Crafty Ladies For Happy Days Charity

Although Covid 19 is preventing members of the Northowram Crafty Ladies activity group from meeting up they are still very busy knitting and sewing at home producing some fantastic items for the Happy Days homeless charity in Sowerby Bridge.

The crafty ladies do some great work and have raised thousands of pounds for charities across the area.

A big ‘Well done’ to Adela and the group.

Locala Community groups support fund open until October 12

Grants of up to £1500 to support community projects and groups in Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees are now available as Locala’s Community Fund is open for 2020.

Over recent years more than £60,000 has already been donated to a variety of community, not for profit and voluntary groups doing exciting and important work in their local area. These have included Scouts and Brownies, junior sports clubs and church groups as well as programmes supporting people dealing with issues such as dementia, social isolation, drug and alcohol misuse and disability, along with work to promote community cohesion and environmental programmes.

This year, the Fund is particularly interested in receiving applications from groups who focus on:

  • Reducing social isolation
  • Opportunities for young people
  • The local environment
  • Supporting carers

More details, including the eligibility criteria and online application form can be found on the Locala website here: https://www.locala.org.uk/get-involved/community-fund.

Application forms can also be sent by post, and any questions or further information can be requested from Hollie Scargill, Engagement Officer via membership@locala.org.uk

The deadline for applications to this year’s Locala Community Fund is 12th October 2020, at 5pm.

Support the Halifax Magpies endeavour for the IMAS Rugby tournament!

The Halifax Magpies are trying to raise money to help get them to the International Mixed abilities (IMAS) world tournament in Ireland 2021. It will be an amazing experience for all the lads.

The world cup will be held in Cork Ireland in June 2021.

As you can imagine it will not be cheap to get a fantastic and passionate group of lads from all backgrounds, able & disabled, so they have set up a Gofundme page to help with the fundraising.

Please support our GoFundMe campaign!

Any help would be amazing to show your support to our lads representing Halifax to the World!

If you would like more information on the Magpies please visit their facebook page Halifax Magpies Mixed Ability Rugby.

You can also find us here: https://www.halifaxrugby.com/teams/112904

From all of us at the Magpies THANK YOU.

Warley Far and Wide 2021 Calendar is out

The Warley Community Association annual Calendar for 2021 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.

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.

 

RSPCA presents The Super Smalls Show! September 26

LOCAL RSPCA TO HOST BRAND NEW SUPER SMALLS SHOW LIVE FROM THEIR ANIMAL CENTRE ON SEPTEMBER 26TH    

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch have been busy this year adapting their events online to bring them into supporters’ homes.

In July they hosted their popular annual K9 Party via a live streamed event, in August it was one for the feline fans with their Virtual Cat Show and this month it is the small animals turn as the local Branch introduce the Super Smalls Show.

 

This fun and interactive virtual show will celebrate the smaller animals in their Centre. Supporters of the local RSPCA rehoming centre can watch live from home and even take part in the show with 6 Ferret Fun Runs to bet on, along with entering photos of your Super Small animal into the photo competition from 10th – 24th September via their Facebook event page.

 

The RSPCA branch will host this special live streamed event from their Animal Centre on International Rabbit Day, Saturday 26th September at 2pm. The live show will include introductions to the small animals in their care, talks on how to care for smaller animals, a live raffle (with help from some of their guinea pig residents) and the fabulous main event feature of the Ferret Fun Runs! Supporters are encouraged to place a donated bet on which tunnel the ferrets will come out of to be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.

 

The Super Smalls Show hopes to shine a light on some of the smaller animals the RSPCA Branch have looking for homes.

Junior came into their care when he was found dumped in a park

 

Michelle King, Community & Events Fundraiser says “Our Animal Centre have an array of small animals looking for their forever homes and this event allows us to showcase some of these animals and raise awareness that it’s not just cats and dogs looking for their second chance of happiness. The event is also a chance to celebrate how much our small animal friends mean to us with the added bonus of interacting with our amazing supporters and raising precious funds for the animals in our care’’

 

The Super Smalls Show photo competition can be entered by uploading photos of your small animal to their ‘RSPCA Super Smalls Show’ on Facebook or by emailing your entry to: fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive an official RSPCA rosette delivered directly to their door; all funds raised from this event go towards supporting the care of the animals at the Wade Street Animal Centre based in Halifax.

 

To place a donated bet in the Ferret Fun Run, email Faygibbons@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or text 07538 114079 to request your betting form.

There are six races to choose from and each race winner will receive a fabulous gift voucher; prizes range from cinema vouchers to restaurant vouchers.

Entry for the photo competition is just £2 and bets on the Ferret Fun Run are £1. Both can be paid for via PayPal at Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or for alternative payments, please email Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

 

To find out more about the event, you can visit the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/343834800094394/ or find out more on the branch’s website www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk, where you can also find out information about the wonderful small animals who are currently available for adoption.

