Happy Days Homeless Charity
Take a virtual walk to Aachen and support Happy Days homeless charity
It is 520 miles to Aachen, Halifax’s twin town and we think that together we are up for the challenge! In addition to the walks below, team Full Circle will add up our additional miles walked but we really need your help to get there!
The proceedings of this fundraiser are for the homeless charity Happy Days.
The walks will be at a gentle pace and about 5 km long. Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Everyone is welcome to join.
This is a great opportunity to meet with friends, connect with new people, learn about Happy Days and spend some time appreciating the beautiful Calderdale countryside.
For more information on the project and for the individual walks, please visit FCF Virtual walk to Aachen – supporting Happy Days | Localgiving
Happy Days Homeless Charity Halifax Winter Events
Happy Days would like to invite you to their upcoming monthly events.
More details on each event as the time comes closer.
- Saturday 16th October – The 50 Mile Drop
- Thursday 21st October – Music Quiz
- Friday 12th November – Comedy Evening
- Friday 3rd December – Christmas Meal & Party Night
Happy Days are here for any issues surrounding homelessness.
They support people getting off the streets and securing accommodation through community and social enterprise.
Take a look at their summer edition news : https://youtu.be/baDaIcjUhVQ
Happy Days need your help. If you can provide them with toiletries and essentials it would help.
You can contact them here:
Happy Days UK
“It’s all about Community”
If you would like to donate to our work: https://localgiving.org/happydaysuk
Main charity – www.happydaysuk.org
Cycle Shop CIC – www.happydayscycles.org
Head office: Greycourt House, Greycourt Close, 160 King Cross Road, Halifax HX1 3LN
t: 01422 381316
Reg. Charity No: 1157527
Clothes Swap Party at the Grayston Unity
The Grayston Unity (by Halifax Town Hall) will be holding a Clothes Swap party on Tuesday 4 June, 8:00pm-10:00pm in aid of the Happy Days homeless charity.
If you love;
- clothes and fashion
- good atmosphere and tunes
- free nibbles
- and supporting a great cause … this little party is just a thing for you!
Bring your unwanted clothes and accessories. All must be wearable, washed and in good condition ready for a little swap.
There will be a small entry charge of £3 – ALL profit will go to a local charity called Happy Days which helps homeless people find new homes.
If you’d like to start dropping your items at 7:30pm it’ll be great.
They’ll need approx 30 min to organise and hang the items so swapping will start at 8:00pm and finish at 10:00pm. Pop in at any time between these hours!
Happy Days Cycles Rough Ride Raising Money for the Homeless
Happy Days Cycles and Cafe are raising money once again this February for Happy Days Homeless Charity.
Last year the ride was a real eye opener, with riders spending a lot of time riding and outside, but in the middle of winter, and in town centres with all that’s going on, the noise, the animals (think rats!), and the weather made it an intense experience.
All those taking part slept well the weekend it finished!. Despite having warm showers and meals each night it was still a huge struggle coping with everything going on. To be in that situation and not be able to get out of it, not have the support, the warm meals, the fresh dry kit is quite unthinkable.
The group will set off from Halifax and cover the length and breadth of the North of England, stopping at York, South Shields, Carlisle and Morecambe before arriving back in Sowerby Bridge on Friday, February 8 for a sleep out at Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club.
Cycling up to 80 miles a day, the team will be sleeping rough at every location, replicating the plight of the homelessness in the North of England in a bid to raise awareness and funding.
Last year’s ride from London to Halifax saw more than £10,000 pounds raised for good causes in the area.
Happy Days Ministries is based in Sowerby Bridge and provides essential services to those suffering from homelessness and addiction in the area.
As well as these services, its social enterprises include a cycling shop, a cafe and a building company.
Happy Days also operates one of the 60 Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries throughout the county, a scheme launched by Welcome to Yorkshire as a legacy of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire designed to give every child in Yorkshire an opportunity to borrow and ride a bike for free.
Dave Fawcett, CEO of Happy Days, said: “Last year we managed to raise over £10,000 and we want to go even bigger and better this year. If you’re a keen cyclist and want to get involved, we always have space available and we’d love to hear from you. Hopefully doing this ride will once again resonate with people and we can raise some much needed funds to help people off the streets”.
The rough ride starts on Monday 4 February but spaces are limited so for more information email Angela@happydaysuk.org for any details.
Happy Days Homeless Charity Big Sleepout
Join Happy Days Cycles and Cafe for their Big Sleep Out at Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club from Friday 8 February, 7:00pm. Sleep under the stars to raise money for the homeless.
There will be a hot supper for the sleepers and music from the Landlubbers.
Tickets for the non-sleepers are just £5.
To take part contact email@example.com. Catch up on the event on the Facebook page.
Rough Ride Gravel Challenge in Aid of Happy Days Homeless Charity
Advance warning of a cycling challenge taking place on Saturday 14 July. Starting from the Happy Days Cycles and Cafe, Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge this is a fully self supported gravel event around Huddersfield. Using tracks and quiet lanes, the route has roughly 10,000ft of climbing, 90 miles in length and is a real test. (Better start training now!)
There are no feed zones, no sign posts, you are on your own. There is a GPS track for all riders which will be sent out before the start.
The route uses high, exposed moorland, valley bottoms and everything inbetween. Suitable for gravel bikes and hardtail MTB’s. The route is roughly 50/50 road/offroad
Free tea/instant coffee at start and finish, plus a free pasta dish at the finish.
Suggested donation is £10 and you can register with Eventbrite.