Memory Lane Cafe

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!

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.

Memory Lane Cafe’s June Harvey named Platinum Jubilee Champion

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Memory Lane Cafe Calderdale is delighted to announce that June Harvey, our Cafe Co-ordinator and Volunteer Manager, has been named as one of 490 Platinum Jubilee Champions by the Royal Voluntary Service.

June was one of 70 who were selected to be invited to attend the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday followed by the Big Jubilee Lunch with the Duchess of Cornwall at The Oval on Sunday.

This well-deserved nomination reflects her work in establishing,  running and developing the cafe, expanding its reach, fostering our volunteer team and inspiring others to develop similar cafe operations.

 

Congratulations June!!

Memory Lane Gets Back to full-length afternoon cafe sessions

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From the start of May 2022 we revert to our pre-COVID arrangement of  afternoon-only sessions (1.30-4pm).  These run for two and a half hours – just as we did before COVID.

Our first afternoon-only cafes (1.30 – 4pm) of 2022 will start at Boothtown (4th May) and Sowerby Bridge (14th May).

We want to make the most of this extra half hour – so we’re asking all of our members what they’d like to do.

Venue: St. Paul’s Methodist Church
Tower Hill
Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday except December when it’s 1st and 3rd Saturday

£2 including refreshments

Upcoming dates: May 14 and 28
Jun 11 and 25
Jul 9 and 23
Aug 13 and 27

For more information call June on 01422 706 373 / 07920 549 131
june@memorylanecafe.org

www.memorylanecafe.org

 

For the Boothtown sessions, click here

 

We’ve been running morning and afternoon cafes (of 2 hours each) since September 2020. We began to do this because of legal (COVID) limits on the numbers we could have in the room and we’ve continued so as to optimise space between people. We’ve been able to continue to operate these “double” cafes for the past 18 months through the efforts and dedication of our wonderful volunteer team.

Whilst COVID certainly hasn’t gone away, we are confident that we can operate safely with larger numbers in a single session. Now that winter is over we’ll focus on ventilating the room to improve air flow (also using a Carbon Dioxide monitor to measure air quality during the cafe).

We’ll continue to sanitise tables and other surfaces. Hand-sanitiser will still be provided.

We have ended the requirement for people to wear masks – but people may, of course, choose to wear them.

Thanks to all our members and volunteers for staying with us through the trials and tribulations of the past two years.

Express interest in becoming the Volunteers’ Week Pin Badge Designer by March 31

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For Volunteers’ Week 2021, we wanted to do something special to thank the volunteers of Calderdale by creating the first Volunteers’ Week pin badge – and who doesn’t love a pin badge?

Thanks to the artistic flair of Memory Lane Cafe volunteer, Georgia, we designed a glow-in-the-dark pin badge that was given to Calderdale volunteers as a thank you for their hard work and dedication, especially during such a difficult year.This small token of big appreciation went down so well last year that we would like to do it again!  All we need is this year’s designer!We are looking for a local volunteer who has a love for design/art/illustration and would be up for co-creating our next pin badge, seeing them proudly displayed on volunteers’ coats around the borough!

If you would like to nominate one of your volunteers to help create the 2022 Volunteers’ Week pin badge, please email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk  by Thursday 31st March 2022.

Does our next Volunteers’ Week Pin Badge Designer Volunteer with you?

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For Volunteers’ Week 2021, we wanted to do something special to thank the volunteers of Calderdale by creating the first Volunteers’ Week pin badge – and who doesn’t love a pin badge?

Thanks to the artistic flair of Memory Lane Cafe volunteer, Georgia, we designed a glow-in-the-dark pin badge that was given to Calderdale volunteers as a thank you for their hard work and dedication, especially during such a difficult year.This small token of big appreciation went down so well last year that we would like to do it again!  All we need is this year’s designer!We are looking for a local volunteer who has a love for design/art/illustration and would be up for co-creating our next pin badge, seeing them proudly displayed on volunteers’ coats around the borough!

If you would like to nominate one of your volunteers to help create the 2022 Volunteers’ Week pin badge, please email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk 

Memory Lane Cafe dates for 2022 – Sowerby Bridge

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Happy New Year from everyone at Memory Lane Cafe!

 

Please find the dates for our cafes in 2022.

For the Boothtown Halifax Memory Lane Cafe, please click here

 

We deliberately haven’t listed the times of the cafes as we are still running TWO sessions on each date (11am-1pm & 2-4pm). We have been doing this for the past 16 months because, by spreading people over two sessions, it allows us to give more space between folk in these COVID times. Currently, our plan is to continue like this until at least the end of March.

We’ll review things as 2022 progresses and will then, when circumstances are right, revert to our pre-COVID arrangements (i.e. a single 2.5 hours afternoon cafe 1.30-4pm on each of the dates).

In the meantime, if you want any more information and/or to book a place please ring June (Cafe Co-ordinator) on 07920 549131 or 01422 706373.

Memory Lane Cafe Calderdale
Charity Reg No 1178595

Memory Lane Cafes are open once again

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The Halifax and Sowerby Bridge Memory Lane cafes have been open since April and are ready to welcome you once again.

The cafes are running on the same lines as last autumn, morning and afternoon sessions on each cafe day, socially-distanced tables, and mask-wearing encouraged when moving
around the room etc.

For the time being, restrictions remain on the number of people we can have in the room so everyone needs to book ahead for each session.

Our volunteer team are really looking forward to welcoming people back.

For more information and to book please call June (our Cafe
Co-ordinator) on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131

 

Looking forward to welcoming you back!

 

The Memory Lane Cafe – Sowerby Bridge

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Memory Lane Cafe reopening in December

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WELCOME BACK AGAIN TO MEMORY LANE CAFE!

We’re delighted to announce that, after having suspended our cafes during the National Lockdown, we will reopen again in December.

Firstly, we’ll be working carefully to follow Government guidance for the new local tier system.

Secondly, we’ll be ensuring that, through our Risk Assessments and volunteer training,  everyone will have a safe and enjoyable time at Memory Lane.

Naturally, whilst the pandemic continues, we’ve had to make changes to the way we run our cafes:-

  • you’ll need to book in advance (we have to limit numbers)
  • our volunteer team will have completed a thorough clean before we open and you’ll find plenty of hand sanitiser around the building for you to use as often as you want
  • our volunteers will be protecting you by wearing masks and, for catering, gloves. They’ll also wear protective visors for washing up.
  • a volunteer will meet you at the cafe entrance and explain the location of hand sanitisers
  • the volunteer will then show you to your allocated table on which you’ll find a welcome pack of information, games and the quiz
  • your table will be socially-distanced from others so please do keep to your allocated seat.
  • refreshments (which are all individually wrapped) will be served to you at your table by our volunteers – there’s no need to get up
  • please wear your face-covering when you’re not eating/drinking
  • board games and jigsaws are available (but not for general sharing) – please ask if you’d like to use any of these
  • we’ve worked hard to make sure that the cafes are still fun – just different! You’ll find the usual great mix of games, information, support, cakes, company and conversation.

 

If you want to know more about any aspect of our reopened cafes in Halifax and Sowerby Bridge please call our Cafe Co-ordinator (June) on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131 or email:june@memorylanecafe.org

 

Memory Lane Cafe – Sowerby Bridge:
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St Paul’s Methodist Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ
The cafe operates on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month between 1.30 and 4 pm