 

To support the branch through the current COVID19 crisis without entering the competition, you can donate to their #HelpUsHelpThem fundraiser by visiting: www.justgiving.com/campaign/helpushelpthem or text RSPCAHHB to 70085 to donate £1 from your mobile.

 

Curious Motion Needs You to Move the Calderdale Way!

This September, we’re taking part in Move the Calderdale Way – a new virtual team-based fundraising challenge from Active Calderdale, helping to make Calderdale the most active borough in the North!

As a team, we will aim to collectively dance, walk, run, cycle or move at least 50 miles; the equivalent distance of the actual Calderdale Way footpath that encircles the borough.

For every team member we have, Active Calderdale will donate £20 to Curious Motion!

We’re looking for 20 people to join our team!

This challenge is for everyone! It’s not about pushing you past your limits. Far from it. It is about harnessing team spirit through activity and creating a support network of Curious Motion supporters who are taking on this challenge to support our work. Read more on our website.

 

Did you know an average dance class involves…

  • 120 steps per minute…
  • that’s 5400 steps in 45 minutes…
  • and approximately 2.5 miles per person!

AMAZING!

It’s about working as a team to get to 50 miles, you can do whatever activity suits you and as much or as little as you like, every step counts!

 

By joining the team you can help us to…

  • Offer more of our wellbeing boxes to reach the most vulnerable people in our communities, tackling social isolation and loneliness.
  • Develop our online classes programme so we can continue to support our participants with their physical and mental health whilst keeping attendance costs low.
  • Help us with the launch of some NEW wellbeing resources, including an audio playlist and mini mindful videos for the Autumn, ensuring these are free for everyone.

 

You don’t need to fundraise yourself, just track your steps/distance through the month and help us get to 50 miles!

At the end of the challenge, all team members will receive a thank you present for taking part and moving the Calderdale way!

 

Join the Team!

 

Local RSPCA first ever Digital Cat Show for Cats in Urgent Need August 16

We’re about to launch our first-ever Virtual Cat Show which will help us to raise much-needed funds for the animals in our care, like Katie – a sweet 11-month-old cat who arrived with a terrible eye condition requiring surgery and ongoing care.

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch have been working hard over the last few months to provide fun, interactive online shows for their supporters and their pets. Their usual fundraising events were put on hold this year due to the COVID19 public gathering restrictions, but this August they will be celebrating all things feline by holding their first-ever RSPCA Virtual Cat Show!

Classes in the show include ‘Cutest Kitten’, ‘Best Rescue’ and ‘Cheekiest Cat’. The local RSPCA rehoming centre is encouraging supporters to get their cameras out and capture their cat and kitten photos now to be ready to place their Cat Show entries from August 1st to August 14thvia their Facebook event page. The branch will then host a special live-streamed event from their Animal Centre on Sunday 16th August.

The live show will include the Cat Show winner’s announcement and photos, a chance to meet the cats in their care plus rehoming stories, games, advice and more about our fabulous feline friends.

The Cat Show can be entered by uploading photos and videos of your cat to their ‘RSPCA Virtual Cat Show’ on Facebook or by emailing your entry to: fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk.

All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive an official RSPCA rosette delivered directly to their door, all funds raised from this event go towards supporting the care of the animals at the Wade Street Animal Centre in Halifax – particularly for cats like Katie.

Katie – 11 months old at RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford Branch – available for rehoming.

 Katie arrived at the RSPCA Animal Centre in a very sorry state with an extremely painful eye condition called Entropion. After immediate surgery, this lovely girl recovered well and is now pain-free, but unfortunately will most likely have scarring around her eyes for the rest of her life.

This doesn’t stop cuddly Katie from living life to the full though as not only does she have a cheeky side; she is also very loving and affectionate and has become a firm favourite with the Centre staff.

 

Digital Fundraiser – Fay Gibbons says “Online events like our Virtual Cat Show are a great way for us to keep in touch with our amazing supporters and their pets too – but it also really helps us continue our welfare work through this extremely difficult time by raising vital funds to help us care for the animals in our centre.

We’re looking forward to seeing lots of fabulous photos and video entries for this new event, and we really hope people enjoy taking part and watching the show as much as we will enjoy hosting it!”

 

Entry per class is just £2 and this can be paid via PayPal. To enter your feline friend and find out more about the event, you can visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/908224906297137/or find out more on the branches website www.rspahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk, where you can also find out information about Katie who is currently available for adoption.

 

To support the branch through the current COVID19 crisis without entering the competition, you can donate to their #HelpUsHelpThem fundraiser by visiting: www.justgiving.com/campaign/helpushelpthem or text RSPCAHHB to 70085 to donate £1 from your mobile.

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.  This year the branch has rehomed 67 dogs, 115 cats and 34 small animals. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.