Overgate Hospice

Overgate Treecycle Scheme helps you dispose of your Christmas Tree

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Take out one of the hassles of clearing out the Christmas and New Year leftovers by making sure your natural tree will be responsibly taken away, while providing much needed help to a good cause!

Overgate Hospice bring their Christmas Tree recycling initiative yet once more. For a donation of Ā£10 towards the vital work done by the Hospice, they will collect and dispose of your natural Christmas Tree.

For full information visit Overgate Treecycling Scheme

Collections will begin on January the 6th of January.

To book, visit Overgate Treecycling to fill out the online form or call 01422 387121.

Please ensure you have removed all decorations, lights, any bases from your tree and leave it somewhere easily accessible for the volunteers.

The scheme is kindly supported by Green Valley Arborists, Ripponden Christmas Tree Farm and GBWoodfield commercial vehicles.

Let’s not make this the Most Wasteful Time of the Year

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As the festive season is well underway, we would like to urge you to be mindful of waste and consider the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. And maybe Rudolph šŸ™‚

As we are all in the Christmas season rush to get everything ready for the big day, it is more important than ever to be mindful of the waste this spree is producing.

There will be cards, wrapping paper, packaging made of plastic or cardboard. Most of this can be recycled. In fact most of the day to day household waste is recyclable.

Calderdale Council runs weekly collections of household waste that can be recycled where you can dispose of glass, plastic, metal and card or paper as well as several other items such as fabrics, small electricals and food waste.

Your local Household Waste Recycling Centre can take bulkier items.
Calderdale Council’s bulky waste recycling is still a little backed up, bear with us.

For more information about recycling and other handy tips visitĀ http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/environment/waste/recycling.

Even the Christmas Tree can be recycled. Overgate run a Treecycling programme that for a small donation of Ā£10 will collect your tree at the end of the season.

This service covers certain Halifax Postcodes so check with Overgate. The page has other recycling options for you to choose from.

For more information on the Overgate Treecycling Campaign please contact the Fundraising Team on 01422 387121 or email fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk

The office of national statistics has concluded that 3 out of 4 adults in the UK are concerned about climate change and they are more likely to change their habits in order to take action. Recycling is one of the easiest actions that can be taken to reduce our negative impact on the Planet.

Three-quarters of adults in Great Britain worry about climate change – Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

So let’s all do our bit and keep green, before and after Christmas!

40th Anniversary Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk on September 18th

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The Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk will return on Saturday 18thĀ September, with both the 7 and 13 mile routes starting and finishing at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

Many participants will walk in memory of a loved one while others do it for fun or a challenge with friends, family or even their dog!

Claire Howard, Eventā€™s Organiser said; ā€œAs we celebrate the 40thĀ anniversary of the Hospice, the Midnight Walk will mark the occasion perfectly by bringing our community together for a very special night. We are so grateful to everyone that has signed up so far and cannot wait to welcome you on the night.ā€

 

 

Registration is just Ā£15 and this includes your t-shirt, post walk medal and goody bag, and refreshments on the night. To register visitĀ www.overgatehospice.org.ukĀ or call 01422 387121.

Wear your Christmas Jumper for Overgate Hospice!

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Share the Christmas cheer with your colleagues and raise some much needed funds for Overgate Hospice this festive season.

 

To get involved, please contact us to tell us youā€™re taking part. Then donate Ā£1 per person to wear your Christmas Jumper on Friday December 13.

Overgate can collect the fundraiser proceedings from your workplace. Alternatively, you can send us a cheque or drop it in at our hospice in Elland.

For more information call 01422 387 121Ā or email fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk

 

Thank you for your continued support!

 

www.overgatehospice.org.uk

Registered Charity Number 511619

Overgate Colour Run 2019

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If you haven’t heard of a Colour Run get ready to be amazed! This year, this fun family event will be held on Saturday 13 July at Savile Park, Halifax. It consists of a 5km route with runners being doused in coloured intervals culminating in a ‘Colour Party’ at the finish line.

The Overgate Colour Run celebrates its sixth year in 2019 and they are looking forward to making it the most colourful yet! Since it began in 2014 the Overgate Colour Run has seen more than 5,000 supporters take on the 5km course raising over Ā£180,000 for the Hospice.

Registration for this yearā€™s event is now open and you could be on the start line as we get colourful for Overgate.

Click hereĀ to register online or call the Overgate team on 01422 387121.

Overgate Garden Party Sunday 12 May

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Overgate Hospice will be holding a garden party in the beautiful grounds of the hospice on Sunday 12 May, 12:00pm-4:00pm. There will be stalls, food and drink and musical entertainment to make this a very enjoyable day.

TJ Walsh bus company is running a FREE bus service from the Halifax Bank on Commercial Street, Halifax every hour from 12:00pm-3:00pm to the hospice at Hullen Edge Road, Elland HX5 0QY.

Overgate Firewalk 2018

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Brand new for 2018, onĀ Saturday 8 December, 5:00pm-8:00pm atĀ Overgate Hospice, see Firewalkers jump out of their comfort zones and into the fire!

The fire is real. The embers are red hot. Temperatures reach over 500 degrees C.

Run by the two times Guinness World Record Holder, Scott Bell there will be aĀ 1 hour pre-walk Seminar.

On 28 November 2006 Scott Bell set a new Guinness World Record for the ‘Greatest fire walking distance’ by walking 100 meters (328 feet). Scott was totally unharmed and had no signs of any injuries.

Entry is Ā£30 per person with a pledge to raise Ā£150 sponsor money.

Call the Overgate team on 01422 387121Ā orĀ e-mail fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk

 

‘The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace’ at Halifax Minster

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Overgate Hospice Choir is proud to be presenting Karl Jenkinsā€™ moving work on the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War One onĀ Saturday 13 October, 7:00pm at Halifax Minster.

ā€˜The Armed Man: A Mass for Peaceā€™ is a powerful and compelling account of the consequences of war and the worldā€™s hope for peace. Commissioned for the millennium by The Royal Armouries and dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo crisis, this work is a contemporary example of a mass based on the 15th century French song Lā€™homme armĆ© (The Armed Man). Set within the framework of the Christian mass, The Armed Man, uses both sacred and secular texts.

The choir will be joined by the Youth Orchestra of Musica Kirklees (was Kirklees Music School) and their Music Director Thom Meredith.

The choir will also be joined by three treble soloist from the Halifax Minster Choir; Rosie Barber, Martha Hill and Madison Tasker.

Tickets at Ā£12 are available from:

  • Overgate Hospice,Ā 30 Hullen Edge Road, Elland HX5 0QY
  • Harveys of Halifax,Ā Commercial Street, Halifax HX1 1LJ
  • Shoesmiths,Ā Commercial Street, Halifax HX1 1BE