Maurice Jagger Centre

Halifax Society for the Blind Christmas Fair November 26

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Halifax Society for the Blind will be hosting a Christmas Fair

Saturday November 26th 
from 10am to 12.30pm
at the Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax.

There will be stalls including a cake stall, tombola, raffle and a stall selling products from our Sight Centre.

Alongside this we are pleased to be joined by Black Cat Hampers, Knot Paper Scissors, Sulky Fox and YveJaye Crafts who will all be selling their lovely handmade Christmas gifts.

Refreshments will be available, so come along and join us!

Memory Lane Carers afternoon tea at Maurice Jagger October 16

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October begins with The International Day of Older Persons on the 1st .

Memory Lane Cafe is holding an event to recognise the enormous contribution of senior unpaid carers in supporting people living with dementia.

In conjunction with Bridge Community, we are hosting an afternoon tea, information and support event for unpaid carers of people living with dementia on Sunday 16th October at the Maurice Jagger Centre in Halifax.

Carers, ex-carers and their cared-for will be invited to come along for an afternoon of:-

  • live music
  • bingo
  • quiz
  • wonderful cakes & scones
  • information and support from a range of service providers

With the aid of a grant from Calderdale Council we are making this a free event – but we ask that people book their place(s) in advance.

 

Please contact June on 01422 706373 or 01920 549131 to book your free place.

Halifax Unity Collective Free Community meal August 6th

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Halifax Unity Collective invite everyone to a Free Meal on Saturday 6th of August at the Maurice Jagger Centre in Halifax Town Centre.

Come join us on Saturday 6th August from 6.30-9.00pm and enjoy a meal on us in a friendly, accepting environment and make new friends.

The event is free but booking is essential as they need to know how many meals they need to make.

Please contact by email
info@halifaxunitycollective.uk or WhatsApp/Text 07593 329403
to book places of all who wish to attend.

Download the link here

Halifax Unity Collective organise free community meals and events in Halifax UK where EVERYONE is welcome.

However you identify in terms of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, language, health or background, and whatever your financial situation, you are welcome here.

We believe that with more connections between our communities we are stronger and more resilient.

Halifax Society for the Blind Christmas Fair 17th November

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Our Christmas Fair takes place on Wednesday 17th November at The Maurice Jagger Centre from 2pm all welcome. Please spread the word and help make the event a success – see you there!
  • Knot Paper Scissors – Handmade Bespoke Gifts.
  • Sight Centre Stall – A selection of daily living aid products available.
  • Black Cat Hampers Stall – Gift Hampers, Yorkshire Treat Bags, Handmade Crackers, Liquorice and Fudge Hamper
  • And Much More!

RSPCA Christmas Fair 21 November

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RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District are having their Christmas Fair on November 21st at the Maurice Jagger centre, next door to their animal shelter.

See full information on events including more happenings at our local RSPCA

RSPCA Christmas Fair 10am – 12pm – Free Event

Join us on from 10am-12pm on Sunday November 21st for our Christmas Fair at The Maurice Jagger Centre (next door to our Wade Street Animal Centre) HX1 1UZ. 

We’ll be getting festive with some seasonal games for all the family (including the dog) and you can peruse our stalls to find some interesting stocking fillers and gifts from local traders.

All profits raised on the day will go directly to our Animal Centre, helping us to care for, rehabilitate and rehome the many cats, dogs and small animals in our Centre.

 

Whiskers and Cream – Sold Out

For enquiries, please email michelleking@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

Christmas day event spreads joy in Elland

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Staff and VolunteersSadly, thousands of older people in the UK spend the festive season on their own, and in Calderdale over 200 older people won’t have received Christmas presents this year.

Local group ‘Let’s just do it Elland’, sponsored by Elland & District Partnership and supported by a team of volunteers held a festive feast with exciting entertainment at Elland Cricket Club on Christmas Day, to bring festive cheer to isolated people aged over 65 in the local community which saw over 30 elderly people come together and receive gifts Dancingwhen they would usually celebrate Christmas alone.

Guests gathered for a three course lunch and enjoyed a traditional brass band, a singer performing 1940s and 1950s classics and many local businesses donated goods which added to the overall success of the day with 100% positive feedback and early requests to repeat the event next year already received.

Door to door transport was also provided in mini buses loaned from the Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax, driven by volunteers and a number of meals were delivered to the homes of those unable to attend.

GuestsElland & District Partnership is one of four community ‘hubs’ in the borough, established as part of ‘Staying Well’ – a project by Calderdale Council and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help tackle loneliness and isolation in older people, improve wellbeing and create more connected communities whilst reducing GP and hospital visits as well as early entry into residential care.

The project helped to fund the event on Christmas Day, as well as many other activities this year to bring lonely people together – from lunch clubs and coach trips to IT training, befriending, exercise classes and many more.

Rachel Swaby the Staying Well support worker in Elland said:

“The ‘Let’s Just Do It’ Christmas lunch provided a great opportunity to bring together people on Christmas Day who would otherwise have spent the day alone. Staying Well supports and encourages events such as these within the local community – helping individuals become more connected and less isolated. We understand that people thrive when they have company and things to do.”

Cllr Simon Young, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Wellbeing and Engagement, said:

“Loneliness affects thousands of people all year round, but at times like Christmas it can be especially hard, and having company and support becomes even more important. It’s heart-warming that as well as connecting people throughout the year, the Staying Well project has helped to spread some festive cheer this Christmas. I’d like to thank all the hubs and community groups who continue to help us tackle loneliness and isolation in Calderdale.”

For further information about the Staying Well Hub in Elland contact Rachel Swaby on 01422 392708

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