The Cricket Asylum foundation free Summer Activity Camps

The Cricket Asulym foundation will be running free summer activity camps aimed at 7 to 11 year old children.

There will be fun Cricket games and activities, run by qualified coaches. Food will be provided.

Children who are eligible for free school meals can access a wider range of Cricket coaching camps throughout the summer holidays.

Although the activities are free to access, it is advised you book as places may be limited.

For more information visit The Cricket Asylum Foundation

To book or find out more
phone: 07775 614370

Pennine Magpie “Life in Lockdown” short film

Pennine Magpie have put a short film together with highlights of what they have been up to while in lockdown. View this uplifting, touching video to see how they have flourished during these challenging times!

Watch our ‘Life in Lockdown’ short film

Here are some highlights of what Pennine Magpie have been up to throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The doors to our centre may have temporarily closed, but we’ve found new creative ways for us to all stay connected.

If you haven’t already, please feel free to join the Pennine Magpie Coronavirus Support Group on Facebook. The group has been created to offer a platform for our community to help and support each other. Daily activities are posted to help us all stay connected, learn new things and keep active.

Pennine Magpie is a registered charity 1147911 and a company limited by guarantee 4498986

Prince’s Trust training with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service for 16-25 year olds

Are you between 16 – 25 and not in employment or education?

The Prince’s Trust, in association with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service are offering an 8 week Free online training programme to gain a level 1 qualification in personal development and employability.

The course started on 29th of June but you may still be eligible.

For more information:

Call 07552 283640

or email

Gambling support training for frontline staff and volunteers from Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Calderdale are offering  support in the form of training to deal with gambling addiction.

With YouGov research showing that nearly two-thirds of “engaged” gamblers increasing the time or money they spend during the lockdown, it’s no better time to get up to speed with gambling support training.

Our Gambling Support trainer, Colin Bland, has produced a short awareness video to help anyone interested in the issues around gambling. He’s also busy getting his training videos completed before doing a big launch to anyone interested. If you’d like to know more about the services we provide then contact Colin through Twitter using @GambleSupportYH, and join his youtube channel

Visit Citizens Advice Calderdale

Free WYCAS Finance Forum for Calderdale Groups – Tuesday June 30

Tuesday 30th June, 12-2pm

Hosted over Zoom, the Forum will be led by WYCAS’ Chief Executive, Amanda Peters, with Helen Galvin, Community Accountant for Calderdale.

If you are involved in organising the finances in your organisation (as a volunteer or a paid worker) we’re guessing you will have had a tough couple of months….

COVID-19 and lockdown may have meant an increase in demand for your charity’s services, or having to deal with closing your premises entirely. You may have been furloughing staff, negotiating rent, applying for emergency funding, looking at the implications for cashflow, and working out how you get cheques signed if your trustees are all shielding?

If you’d like a chance to share some of your experiences over the last few months, as well as discuss any current issues or problems, you are very welcome to join us.

Log in information will be emailed to you one week prior to the event.

More info:

Healthy Minds offering Zoom Wellbeing Workshops

Healthy Minds workshops are back and available online via Zoom. They offer a selection of workshops that will help improve mental health and promote feelings of wellness.




Calderdale VCS COVID-19 Peer Support Webinar 2nd June 2020

There is still time to register for the next Calderdale VCS Peer Support Webinar on Tuesday 2nd June. 

This webinar will see the new Director of Public Health at Calderdale Council, Deborah Harkins, in attendance.

Register here: