30pm

Venue : Halifax Minster

FREE Vegetarian Lunch provided

The conference is open to everyone, especially the faith communities and mental health agencies.

Register for FREE at Eventbrite via this link:

www.halifaxminster.org.uk/eventbrite

Download flyer

Our Calderdale: Living under the Shadow of Covid April 11

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Join us for a free, on-line event about Disability and Health issues in Calderdale on April 11th from 2.00 – 4.30pm.  It will be our opportunity to present our findings from our community research from a grass-roots perspective.

Over the last year we have listened to Hardly Heard voices from different communities across Calderdale about their experiences of living under the Shadow of Covid on themes of Disability and Health.  It will also be your opportunity to ask questions about our research as well as of the community researchers from diverse communities who belong to our research team and represent grass-roots organisations in Calderdale.

Please register via https://crag-disability-research.eventbrite.co.uk

Download the flyer here

We are also keen to continue this dialogue and discussion after the event.  We recognise that our efforts have been relatively invisible so far and hope that we can collaborate with a broader coalition of people to pursue any actions which may come in its wake.   One possibility is to explore the potential of setting up an independent Citizens Forum to enable concerns about Disability and Health to be expressed and responded to more effectively across Calderdale and with a democratic basis based upon the principle of genuine co-production.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions both at the event and afterwards on how best to go about this.  We are also keen to pursue efforts for an inclusive and supportive Calderdale in line with our support from the Connection Coalition at the Jo Cox Foundation and the Community Organisers movement in the UK.

I will endeavour to respond to all of your queries and suggestions but please bear with me if I do not always respond immediately because I am presently immersed in other conversations about the War in Ukraine and our practical response to it in the Calder Valley, UK and indeed across Europe.

International Womens Day at Forest Cottage March 7th

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Join North Halifax Partnership this year for a women only event to celebrate International Womens’ Day on

Monday 7th March 2022, 10am – 2pm at Forest Cottage.

Click on image for PDF version of flyer
Click on image for PDF version of flyer

We shall be having a FREE full day of Fun packed activities including a market place with information on issues that might affect women,  Arts & Crafts, local Inspirational women speakers  and a fun packed boot camp plus muck more!

 Please book your Free Ticket through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/269956425937).

We shall also be offering afternoon tea so please let us know of any dietary requirements when you book.

We look forward to celebrating International Women’s Day together!

For information, contact
Natalie Ratner: natalie.ratner@nhpltd.org.uk
Karen Scanlon: karen.scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk
Tel: 01422 252 209

Event Venue: Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8AD

International Womens Day at Forest Cottage March 7th

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Join North Halifax Partnership this year for a women only event to celebrate International Womens’ Day on

Monday 7th March 2022, 10am – 2pm at Forest Cottage.

Click on image for PDF version of flyer
Click on image for PDF version of flyer

We shall be having a FREE full day of Fun packed activities including a market place with information on issues that might affect women,  Arts & Crafts, local Inspirational women speakers  and a fun packed boot camp plus muck more!

 Please book your Free Ticket through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/269956425937).

We shall also be offering afternoon tea so please let us know of any dietary requirements when you book.

We look forward to celebrating International Women’s Day together!

For information, contact
Natalie Ratner: natalie.ratner@nhpltd.org.uk
Karen Scanlon: karen.scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk
Tel: 01422 252 209

Event Venue: Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8AD

Save the Date: Monday 7th March IWD celebration at Forest Cottage

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This year North Halifax Partnership will be hosting our 2022 International Women’s Day event on

Monday 7 March 2022 10am – 2pm at Forest Cottage

We shall be having a FREE full day of Fun packed activities including a market place with information on issues that might affect women,  Arts & Crafts, local Inspirational women speakers and a fun packed boot camp plus many more.

If you would like to come along it’s a ticket only event via Evenbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/269956425937

We shall also be offering afternoon tea so please let us know of any dietary requirements

We look forward to hearing from you and celebrating International Women’s Day

For information, contact
Karen Scanlon: karen.scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk
Tel: 01422 252 209

Event Venue: Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8AD