Zombie Walkies for families, all ages and the dog too!

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford branch and Huddersfield BID are planning a fang-tastic first ever Zombie Walkies this Halloween.

Local families and their dogs are invited to take part in this interactive trick or treat event around Huddersfield town centre on Sunday October 31st…. in fancy dress too!

Starting from 11am at St Peter’s Gardens, Byram Street in Huddersfield Town Centre with spooktacular stalls and games; this dog and family friendly walk around the Town Centre calls in at different eateries and trick or treat pit stops along the way to celebrate Halloween and promote some great businesses too.

The event is free to attend but participants are encouraged to dress up, make a donation or raise sponsorship on their walk for the local RSPCA.

You can sign up to the Zombie Walkies on the day of the event from 11am or sign up now to secure your Zombie Walkies goody bag.

The event is also open to those who would just like to visit the Halloween hub of stalls and games at St. Peter’s Gardens – all are welcome!

All funds raised at Zombie Walkies go towards the important welfare work and animal care the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford support in our area.

Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager said:

‘’We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to our first Zombie Walkies and can’t wait to see the costumes people turn up in! As a local, self funded branch of the RSPCA, we rely heavily on our community’s support to help us care for all the animals in our Centre and we really hope people will take part in this event with or without their four-legged friends. You can even just pop down to say hello – or should that be Howloooooo!’’

With the added extra of rosettes and prizes awarded to the best-dressed individuals, group or pair (adult, child or dog) this promises to be a ghoulishy good Howloween!!

For more information and to sign up in advance for a goody bag contact www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/zombie-walkies-2021/ or search Facebook events for Zombie Walkies.

Calderdale Anti-Poverty Partnership Online Event – 4th November

Last chance to book for the Calderdale Anti-Poverty Partnership: Next Steps for Early Years in Calderdale – Online Event – 4th November – #AntiPovertyCalderdale

 

**BOOK BY THIS FRIDAY VIA EVENTBRITE**

The Anti-Poverty Partnership Action Plan brings together our collective efforts to improve the life chances of those affected by poverty in Calderdale. The Anti-Poverty Partnership has chosen to host an online event on poverty and the early years. An opportunity to be involved in the starting well and family journey work.

Please share using the hashtag #AntiPovertyCalderdale. We hope you can make it. Please share the invitation with colleagues and partners who may be interested in attending the event.

All places must be booked by Friday 22nd October 2021.
The event will take place on Zoom and the link will be sent out with the agenda.

Date and time: Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 13:00 – 15:00 GMT

Location: Online Event – ZOOM

Register HERE

VSI Alliance
Resource Centre
Hall Street
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 5AY
United Kingdom

Ovenden Junior Wardens meet The SCG Partnership 

The newly formed Junior Wardens at Dean Field Community Primary School had the opportunity to meet the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership on Wednesday 13 October 2021

A Q&A session was held with SCG partners including the CMBC Recycling Team, West Yorkshire Police, Together Housing, Ward Councillors and The North Halifax Partnership who spoke to the Junior Wardens  to give them an insight of their day to day job roles and discussed how the Junior Wardens can work in partnership with them and be involved in small scale activities throughout the year to help make a difference to their local community.

Karen Scanlon said 

“The Junior warden scheme is a team of children and young people who are dedicated to helping clean their environment and assist in helping to improve their community’s overall quality of life.”

“As a team we will work to identify environmental and safety problems within our area and report them. Encourage friends, family and our community to look after the environment and the safety of others and be proud of where we live and help make our neighbourhood a better place to live.”

The Junior Warden scheme has been set up again at Dean Field Community Primary School to look at tackling issues within the Ovenden community so be sure to keep an eye out for any future work being done.

Are you interested in becoming a telephone befriender with Staying Well?

If you are friendly, chatty and would like to give some time to make a regular call and brighten someone’s day then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

The commitment can be as little as half an hour a week and the difference you can make to someone’s life is immeasurable.

If you want to know more about what the role would involve and would like to speak to the team about signing up then come along to our net online

Befriending Info session – Tuesday 26th October – 5.30pm

In the session we will cover some practical information about volunteering with us as well as giving you some background of the Staying Well project. We will also spending time talking about tips for being a good befriender and ways to keep the role safe and enjoyable.

Just click the zoom link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86275763402

Happy Days Homeless Charity Halifax Events

Happy Days would like to invite you to their upcoming monthly events.

More details on each event as the time comes closer.

  • Saturday 16th October – The 50 Mile Drop
  • Thursday 21st October – Music Quiz
  • Friday 12th November – Comedy Evening
  • Friday 3rd December – Christmas Meal & Party Night

October

November

Event Details: We are hosting a full Comedy evening on Friday 12th November 2021, tickets are £15.00pp, all profits from the evening will go towards supporting Happy Days Homeless Charity.
FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER COMEDY @ ELLAND WMSC – RAISING FUNDS FOR HAPPY DAYS UK!

December

 

Happy Days are here for any issues surrounding homelessness.

They support people getting off the streets and securing accommodation through community and social enterprise.

Take a look at their summer edition news : https://youtu.be/baDaIcjUhVQ

Happy Days need your help. If you can provide them with toiletries and essentials it would help.

You can contact them here:

email: admin@happydaysuk.org
phone: 01422 303458

Happy Days UK

“It’s all about Community”
If you would like to donate to our work: https://localgiving.org/happydaysuk
Main charity – www.happydaysuk.org
Cycle Shop CIC – www.happydayscycles.org
Head office: Greycourt House, Greycourt Close, 160 King Cross Road, Halifax HX1 3LN
t: 01422 381316
Reg. Charity No: 1157527

Help your community respond to the pandemic

We are looking for volunteers in the North Halifax area to help with our Covid19 recovery, helping the most vulnerable in our communities.

VSI Alliance Volunteer Hub is a group of volunteers responding to the needs of people still feeling the effect of Covid19. We are assisting people who are isolating by delivering food parcels, completing shopping, walking dogs, prescription delivery, posting and other errands they may need help with.

Volunteers have also been assisting at vaccination centres and helped at Calderdale College’s rapid testing programme. Volunteers helped Calderdale Healthy Holiday programme this summer delivering meals and activity packs to kids holiday groups across Calderdale, and plans to help with the Christmas healthy holidays programme later in the year. All of these tasks have been hugely beneficial to those who may otherwise have been left with no support during this continued challenging time.

The volunteer hub relies on community spirit and people who have the capacity to give their time to help others who need short term support.

Volunteers receive requests for support in their area and are asked based on what they have said they can do for people. We operate delivering shopping and food parcels 6 days a week but during the week is our busiest time.

As people have returned to work we have lost a number of volunteers and are finding it harder to reach demand, particularly in the lower valley and North Halifax area.

If you are able to give some time to those in your area please contact Kate Hornby, Volunteer Hub Coordinator on kate.hornby@vsialliance.org.uk.

Warley 2022 Calendar is out

The Warley Community Association annual Calendar for 2022 is now available to purchase.

The price for the calendar is £6 + £1.50 for postage and packaging.

If interested, please contact Warley Community Association on www.warleyca.co.uk
Telephone 01422 833824
Call or text 07957992192
email: mail@warleyca.co.uk

The Calendar, if ordered, can be hand delivered within a 2 mile radius of Warley or posted with a charge of £1.50 p&p for a total cost of £7.50.

For more news about events happening at Warley, please visit Warley  Community Association.