Africaniwa: She Chose to Challenge March 26

This Friday 26th March at 6pm, in celebration of IWD2021, Africaniwa is proud to present: She Chose to Challenge, a Photo Exhibition.

Marking International Women’s Day, we are reminded that a challenged world is an alert world. And at a time where recent events call us to challenge masculine violence and empower women to #reclaimthestreets, we might have pondered, ‘what would it look like to have a world where women lived free from the patriarchy?’.

Over 30 years ago, one woman chose to make this a reality for the women who live in Umoja, a village where only women and children live. Meet Rebecca Lolosoli as we hear her story and mission in founding Umoja and what life is like living without men.

This month in celebration of IWD2021, Africaniwa is proud to present She Chose to Challenge, a Photo Exhibition.

Click on the link to register for your free ticket. You will receive the zoom link on the day of the exhibition:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/she-chose-to-challenge-tickets-146039916321

Africaniwa are raising funds to help Umoja village after their main source of revenue, tourism, has been hampered by the pandemic. This will be used to buy basic provisions like food, chalk for classrooms and toys such as footballs for the children. Every little helps so please spare whatever you can give at PayPal to esenetekyerema@gmail.com. Thank you.

Want to become a life changer? Volunteer with Guide Dogs!

Are you experienced in teaching new behaviours? Do you feel you can dedicate 14 months to training a new puppy? Then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking for Puppy Raisers in Halifax, to join our Guide Dogs family! The role involves looking after a pup full time in your home for a year and helping to train the pup according to Guide Dogs standards. A perfect companion and new training project during these difficult times!

If you feel that this much fluffiness may be too much of a distraction but still want to give your support, we are also looking for fundraising help, including a Treasurer for the fundraising group.

For more information please email danielle.wilkin@guidedogs.org.uk.

Put your best paw forward this March and support local RSPCA animals in need!

Dave the dog from the Halifax RSPCA Animal Centre.

 

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch have an exciting challenge this March that encourages their supporters to get active, raise much needed funds and you can even receive a medal for your efforts!

The Best Paw Forward is a personal challenge that can be uniquely catered to your own abilities. You pick the distance you want to cover, the method you will use and go at your own pace – the only rule is you must complete it by 31st March.

Whether you walk, run, cycle or skate! Your challenge can help raise funds and awareness for the animals currently in the care of the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford Animal Centre.

Tish the German Shepherd from the Halifax RSPCA Animal Centre.

All participants have a full month to finish the challenge and it can be part of your daily exercise or a personal goal. The event is open to all ages and abilities, and entrants are encouraged to raise sponsorship from family and friends to help the local RSPCA care for the animals spending lockdown in their centre.

Community Fundraiser, Michelle King says ‘The Best Paw Forward is a great way to keep fit and get outdoors, especially now the weather is turning brighter! The flexibility of the event should hopefully make your goal more achievable – from running 30 miles if you’re ready for a big challenge or just 10 miles of walking the dog. Anyone who raises £20 or more in sponsorship will receive a special medal and a goodie bag for those with a canine companion! We hope you’ll take on the challenge and help support our lockdown animals this March”.

After a difficult 12 months, the local RSPCA branch hopes this event will help raise vital funds for their rescue centre and the animals in their care.

All funds raised from the challenge will directly benefit the local RSPCA rehoming centre and you can find out more/sign up via their website here https://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/best-paw-forward.

You can also email Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or call Michelle on 07908 478956 to for more information.

Billy (current Animal Centre dog) enjoying playtime and training with our resident Dog Trainer and Behaviourist Yeli Williams.

 

“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 charity rehomes around 500+ animals every year. 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.” 

EAT PIZZA & HELP ANIMALS In Need This Christmas with LIVIN’Italy & Local RSPCA!!!

Enjoy a delicious pizza this December and help to feed an RSPCA animal spending Christmas in shelter! 

This Christmas, Leeds-based Italian restaurant LIVIN’Italy are donating £1 from every single Margherita pizza sale to the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch.

The Restaurant hope that their Christmas campaign will help local animals in need find loving forever homes and of course, raise vital funds for the charity after what has been their hardest year due to the Pandemic.

