Exclusive £1,000 giveaway for the third sector

To help ease the hardship the third sector is facing, easyfundraising is giving away £500 to one organisation and £100 to five organisations.

To be in with the chance of winning, register with easyfundraising by 23:59 on 31 October 2022. If your organisation is signed up already, you can still enter by raising three donations between 1st and 31st October.

easyfundraising is committed to helping our sector flourish, especially as we go through challenging times. Their approach to fundraising is simple; they turn everyday online purchases into free, unrestricted funding you can use to support yourselves and the wider community.

They and over 7,000 brands want to give back to local groups and communities, so when someone shops at one of the brands, easyfundraising shares a percentage of what they’ve spent with your organisation for free. For example, if a volunteer did their food shop at Sainsbury’s, their first home delivery shop would generate £6 for your organisation. After that, every weekly shop would generate £2. So in a year, your organisation would receive £108 – for free.

There are huge benefits of joining easyfundraising;

  • It provides a continuous, free, and unrestricted funding source for all third-sector organisations.
  • An easy and inclusive way for people to give without it coming directly out of their pockets.
  • It requires little time and effort to manage so you can carry on with what’s really important.

We don’t want our organisations to miss out. Be sure to enter the giveaway by 23:59 on 31 October 2022 and start making use of this fantastic fundraising option. Particularly as we head into the busiest shopping period of the year – it’s a great way to top up your funds.

Sign up and enter the competition here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/community

Overgate Hospice Heroes this Saturday October 1st at Illingworth Sports Club

 

Overgate Hospice Heroes invite you at Illingworth Sports and Social club

Saturday October 1st from 12 onwards

Come along for a family friendly fun day and enjoy a BBQ and Live Music along wtih many fun activities for the kids!

Your contribution wil  help raise vital funds for people living with life-limiting illnesses.

 

Venue : Illingworth Sports and Social Club, Keighley Rd, Halifax HX2 8HA

RSPCA calling all local detectives! Who dunnit?

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford Branch have a new and exciting ‘Whodunnit’ Mystery Tour taking place in Halifax.

The tour is a murder mystery trail taking in clues from around Halifax Town Centre that will finally reveal the answer to ‘whodunnit’.

The walk is accessible to all and can be done at your own pace. It may even introduce you to sights of Halifax you’ve not seen before!

Whodunnit packs are just £5 and available from the RSPCA Animal Centre on Wade Street, Halifax, the RSPCA Charity Shop in Brighouse or you can request a pack online via the website www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/who-dunnit-2022

 

Fay Gibbons, Digital Fundraiser, says “This is a unique event for us and what’s great is that you can take part whenever you like! It makes a great activity for the kids and who knows what interesting surprises you might discover along the way!

We hope that our local community will get involved by picking up a pack – it’s a wonderful way to have some fun whilst helping us raise vital funds for our Centre and the animals in our care.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. The local rehoming centre relies on public donations and the generosity of its local community to keep the doors of their animal centre open. The branch care for cats, dogs and small animals and have successfully rehomed 37 dogs, 81 cats and 27 small animals so far this year.

 

Have you booked your place on the CFFC Membership Event?

You’re invited to our relaunch event at Berties, Elland

on Wednesday 28th September 2022


Members and 
Non- Members are all warmly welcomed 

Wednesday 28th September
12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Berties, Brook Street
Elland, HX5 9AW

 

We are going through a lot of change at the moment. We have a new Prime Minister. We have a new King. There is uncertainty about the cost of living crisis and how it will effect us.

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who want to see Calderdale thrive and be a great place to live and work at our membership event. You will feel supported and I’m pretty sure will leave having had a great time.

You’re invited to the official launch of our membership club. This is a monthly networking event for like minded people who support CFFC so we can connect people who care with local causes that matter. There will be open networking and a buffet lunch provided.

We are planning on having monthly events and will choose locations throughout the borough.

Register your free place here

Things have changed a lot over the last few years. Everyone wants more bang for their buck when they spend money, and membership is no different. If you want to get your Return on Investment from being a member, we can help you with that. If you want to know what your membership is being spent on, we can help with that too. If you want to feel connected with your community and help Calderdale thrive, well we can help with that too.

Let’s cut to the chase, so how much will it cost you?

There are different levels of membership, you can choose the one that’s right for you:

Voluntary / Not for profit Organisations : £10 per year

Friend of the Foundation – Individuals or small businesses / sole traders: 

£120 annually or £10 per month.

Foundation Club Members : £600 annually or £50 per month

There are many benefits to being a CFFC Member, including:

  • Monthly networking events
  • Certificate of membership (which looks good in your reception or office)
  • Being part of a group of people who care about their community and want to be part of something bigger making a difference
  • Supporting the Foundation so we can give out grants and continue our role to connect people and create a positive impact in our community in the 5 areas we have as priorities
  • The opportunity to show your support for an issue you care about
  • Invited to our AGM
  • The opportunity to engage with the issues you care about and be connected with volunteering or fundraising opportunities
  • Logo to use on your website, email signature, and social media
  • Invite to social events
  • Receive our Annual Report
  • 1 to 1 meeting so we can connect and introduce you to people
  • Listed in our online directory

100% of every membership fee goes towards making grants for one of the priorities you choose.

Plus, if you are a Foundation Club Member or a Friend of the Foundation in the first year we will match fund your membership to double the amount going towards making grants. If you are a Foundation Club member, your membership fee is £600 so £1200 will go towards grants and if you are a Friend of the Foundation, your membership fee is £120 so £240 will go towards making grants.

If you would like to become a member now, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

It would be lovely to see you at the official relaunch and I hope you will be able to join us!

Register your free place here

August News from Healthy Minds!

” We hope you are keeping well and have had a nice summer!  We have so much to share with you about all the wonderful things happening at Healthy Minds.

Join us for Suicide Prevention Day this Saturday at Morrisons Elland, for our celebration of Recovery & Support in the Upper Valley on Saturday 25 Sept, or for our Marathon finish line party at Woolshops on Sunday 2 October. ”

Read newsletter here

 

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.

Download Poster as PDF

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!

Beaumont Bark! Local RSPCA hosts annual Bank Holiday Dog Show!

Local RSPCA back in Beaumont Park for Bank Holiday Dog Show! 

Entry is free but you can book on Skiddle

The Bank Holiday Monday brings Beaumont Barks back to Beaumont Park Huddersfield. The annual event is hosted by RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branch and Friends of Beaumont Park, with a 10 class fun dog show, stalls, live music and food. 

 

 The event, taking place on Monday 29th August, has fun for all the family with dog show classes including Posh Paws and Waggiest Tail, local trade stalls and live music in the bandstand. A perfect way to spend your Bank Holiday Monday! The activities start from 12pm – 4pm in the beautiful surroundings of Beaumont Park.

Lauren MooreFundraising Manager said “ We love working with the Friends of Beaumont Park to bring this fun family day out to Huddersfield! It’s a great way to spend your bank holiday, helping us raise vital funds for our Animal Centre whilst having fun with our local community and supporters!”

The event is free to attend and £2 to enter in the dog show classes. To find out more about Beaumont Barks please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/events

You can also find out more on Facebook and confirm your attendance by searching for ‘Beaumont Barks 2022’ in the events section.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. The local rehoming centre relies on public donations and the generosity of its local community to keep the doors of their animal centre open. The branch care for cats, dogs and small animals and have successfully rehomed 37 dogs, 81 cats and 27 small animals so far this year.