North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 27 March – OUT NOW!

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New this week:

  • North and East Blog – Communications and updating you on the Coronavirus
  • The Illingworth Messenger – April 2020
  • Coronavirus: Can you help? Food and NHS volunteer responders requested
  • Active Calderdale Support for Sports and Physical Activity Providers

 Have a great weekend!

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The Illingworth Messenger – April 2020

The latest Illingworth April 2020 Messenger is out, with words of inspiration, humour, details of services, events, group announcements, activities, local news and much more!

Please note, it is advised, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, to check with each individual event to ensure it is still happening.

Read the latest Illingworth Messenger here…

If you would like something advertised in the Illingworth Messenger, items can be handed in to your church representative, dropped off at Illingworth Moor Good-As-New Shop or emailed direct to Irene Mulhall at

Virtual coffee mornings with the Curious motion – in place of Brews & Grooves

The classes run by Curious Motion throughout the year have been cancelled for now but they are also moving online and from Tuesday next week they are running a ‘virtual coffee morning’ each week for anyone who would like to join.

This is particularly to support the group of people over 55 who usually attend our ‘Brews & Grooves’ class on a Tuesday morning and are likely to be self isolating for a significant period of time, but it is also open to anyone who wants to join.

To sign up for the coffee mornings email Sam for the info. This can be found on the Curious Motion website:

Virtual Coffee mornings will run every Tuesday at 10am.

Coronavirus: Can you help? Food and NHS volunteer responders requested

Times are difficult and help is needed now more than ever. If you can offer any assistance, either in the way of food for the more vulnerable or by giving some of your time to the NHS, please follow these links:

If you can offer your help to the NHS it will be greatly appreciated. You can submit your details through the form found in this link.

Halifax Food & Support Drop In & Family Food Support Drop In is asking for donations.

20 March at 17:20📣 Donation information 📣

– We are incredibly grateful for the many offers of food donations this week and the kindness shown to us by the good folk of Calderdale during these uncertain times.

– We ask that food donations only are brought to:

The Gathering Place, 1 St James Street, Halifax, HX1 1YS (opposite job centre) Monday to Friday, 9-2 only.

-This will allow our staff to do what they do best and focus their energy on our clients and residents at a time of unprecedented demand.

– To keep everyone safe, please do not enter the building. We have two doors at the entrance, so deliveries can be made safely.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support ♥️


Pennine Magpie newsletter – Magpie Matters out now!

Find out about the latest goings on at Pennine Magpie, such as our bake off to raise money for the flood appeal, our big soup share to bring our local community together and a spotlight on some of our new sessions…


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Friends Against Scams: Beware of Coronavirus related scams!

Friends Against Scams want to make you aware of scams related to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus.

Be aware of people offering or selling:

  • Virus testing kits – these are only offered  by the NHS
  • Vaccines or miracle cures – there is currently NO vaccine or cure
  • Overpriced or fake goods to protect yourself from the virus (ie anti-bacterial products)
  • Shopping or medication collection services
  • Home cleaning services

As with All scams:

  • Don’t be rushed into making a decision. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is!
  • Only purchase from legitimate retailers and take a moment to think before parting with money or personal information
  • Don’t assume everyone is genuine. It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any request. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
  • If someone claims to represent a charity, ask them for ID. Be suspicious of requests for money up front. If someone attempts to pressure you into accepting a service, they’re unlikely to be genuine.
  • Check with your family and friends before accepting offers of help if you are unsure.


Read the pdf document here

Do you sit at a desk all day? Simple ways to add some exercise to your routine!

With many of us having to work from home at present and the lack of going out options, despite this uncharacteristically lovely weather, there are still ways to incorporate some exercise in our daily routine.

Do you sit at a desk all day? Does your 9 to 5 leave no time for structured exercise..?

Read this document for ideas to add movement to your day

At these times especially it is crucial to keep active. This will help both with our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, in order to best cope with having to remain indoors.