The restaurant is still currently closed due to falling under West Yorkshire’s Tier 3 restrictions, however, the restaurant are offering a click and collect service so you can still enjoy a delicious restaurant quality Italian dinner at home or you can order their brand new ‘Twice Baked’ pizza’s online through ArrowFreshUK, simply place your brand order online, pop your pizza in the oven for a second time at home to enjoy a delicious treat! For every twice baked Margherita pizza ordered online LIVIN’Italy and ArrowFreshUK will donate 50p each to the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford to help support the charity and the animals spending Christmas in their care.

Pictured above: Zena the kitten, who lost an ear and her tail after being hit by a car before arriving in the care of the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch. 

 

Digital Fundraiser for the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch Fay Gibbons said “We’re so touched by LIVIN’Italy and ArrowFreshUK’s kindness to help fundraise and raise awareness for our Animal Centre this Christmas. It’s been an incredibly hard year for all local businesses and charities throughout the Pandemic, so we really hope that people will get behind this campaign and help brighten up Christmas for the animals currently looking for their forever homes this December. Every penny raised will go directly to the animals in our care just like Zena the kitten, who sadly lost her ear and tail after being hit by a car. We think it’s an amazing opportunity to support a local business and a local charity at the same time, plus, who doesn’t want to eat delicious Margherita pizza whilst knowing they’re helping cats, dogs and lots of small animals enjoy a magical Christmas as they await their forever homes!”

 

Pictured – the campaign will help brighten up Christmas for the charities current residents like Humphrey the cat and Tish the German Shepherd. 

If you’d like to support the campaign you can order your click and collect pizza by visiting https://livinitaly.com/ or head over to https://www.arrowfresh.co.uk/collections/livin-italy-pizza to get your half-baked pizza delivered to your door!

The local RSPCA branch rehabilitate and rehome over 500 animals every single year and rely solely on the generosity of their local community to help raise the funds needed in order to keep the doors of their animal centre open. Every penny raised will go directly towards caring for the animals in their care. This year, the branch are also running their annual Christmas Meal Appeal where supporters can donate the cost of a meal or treat to brighten up the festive period for their current residents! You can even select which individual animal you would like to buy a festive treat for here https://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/christmas-meal-appeal. Or text XMASMEAL to 70085 to donate £1 today.

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.  

Santa’s Christmas Rescue – Online Christmas Show from the Victoria Theatre

The Victoria Theatre has teamed up with their Pantomime production company, Imagine Theatre, to bring an online Santa show into the homes of families in the borough this Christmas.

Santa’s Christmas Rescue is a 35-minute live theatre show for children up to age 7 or those who are simply young at heart! It will be streamed from 10 December 2020 and for just £5 you can have unlimited views up until 3 January 2021.

The online streaming of Santa’s Christmas Rescue is a great opportunity for people to support their local theatre in such a difficult time for the industry and ensure live performances will be back once more next year.

There is also an option to purchase a ticket at £7.50, with the additional £2.50 going to Acting for Others, a charity supporting theatre professionals throughout the UK.

For more information and links to the download please visit: https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/santaschristmas-rescue and please share this message far and wide so that families with young children can still enjoy some live theatre in the safety and comfort of home this Christmas.

Noah’s ark need your feedback

Since the start of the pandemic in March, our money advice team have been running a food bank. We’ve delivered a unique service that has combined food parcels with ready-made frozen meals (almost 10,000 made to date) and money / debt advice, alongside budgeting support to enable people to manage their money effectively and not become dependent on food support.
The last few months have been very challenging for us and we couldn’t have done it without the commitment of our staff. Running a busy foodbank is not without financial cost though. We receive a small amount of funding from Calderdale Council which is being stopped due to the funding ending. Without this funding we won’t be able to cover the core costs of running our foodbank.
So, our question is, do you want us to continue with our foodbank?
To give feedback, please contact Noah’s Ark Centre:

Why I support Movember: Zain’s Story

Movember is one of the leading charities changing the faces of men’s health and addressing associated stigmas.

This year for Movember I am growing out my moustache. This is to raise the awareness and money for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Prostate Cancer and Testicular Cancer.

This year has been an unprecedented year and has impacted people in many ways. Men are not as likely to open up, talk about their feelings or seek help when they need to in normal circumstances. Therefore, I wish to raise at least £100 to help donate to some great projects as well as empower men to open up and take action. It is okay to be not okay and recognising this can impact your mental health and wellbeing. I would greatly appreciate any donations. Spread the word and Happy Movember!

Link to my profile: https://uk.movember.com/mospace/14403392?mc=40&utm_medium=share&utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=fundraise-mobile