Charity Golf Day Raises £12,000 for Community CPR Fund

Neil Davidson hosted a charity golf day at West End Golf Club in Halifax and raised £12,000 for his Community CPR Fund. Over 30 teams took part in the event which had a shotgun start in the morning and in the afternoon, and the overall winner won a Four Ball at Royal Lytham St Anne’s Golf Course.

Neil Davidson started campaigning and raising money to pay for training following his own cardiac arrest 5 years ago and his son Oliver who was visiting from Australia carried out CPR on him for 21 minutes at 3.00 am in the morning until the Paramedics arrived and used a defibrillator on him.

Since then, Neil has encouraged people to be CPR trained and be confident in using a defibrillator if the situation arises.

Teams had CPR Training on during the Community CPR Fund Golf Day

Neil Davidson explained, “The Golf Day wasn’t just about raising money for the Community CPR Fund, it was an opportunity to raise awareness and that’s why we had CPR training on the 15th hole. This was a bit of an unusual activity for a Golf Day, but 95% of people who have a cardiac arrest on a golf course don’t survive, so it was a very interactive and informative day.”

“I was particularly grateful to receive lots of local business support for sponsorship, and would like to extend my thanks to PiB Insurance who were the headline sponsor.”

Steve Duncan, CEO of The Community Foundation for Calderdale where the Community CPR Fund is held added, “One of the causes we support is to improve health and lifespan for people in Calderdale, and we are pleased that Neil has raised money that will now be spent on CPR training.”


Halifax Society for the Blind Christmas Fair 17th November

Our Christmas Fair takes place on Wednesday 17th November at The Maurice Jagger Centre from 2pm all welcome. Please spread the word and help make the event a success – see you there!
  • Knot Paper Scissors – Handmade Bespoke Gifts.
  • Sight Centre Stall – A selection of daily living aid products available.
  • Black Cat Hampers Stall – Gift Hampers, Yorkshire Treat Bags, Handmade Crackers, Liquorice and Fudge Hamper
  • And Much More!

MacIntyre Tea Party with Pennine Magpie

Pennine Magpie are hosting a MacIntyre Tea Party and everyone is welcome to join at the centre for some tea and cake with money raised from the cakes and drinks being donated to the MacIntyre Charity.

Saturday 25 June 2016 – 11am to 12.30pm
At Pennine Magpie, Unit 4A, Calderdale Business Pk, Club Lane, Halifax HX2 8DB

MacIntyre are a national charity providing support to people with learning disabilities for 50 years. Visit for further information.

Keep up to date with the Pennine Magpie Centre on Facebook

Charity Spanish Night at The Raggalds

Enjoy yourself at the Charity Spanish Night with flamenco, food and fun as well as stalls and an auction to raise money for Street Angels Magaluf and CNI Network.

On Friday 9 October 2015 – From 7pm to 10pm
At The Raggalds, Brighouse and Denholme Road, Queensbury, BD13 1NA

The cost is just £10 per person and you can get your tickets from or visit for further information.

Mayors Charity Hoedown at the Ukrainian Club

Enjoy yourself at the Charity Hoedown with entertainment by the ‘Last Chance Saloon band’ in aid of Halifax Parkinsons UK and the Calderdale Womenscentre with all raised funds being matched by Barclay’s bank.

On Saturday 19 September – from 7.30pm
Ukrainian club, Fairfield Ho/Queens Rd, Halifax, HX1 4LN – Directions

Tickets cost £15 which includes a steak pie and pea supper or vegetarian option also available.

Charity Race night at Halifax Boxing Club

race nightGo along to Halifax Boxing Club on Saturday 18 April 2015 for a charity race night complete with a pie and pea supper for just £8 per person.

The doors open at 6.30pm on the night and tickets can be purchased from Illingworth Fire Station, Halifax Boxing Club or by calling 07935 913927.

‘Inn the pursuit of Happiness’ fundraising event

Go along to the John Crossley bar on Friday 20 March 2015 for ‘Inn the pursuit of Happiness’.  An event to help raise vital funding for the Calderdale Inn Churches Winter Shelter and Happydays UK charity.

The event will take place from 7.30pm at the John Crossley Bar and tickets cost just £10 per person which includes food and 1 entry into a luxury raffle draw.

For further information or to book call 01422 399520 or email

Inn pusuit of Happiness poster