Staying Warm with Staying Well March 1st at Illingworth Methodist Church

Staying Well Calderdale is holding another Staying Warm with Staying Well event at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church on

Wednesday 1st March 2023 from 11.30am to 2.30pm

Come to our friendly community gathering, enjoy a warm drink and lunch, including a main and cake!

We will have guests from the following local organisations who will share useful advice around keeping yourself and your house warm, as well as providing other ways of supporting yourself during these difficult times.

Healthy Minds
Newground Together
Ageing Well Team (North PCN)
Social Prescribing Team (North PCN)
The Heat Team
Daisy Chain Café
Smart Move
Age UK/ Dementia Hub

We will share tips on keeping warm, healthy and save money in your home.

The event is free of charge, feel free to come along for some or all of it. No need to book, just drop in.

For more information contact Craig on Tel: 07759 364916 or

Illingworth Moor Methodist Church, Keighley Rd, Halifax HX2 9LL
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Music for a Winter Afternoon December 3rd

Highgate Methodist Church invite you to a charity fundraising concert at their Hall, in aid of the homeless of Calderdale.

‘Music for a Winter Afternoon’

Saturday, 3rd December 2022 at 2.00pm

With local performers including the church’s very own High Fiver choir, this promises to be a brilliant afternoon!

Hal Clarkson and the Forever Young Band
The Highgate High Fiver Singers
and guest soloist: Emily Taylor-Smith (Leeds Conservatoire)

Tickets available from Highgate Church, the Band and Singers; suggested
donation £3. Refreshments available.

All proceeds to Calderdale Smartmove — supporting the homeless and vulnerable across Calderdale

Highgate Methodist Church, Stretchgate Lane, Halifax, HX2 0EN

Dress Down Day Supporting Calderdale SmartMove

On Friday 15 February, the day after Valentine’s Day, 11 schools from around the borough will be taking part in a dress down day Smartmove are calling ‘Share Some Love’. They would love it if businesses and individuals around Calderdale would join in.

The aim of the initiative is to raise the awareness of the acute issue of homelessness. The objective is to support those either homeless or vulnerably housed across Calderdale, the most disadvantaged across our Borough.

Martin Moorman, Head Teacher of Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College is the mastermind behind this event. Martin had this to say: “I believe that collectively we could make a very strong local statement. Most importantly a great local cause benefits significantly for no real effort.”

“Through the most simple of actions, we can make a huge difference to the 180+ clients that SmartMove support in Calderdale. We can’t necessarily solve all their problems, but our communities can tell them that we care and ‘Share some love’ on the day after Valentine’s Day.”

Students will pay £1 for the privilege of no uniform and all proceeds will go to Calderdale SmartMove. We would love it if individuals within businesses and Calderdale would do the same.

Throughout the day on the 15th Feb we will be posting on social media using the hashtag #ShareSomeLove please feel free to join in on this hashtag. A great chance to talk with the local community and share your involvement in the cause.

Who’s already involved

Here’s a list of schools that are already participating in this amazing event:
• William Henry Smith
• Crossley Heath
• Calderdale College
• The Calderdale Pupil Referral Unit
• Ryburn Valley High School
• Copley Primary
• St Chads Primary
• Ripponden Junior and Infant
• Ravenscliffe High School
• Brighouse High
• Christ Church Pellon Primary

How this will help

Homelessness is an ever increasing issue and is openly visible to anyone walking down any city or town street. Calderdale SmartMove has an extensive track record of helping vulnerable groups across the borough with 96% of clients maintaining their tenancy.

SmartMove need to generate £100,000 over the next 12 months from charitable activities just to maintain and continue to support their existing work.

Here’s how your money helps:
• A £10 donation can buy a sleeping bag.
• A £10 donation can buy two pillows.
• A £20 donation can buy a toaster and kettle.
• A £35 donation can buy a microwave.
• A £400 donation can buy a bond for a 2 bedroom property.
• A £1,000 donation can buy 20 emergency starter packs including basic food, personal hygiene packs and the basics.
It would be amazing to get as many schools, businesses and individuals involved in this borough-wide event as possible. We want to share some love with as many people as possible! Thank you for your continued support of Calderdale SmartMove.

