Free school uniforms at Morrisons supermarket in Illingworth

Morrisons supermarket in Illingworth has teamed up with the YMCA Free uniform service, and have set up a free uniform rail in their store to help out struggling families in need of school uniform.

Morrisons in Illingworth

The uniform rail can be found against the wall after exiting the self service tills, besides the book exchange shelf.

You don’t need to go through the shop floor, simply walk towards the café area.

The uniforms offered there are FREE, just help yourself.

Weekly activities at the OSCA Foundation Community Sports Hub

The OSCA foundation at Forest Cottage in Ovenden has a choice of fitness and exercise activities to suit all ages and abilities.

Other activities taking place at the OSCA include

  • Car boot sales every two weeks on a Sunday morning
  • Live music events, usually every other weekend
  • Rugby fixtures for the Halifax Panthers Women Sunday afternoon
  • Andy’s Man Club – Mondays except Bank Holidays from 6:30pm. Just turn up!
Old tyme and modern sequence dancing – Tues, Thurs 2.00 – 4pm, in the Enderby Hall.

Tae Kwon Do – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 6.30 – 8mp – All ages

Over 50s Walking Football – Tuesday – 10.30 – 1pm

Keep fit, Indoor – Thursday 9.45 – 10.45 and 11.00am – 12.00pm. All ages

Rug Ratz, Nippers Rugby Training – Saturday & Sunday – 9am – 10.30am

Ladies Rugby League, Halifax Panthers Women – Sunday Afternoon

Various junior outdoor soccer teams  for both boys and girls, from 5 years to 16 years.

You need to book into each activity separately with the instructor. You can do so by visiting the centre at the activity time and introducing yourself.

For more information on any of the above, ring Steve on 07727860731

The facilities at the OSCA can be rented for training sessions, functions and birthday parties. With ample parking space, spacious rooms and even plenty of outdoor grounds, they have a lot to offer for many event needs.

With new, refurbished halls at professional standards, including a fully licensed pub and regular events, this is a one-stop community hub.

  
Football and Rugby changing rooms

 

The outdoor football grounds are getting ready for matches and they are already able to host 5-aside football teams and rugby matches.

 

Sports grounds of the OSCA

The OSCA exercise Studio

OSCA Foundation Community Sports Club
Cousin La, Halifax HX2 8AD

Health Challenges and Living with Disability beyond Covid-19

Parasol Disability Group are hosting a community research event at Todmorden College on
Thursday 22nd September 2022 from 1.30 – 3.30pm
to publicise research about Disability and Health as we move beyond the Shadow of Covid and make positive recommendations for the future.

The event may be held in Todmorden but we will be promoting our research across Calderdale – by including community groups and other potential allies who are based in Todmorden, Hebden Royd, Halifax and other areas of Calderdale.

Register here : Community research event:
Health challenges and disability beyond Covid-19 Tickets

Download Flyer here (PDF)

In the first half of the meeting we will be going through the 7 headings of our research findings about Disability and Health – as we did previously with our on-line meeting in April.  This includes Professional Support, Voluntary Sector Support, Friends and Family, Personal Care, Family Carers, Getting Out and about, Friends and Community, Disability Rights and Access.

In the second half of the meeting, we will be discussing our recommendations in an open forum.  These themes include Listening to and involving local citizens more in local decision-making, tackling inequalities and upholding the rights of disabled people.  We welcome your ideas or suggestions on how we can follow-up our initial research in practical ways.

Register at Community research event: Health challenges and disability beyond Covid-19 Tickets, Thu 22 Sep 2022 at 13:30 | Eventbrite

Memory Lane Cafe Summer Newsletter

See what has happened over the Spring and Summer at the Memory Lane Cafe. Read about past events, find out what is available to you and get the dates for the next Cafe dates at Halifax and Sowerby Bridge.

 

 

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HALIFAX STARS – A celebration of the proud tradition of boxing clubs in Calderdale

“Boxing is the sport to which all other sports aspire …”
Big George, Halifax Star Boxing Club

[ Excerpt – Read full article ]

verd de gris arts have been awarded funding through Historic England’s Everyday Heritage Grants – to create an innovative intergenerational project with the aim of celebrating the working class culture of boxing clubs around Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Halifax Stars will record the stories of older fighters, and the gyms that used to be a prominent feature of the area – as well as celebrating the importance of boxing coaching with young working class people today – the instilling of self-discipline and self-care, respect and pride in community.

The project will be cross cultural, reflecting the communal nature of boxing culture here in Halifax, but will, importantly, share this culture with a wider audience – to increase understanding of boxing’s remarkable working class legacy in the area, and champion the work that is done through the clubs to help some of the poorest and most marginalised young people in our communities.

If you would like more information please contact:

Jeff Turner
T: 07926 978651
W: www.verddegris.org

Weekly football sessions at Calderdale College with Crossley Juniors girls AFC

Crossley Juniors AFC girls section have teamed up with Calderdale College to provide weekly football sessions at the college to further promote girls participation in football.

The Wildcats is for girls aged 5-11, running at the Inspire Centre indoor football hall.

Starting Monday 12 September at 4:30pm

The Squad is for girls aged 12-14 and takes place in the college’s Astro turf football grounds.

Starting Wednesday 21 September at 5 pm

Both sessions last one hour.

For more details and to book either session:

Visit : www.events.thefa.com

Contact : Cameron.fletcher@calderdale.ac.uk
07980 684 907

Venue : Calderdale College, Francis Dtreet HX1 3UZ

Rediscover Shelf Hall Park! Open Day Saturday 10th September

Friends of Shelf Hall Park invite you to Rediscover Shelf Hall Park this Saturday 10th September from 10:30am to 4:30 in the afternoon.

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It will be an exciting day for the whole family, with fun stalls, games for all, bowls demonstration, Teddy Tombola, football games for young and young at heart, a great opportunity to appreciate your local park.

Friends of Shelf Hall Park will be there to share the achievements and plans of the club, including the Defibrilator installed at the Bottomleys arms, all thanks to fundraisers of FoSHP.

All proceedings of the day will go towards improvements for the park.

If you would like to be involved, please post a message on
Friends of Shelf Hall Park Facebook or
email: davidwager@btinternet.com

We look forward to seeing you!