Walk this way… into Walking Rugby

Halifax RUFC are delighted to announce that Walking Rugby has arrived in Halifax.

In partnership with Premiership Rugby Club, Sale Sharks, Halifax RUFC will be running weekly Walking Rugby sessions at Ovenden Park. 

Walking Rugby is a slower-paced game of touch rugby that is ideal for those who are aged 50 years and older or those who cannot play contact rugby anymore. This is a less physical, slower-paced version of touch rugby with adapted laws to suit participant needs. 

The sessions are aimed to give rugby playing opportunities for those who may have never played rugby before and those who played previously played and cannot play anymore and want to re-engage with rugby at a slower pace. Sessions are a great way to increase your social activity and make friends with like-minded people. 

The sessions at Ovenden Park, Keighley Road (HX2 8AR) are open to ALL – both men and women and there are no age limits. Best of all, this activity is absolutely FREE! 

Sessions will begin at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays from the 16th September and the Clubhouse will be open afterwards for refreshments. All activities will be COVID Secure.

For more information email halifaxwalkingrugby@gmail.com

Mini Marchers 🚶‍♀️👟🚶‍♀️

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Mini Marchers is the latest walking group from the fantastic Mixy Marchers. This week 18 kids and 24 women braved the weather for their maiden walk around the local area.

Mini Marchers run on Mondays at 6pm and to sign up with your family send a message to Mandy Oshea on Facebook.

Regular ladies-only Mixy Marcher walks take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm. Or for something different, why not try Mixy Marchers netball.

Find out more on the Mixy Marchers Facebook Group page

“Kids loved it .even getting wet didn’t stop us lol!”  Pamela
“Home, dry & having a hot choc 😄. Can’t believe it’s sunny now. We’ll be there nxt week 😁” Sam

17 August 18:56 Fantastic turn out 🌧🌧🏃🏃👪 first Mini Marchers what a brave bunch 😍

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Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale

The Staying Well Hub Team would like to remind you that we are still here to listen to your concerns and help you make sense of what is happening. Whatever you are dealing with, we would like to hear from you because help is always at hand.

The telephone befriending service is how the Staying Well Team can be contacted during the COVID-19 period.

As face to face may not be an option for a while, this service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation.

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service

Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.

Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to to hear a friendly voice. And we have volunteers from across Calderdale who can speak a variety of different languages!

This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.

If this sounds like what you’re after, ring 01422 392767 to make a referral or visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

All volunteers must go through the safeguarding process run by Calderdale council and the entire process is closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Stay Active and Take 10 with the North Halifax Partnership

To support staff well-being during lockdown, North Halifax Partnership introduced a new initiative for our staff teams called ‘Take 10’, We are encouraging all our staff to take 10 minutes in their working day to be ‘active’.

We have created this short video to share our active ideas and hopefully inspire others to take 10 minutes in their day to be active. We hope you enjoy watching the video.

Thank you to Marie Conway (CMBC) for your support and ideas. #ActiveCdale

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale

Sometimes just a brew and a chat would just do and the Staying Well Hub team have found a way to bring this simple yet vital service back.

Although face to face may not be an option at the present, the new telephone befriending service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation.

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service

Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.

Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to to hear a friendly voice. And we have volunteers from across Calderdale who can speak a variety of different languages!

This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.

If this sounds like what you’re after, ring 01422 392767 to make a referral or visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

All volunteers must go through the safeguarding process run by Calderdale council and the entire process is closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Need some support?

Locked down or self isolating? —You are not alone.

If you or someone you know is struggling with isolation, financial hardship or cannot get out for essential provisions during this difficult time there are people working across Calderdale who can help.

Click here to request support online.    

If you need urgent help and don’t have internet access call 01422 392890.