Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 03 February 2023 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Free Diploma in Childcare or Health & Social Care 
  • OSCA Foundation next Tabletop / Car boot sale Sunday Feb 5th
  • Trainers needed to run family courses in Sure Start Children’s Centres
  • Staying Well attended the Healthy Minds “New Year New Us”

Have a great weekend!

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Magpies set to open on a Saturday!

We have some great news….Magpies will be opening on Saturdays!

Starting from Saturday 4th of March, the Magpies will be open between 10am and 2pm and everyone is welcome!

Join us for 4 hours of Magpies fun including sports, cooking, arts and crafts and more….

The day costs £40 which includes activities, a meal and full staff support.

Every Saturday from 10am until 2pm, starting from Saturday 4th March.

Our outreach events are a great way to make new friends and try new activities.

You don’t have to be a Magpies member to join us, these events are open to everyone.

Get in touch now to book on!

Find us : Magpies, Unit 15, Calderdale Business Park, Club Lane, Ovenden
Halifax, HX2 8DB

Acoustic Dogz back at the OSCA March 4th

The next LIVE BAND event of 2023 will be held on Saturday March 4th when local favourites ” ACOUSTIC DOGZ” will be back by popular demand!

An event not to be missed, with local favourite Acoustic Dogz covering music from 60’s to present day.

Saturday 4th March at 8pm in OSCA’S BAR.

Entry is free for the event.

The bar will be serving drinks at social club prices.

Families with children welcome

OSCA Foundation, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8AD
w : https://www.oscafoundation.org/

 

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 27 January 2023 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Ash Green Sure Start Children’s Centre in the Halifax Courier!
  • OSCA Foundation next Tabletop / Car boot sale Sunday Feb 5th
  • Calderdale Resident Perception Survey Vision 2024 – by Jan 31st
  • Funding Opportunities for VCS Organisations by February 20th

Have a great weekend!

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OSCA Foundation next Tabletop / Car boot sale Sunday February 5th

The Next OSCA tabletop / jumble sale will take place on Sunday 5th of February at Forest Cottage.

Starting at 9am for the public – sellers can set up from as early as 8:15 am.

Due to the popularity of the jumble sales, this event will expand to include cars in the next sale.

Sellers who prefer to set up indoors can still book a table.

Booking essential to guarantee a table.  Booking recommended for car sellers.

Indoor and Outdoor spots available.  £5 per table for sellers – free entry for buyers

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 20 January 2023 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Tabletop sales at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church and OSCA
  • New Year New Us – Healthy Minds Winter Taster – January 27th
  • Think WIDEN to prevent burglary
  • Free Diploma in Childcare or Health & Social Care in your Local Community!

Have a great weekend!

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Once upon a Thriftmas (December 2022 event)

For those who celebrate it, Christmas can be a magical time of year, coming together to enjoy yearly traditions of food, music, decorations and presents. But this all comes at a cost, both to our purses and the planet and the work that goes into making Christmas special often falls disproportionately to women.

As we begin to understand the challenges posed by climate change and the gathering pace of the cost-of-living crisis, we wanted to get back to the true meaning of Christmas and show that it doesn’t have to be all about consumerism and pressure to create the perfect day.

And so, together with our brilliant partners from across Calderdale, we held the first Thriftmas event on Saturday 10th December at Forest Cottage. There was a wide variety of activities on offer as well as advice and free goodies that aimed to give a different perspective on Christmas whilst maintaining the traditions we all know and love.

 

Did you know that every year, we spend around £700 million on unwanted gifts and that of all gifts, only 1% will still be in use come June?

When it comes to gifts, it really is the thought that counts so we had NHP’s Tracy hosting a Swishing table where people could bring in something they no longer wanted or needed to swap for something they could use or gift. The table was empty at the end of the day.

Natalie from NHP was there to help people make their own bath salts and bath bombs with recycled packaging good enough to gift to emphasise that handmade gifts can be the most thoughtful, waste free and cost-effective gifts out there.

Dan from NHP showed people how to make unique planters from recycled bottles that also make lovely and unique handmade gifts.

Festive food is another area where we could do better to save money and be greener. With supermarkets employing tactics to get us to buy more than we need, its no wonder we collectively bin enough food to provide 42 million meals.

Rachel from NHP made a delicious turkey chilli from leftovers in the slow cooker with the recipe to take away and try at home. There was also a slow cooker to be won by one lucky attendee.

Every year, we send 165,000 tonnes of Christmas decorations to landfill including 68,488 miles of string lights so we wanted to find ways of decorating that would use natural and recycled materials that will also save money. Nicola from Staying Well hosted a table to make cardboard gingerbread decorations. Nicola from Todmorden Makery inspired people to make their own decorations from tech waste and Calderdale Green New Deal were promoting the use of natural and traditional decorating materials like leaves, twigs, and flowers.

Of the one billion Christmas cards sent each year, only 1/4 will be recycled creating 300,000 tonnes of waste. Sara Nursey from Elland Children’s Centre hosted a table where you could use paint and recycled materials to create handmade Christmas cards which are more likely to be kept and cherished than end up in landfill.

Paul Whiteley Photography was there to take beautiful and fun photos in the Christmas themed photo booth which will make lovely personalised and waste free gifts and e-cards.

Similarly, around 40,000 Christmas crackers are sent to landfill each as many are not recyclable with foil, glitter, and a useless piece of plastic. Sam and team from NewGround were on hand to show people how to make their own reusable crackers that are environmentally friendly and where you can choose your own gift that will be useful and reusable.

All One Collective’s Hillary was there to chat to people about how they’re managing with the cost-of-living crisis and how being a little greener can also help save money.

And of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without the big man himself – Santa took his place by the beautiful original fireplace to give gifts to all the children who came.

It was a wonderful event, that put a different vibe on Christmas festivities, and we had great feedback from the people who came along. Thanks so much to everyone who was involved organising and hosting and to everyone who came along and participated.

We look forward to doing it all again next year!