OSCA Christmas Fair and Tabletop Sale December 4th

Following last year’s successful tabletop and Christmas Fair, the OSCA Foundation will be holding this event once again at the Enderby Hall of Forest Cottage.

Sunday 4th December at Forest Cottage

Sellers: Set up from 8:30am
Buyers and general public: 9am

As always, there will be refreshments available from the bar at the hall and no doubt a couple of treat stalls available!

If you would like to book a table, please contact Neil on 07530874386. Tables cost £5.

 

OSCA foundation
Forest Cottage
Cousin Lane
Ovenden, HX2 8AD

Happy Thriftmas! December 10th at Forest Cottage

Come to a Christmas fair unlike any other you’ve ever been!

Saturday 10th December from 1pm to 4pm!

This event is the first and possibly one of its kind!

A family Fun Day with Tips and Tricks to save money and enjoy a Greener Christmas!

Free Event – bring an unwanted gift to ‘Swish’ if you wish!

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Thriftmas Poster Flyer Download (PDF)

This is a free community event where you can enjoy some festive fun, craft and
refreshments but with hints and tips on ways to save money whilst enjoying a greener
Christmas.

Christmas can be a stressful time, with the pressure to provide a magical experience for everyone. Even without the cost of living crisis, the festive season can put a strain on our budgets.

We’ve done the number crunching and put together our best tips for saving money without compromising on how you celebrate.

Come along to find ways to do things a bit differently with handmade gifts and decorations and tips to create new traditions that really make Christmas special.

There will also be local organisations to talk about the services and support they offer
to advise and assist local people.

Swishing!

Bring along any unwanted gifts, Christmas jumpers or other festive things for our
swishing table and swap them for something you could make better use of instead.

There will lots of ideas, hints and activities showing easy ways to reduce the environmental impact of Christmas while still maintaining those traditions we all know and love!

Venue: Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, HX2 8AD

There is a carpark available and the building is accessible on the ground floor.

For more information, please call 01422 392 767
or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

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!

Headliners:
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

Santa-Gram 2022 has launched! Get involved by December 2nd

Home Instead are accepting items to be included in the ‘Santa-grams’ until 2nd December. If your organisation, church or community group would like to receive Santa-grams, or if you are a school or organisation would like to get involved, contact Julie Ingham on 01422 292424 or email julie.ingham@homeinstead.co.uk

Home Instead Calderdale’s annual Santa-gram Christmas gifting scheme has launched to give older people something to smile about during the festive season and help alleviate loneliness.

Children’s Christmas Cards

The team at Home Instead Calderdale are working with seven primary schools across Halifax, Sowerby Bridge and Brighouse, one after-school club and two Calderdale knitting groups to make gifts. The children will be putting their creative talent to good use, designing Christmas cards and decorations and the older children will be writing letters to donate to older people across Calderdale.

 

 

Local community group, The Calder Quilters and the Knit & Natter Group at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Halifax were delighted to get involved in this year’s Christmas Santa-gram campaign, creating some much needed quilted blankets and knitted muffs for older people to help keep them warm this winter. Last year Home Instead received 1,452 Santa-grams and the team hopes to smash that record this year!

Quilts and Twiddle Muffs from Calder Quilters

Every year Home Instead receive many heart-warming comments from members of the elderly community on receiving their Santa-grams.  One such comment was: “Thank you so much for the Santa-gram I received just before Christmas. Being a pensioner living on my own with no family it brightened my day it means a lot to know that there are kind people out there who want to support ageing people in the community this winter. I hadn’t heard of Home Instead so who knows in the future you may be someone to turn to, if needed.”

Since starting the campaign two years ago during the COVID pandemic lockdown, Home Instead has delivered thousands of Santa-grams to members of the local community.

Commenting on the festive campaign, owner of Home Instead Calderdale Munaf Patel said, “A lot of older people in the community are missing out on the companionship, care, and love that many of us simply take for granted. We want to do something to help, and the campaign is a nice way to bring several different generations together.”

Calder Quilters meet fortnightly at The Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax and their Chairperson commented, “We heard about Home Instead’s Santa-gram Campaign and approached them to see how we might get involved.  As a result our members have been busy creating quilted lap blankets, backed with fleece to help elderly people stay warm this winter and a set of Twiddle Muffs which make great presents for people with dementia, who find it comforting to keep their hands and fingers occupied.”

Margaret Caulfield of the Knit & Natter Group at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, said, “Given the worrying Cost of Living Crisis, we wanted to do something to help some of the people who will be worrying about their heating costs this winter.  We welcomed the chance to get involved with Home Instead’s Santa-gram campaign and our members have been busy creating warm blankets and muffs for the elderly.”

Home Instead are accepting items to be included in the ‘Santa-grams’ until 2nd December. If your organisation, church or community group would like to receive Santa-grams, or if you are a school or organisation would like to get involved, contact Julie Ingham on 01422 292424 or email julie.ingham@homeinstead.co.uk

Crossley Heath PTA Winter Fayre December 3rd

Crossley Heath Grammar school Parents and Teachers Association invite you to their Winter Fayre,  featuring a Christmas Market with stalls run by the school and parents of the students.

Saturday 3rd of December

at Crossley Heath Campus

from 10.30am to 2.30pm

 

Experience the festive mood and get into the holiday spirit among stalls, refreshments and good cheer!

Hope to see you there!

Crossley Heath School
Skircoat Moor Rd, Halifax HX3 0HG

Paws for a cause with the local RSPCA and the Upper George Hotel November 26

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch are looking forward to their Paws for a Cause event with the Upper George Hotel & Pub in Halifax (HX1 1TT) this Saturday 26th November from 12-4pm.

Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager said “We’ve got lots of canine-themed fun planned for the day, including a mini fun dog show, doggy artwork sessions, pass the paw-cel and more!

We’re really happy our friends at the Upper George Hotel are supporting us as we approach the festive season.

All funds raised will directly help our Animal Centre on Wade Street, so we really hope you and your four-legged friends can join us!”

Find out more about the event visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or head to the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1171369803798206/

So far this year, the branch has successfully found homes for 79 dogs, 179 cats and 48 small animals.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. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.”

Celebrate Warley Christmas Lights switch on December 3rd

The switch on of the lights of the Warley Christmas Tree will take place on the 3rd December and starts at 3.00pm when Father Christmas will be in his Grotto at the back of The Maypole.

To celebrate there will be Tombola, free mulled wine with mince pies, Christmas cake or Ginger bread men.

The lights will be switched on at 4.00pm and the event will finish at 4.30pm.

Come share some festive cheer with us! Everyone welcome, we would love to see you there!