MUM2MUM Market at Sowerby Bridge High School 21 October

On Saturday 21 October at Sowerby Bridge High School. Doors Open 1.15 – 3.15pm.

Over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices. Everything imaginable for your little ones.


**Buggies & Travel Systems **Stairgates, Toddler Furniture

**Home & Safety Equipment **Baby Carriers & Harnesses

**Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots **Growbags, Bed Guards

**Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment **Highchair’s, Bumbos

**Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys

**Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

All great brands

**Hundreds of Toys, Books and Games including- Little Tikes, ELC, Fisher Price, Vtech, Mamas & Papas

**Baby and children’s clothes starting from 50p including (Various brands)

To Book a Stall go to Mum2mum Market Website

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2 4 1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)


Project_Twelve:31 team up with Handmade Parade making Koinobori

Young people from Project_Twelve:31 worked with Handmade Parade artist Bee Jasko and writer Emma Decent to create work as part of Fly Project  throughout the Summer holidays.

Three sessions were held throughout the summer programme. Handmade Parade had approached and  arranged with Project _Twelve;31 to deliver the sessions where a total of 20 young people attended across the three sessions, creating  very detailed and imaginative wind socks.

They created designs on silk using dye to make wind socks called Koinobori by drawing patterns & dying fabric.

They were then allowed to flutter in the wind in Shibden Park. The custom is followed in Japan on Children’s Day, which takes place on May 5, the last day of Golden Week, the largest break for workers and also a week in which businesses usually close for up to 9–10 days. Landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori from April to early May, in honour of children for a good future and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.

The fantastic work was displayed on Saturday 9 September 2017 at Shibden Hall, Halifax, as part of the Heritage Open Day

Fly! is a community engagement project in partnership with Handmade Parade, Yorkshire Water and Pennine Prospects that aims to use the arts and kite making to encourage local people to access the South Pennine landscape.

Look for us on or handmade parade

Staying Well at St. Columba’s Refurbished Church Hall

The newly refurbished St Columba’s Church Hall hosted our Staying Well event on the 19 July, with safety and security being the main theme of the day. There were talks providing preventative measures regarding home safety, scams and keeping safe and secure, from PSCO Lyndsay Whitwam, The SAFER Team Calderdale Council and the District Fire Prevention Officer; Victim Support and Newground were also present to raise awareness and offering valued advice, which was well received by over 50 local residents who had attended the event. After a tasty lunch, the group were treated to Local historian David Glover who gave an informative and amusing illustrated talk ‘Buried Alive’. Following on from the ‘Look over your Shoulder’ event, Staying Well is continuing to move throughout the Warley district with the view to working alongside existing community groups/churches and planning another community ‘Brought to your Knees’ event in the late summer, with the theme of staying healthy and well. Staying Well is about helping you to stay healthy and improve wellbeing. Referrals are for anyone 18+ and can include a chat with a Staying Well worker, a home visit and information and support to attend activities in your area. If you know someone who could benefit from our service in the Warley Ward, please contact the Hayley Conlon Staying Well Worker on 01422 393956 or email

Former Halifax Inspector Canoes Around Britain for Charity

On Monday 24 July 2017, together with his nephew Davis Gould-Duff, former Halifax Police Inspector Colin Skeath completed a circumnavigation of the mainland UK by Open Canoe which has never been done before.

Starting in Strontian on the west coast of Scotland on the 30 April the 2 men covered a total of 2064 miles over 86 days with several challenging sea crossings including Wales to Northern Ireland.

The pair were raising money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield.

Since taking the amazing journey with his nephew, Mr Skeath has said;

“I have had the privilege of seeing our stunning coastline at close quarters. I have paddled with dolphins and basking sharks and seen so many spectacular seabirds from puffins to eagles. One of the things that will remain as a high point are some wonderful people who have gone out of their way to help us on our journey. These random acts of kindness will stay with me for a long time

“The journey was as difficult as anything I have undertaken and tested my leadership, courage and determination.  I found the daily decision making of embarking on a voyage stressful, with dire consequences if we got it wrong!

“In so many ways It has been a massive learning experience for me. At the forefront of this is my conviction that the most important thing we have is other people.

“During this adventure, I became very focused on the task and whilst I was aware of some of the social media activity (mainly facebook). I didn’t realise the scale of support I was receiving from ex colleagues and friends in Calderdale

“Now, as I am at home reviewing communications and not as engrossed,  I have been “blown away” by everyone’s messages of congratulations. I have been stunned by some of the activities that were on going in the Police and Council to welcome me home. I know that people have worked really hard and given themselves, to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

“So thank you so much for being such and important part of my journey.”

Visit Canoe Around Britain on Facebook for videos and more.

Summer Reading Challenge

Aged 4-12? Head to your local library this summer and join The Summer Reading Challenge. It started Saturday 8 July and is available in all Calderdale Libraries. It’s still not too late to catch up! Sign up to receive your special agent collector folder. Read at least 6 books over the holidays. Collect stickers for each book you read. The stickers will help you to crack the case and catch the crook!

Calderdale Women’s Cancer Support Network

The Calderdale Women’s Cancer Support Network meet on the last Saturday of the month (except August) from 9.45am – 2pm at Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square, Todmorden OL14 5AW .


This is a very attractive, ground floor accessible premises which include an accessible toilet and a lift.

Living Well is for women from Calderdale and all surrounding areas with, or who have had cancer. If you want to bring a close friend, partner or carer with you then they too will be able to take part in activities and talk with others in a similar situation.

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 28 July – OUT NOW!!

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  • Project_Twelve:31 Complete the 5k Pretty Mudder Race for Life
  • Piece Hall Grand Re-opening on Yorkshire Day
  • FREE summer holiday activities for young people at Orange Box
  • Weekly message from the NHP Energy Levels Project!

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