Get involved

If you require more information about this event please give us a call on 01422 361515 and ask for Dom Furby or Stuart Rumney or reply to this email and we’d be happy to assist with any questions or queries you may have.

If you would like to take part simply let your colleagues/friends know about the event, start posting on social media with the hashtag #ShareSomeLove and the day after donate your collection to Calderdale SmartMove using this link.

SmartMove Volunteer Engagement Event

Calderdale SmartMove is a registered charity assisting homeless and vulnerably housed people to access accommodation and skills.

Our volunteers come from many walks of life: Health workers, Waiters, Students, Job Seekers, Drivers, Sports Centre Workers, People who have been homeless, Retired people, ex Teachers and many more.

There are lots of ways you can get involved. Come on down to our volunteer event this New Year and find out how!

On Tuesday 8 January 2019 from 10am – 1pm at Halifax Fire Station, Skircoat Moor Rd, HX1 3JF Halifax, West Yorkshire

As a volunteer with SmartMove you will play a crucial role, adding enormous value to the services we are able to provide. Volunteer representation is encouraged at every level of the organisation.

Fat Cat Print Supporting SmartMove for the Homeless and Vulnerable

SmartMove Calderdale have teamed up with Fat Cat Print of Greetland to support homeless and vulnerably housed in Calderdale.

For every individual or company that buys a woolly hat between 1 January and 1 April 2018, plain or embroidered, Fat Cat Print will donate a warm hat and a warm pair of socks to a homeless or vulnerable person.

For further information call Fat Cat Print on 01422 378471 or email

Sleep Out to Help the Homeless this November

Calderdale Smartmove are again organising  Sleep Out to help the homeless on Friday 10 November 2017.

Anyone who has taken part in this event before will know what a fantastic and humbling experience this is. The last 2 years of this event have been a huge success and we invite you all to take part again.
Everyone is welcome as long as you’re above the age of 13. Take part as a group of friends, family, part of a business team building exercise or just come along on your own and join in.
Over the last 2 years we have had groups from across West Yorkshire take part including Bradford College social work students, MP’s, Councillors, businesses, schools, local council departments and many more.

The event is free to enter, all we ask is you do your best to raise as much as you can through sponsorship which can be done online or the good old fashioned paper method.

This event will involve Calderdale SmartMove staff, supporters and both Halifax Town FC and Halifax RLFC players and staff.

The aim is to sleep in one of the terraces of the Halifax Shay stadium for one night on 10-11 November to heighten awareness of the plight of homeless individuals, especially at this time of year and raise funds through sponsorship.

Leading up to this “Under One Roof” fundraiser,  each participant is being asked to raise £100 through sponsorship, but of course there is no upper limit, and then to spend the night in the famous stands, in the depths of November, with organisers hoping to raise a total of more than £10,000.

For anyone who attended last year, you will know to bring plenty of warm, waterproof clothing and preferably a waterproof sleeping bag or sleeping system if you intend to try to sleep, along with soup or similar in a flask.

No tents!

The event will be ultimately controlled by The Shay Stadium and their staff, followed by Craig George and overseen by their designated first aid representative.

Contact: for sponsorship and registration packs, or  please call Craig or Stuart at 01422 361515 or visit the Facebook page at or Twitter @caldersmartmove  #SleepOut2017

If you wish to donate to the Charity and help boost awareness, please use the Local Giving site

Smartmove would also like to say a huge thank you to Aquaspersions Limited who will support the event.

Sleep under the stars to help the homeless this November

Calderdale SmartMove is giving you the chance to sleep under the stars at the Shay Stadium with its Under 1 Roof event, helping support homeless and vulnerable people into safe and secure accommodation.

Get involved on Friday 11 November 2016

For more details of Under 1 Roof visit

If you’re interested in registering for this unique event please call Craig or Stuart on 01422 361515 or find Calderdale SmartMove on Facebook and Twitter

Sleep under the stars