Local RSPCA are on the lookout for Picture Perfect Pets!

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & DistrictBranch are once again hosting their annual ‘Picture Perfect Pet’ photo competition, with all entries being judged on ‘cuteness and all-around best image’.

Competition runs from January 6th to January 18th with results announced on January the 20th.

The digital competition can be entered online via Facebook or by emailing the local RSPCA rehoming centre. Entries cost just £2 and will feature 3 animal categories for Cats, Dogs and Other pets.

Ralfie the dog poses in an entry from 2021 

Fay Gibbons, Digital Fundraiser says “We’re starting the year with one of our favourite virtual events – our Picture Perfect Pet Photo Competition! It’s a really fun way of showing off how much our animal companions mean to us and who knows, you might even bag a Pets At Home gift voucher and a rosette in the post! The rules are simple, send us your cutest pet picture and all-around good photo – this means we’re looking for clear shots, nice backgrounds and adorable faces! Every entry will help to raise vital funds for the many cats, dogs and small animals who’re looking for forever homes here at the Centre, so get snapping and head to our website or Facebook to find out how to enter!”

The competition is open to every kind of pet, whether that’s a dog, cat, rabbit, reptile, horse or bird. Simply submit your photo by Tuesday January 18th at midday and you could be in with the chance of winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in either of the 3 Pet Categories. Winners will be announced on January 20th.

 


A previous first place winner – Niffle the ferret – with his 1st place rosette! 

For more information about the competition and the branch please visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/ppp2022/or www.facebook.com/events/215430877357159 .  

 “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.”  

Illingworth Morrisons support Mothershare community food bank

When next you visit your local Morrisons in Illingworth, or if you just happen to drop by, spend a minute on their Local Community Giving Tree Supporting Food Poverty with some remarkably novel baubles.

Each bauble represents a different donation amount.

Pick up a bauble of your chosen donation amount, then scan the barcode at the checkouts with your shopping.

Your generous donation will be passed on to Mothershare, our local community group food bank.

Walk with Lorraine for Yorkshire Air Ambulance on September 4th!

Loraine Greenwood was hit by a bus in Halifax town centre on January 2020. She was airlifted to Leeds with the help of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, where she received life saving treatment.

To thank Yorkshire Air Ambulance, who had landed into the Piece Hall in order to airlift her, Lorraine is organising a fundraising walk in their aid for her 80th birthday.

This walk is open to the public and you are invited to take part!

Set to go on Saturday the 4th of September, this 8 mile walk will begin from St Matthew’s Church in Northowram.

Event organisers are hoping to sell 100 tickets to members of the public.

Tickets for the walk cost £10 for adults, £5 for under 16s and £5 per dog. Included in the tickets are pie and peas at the church afterwards. The pie and pea meal can be pre-ordered for those not taking part on the walk for £5.

Closing date for the walk and pie and peas is 28th August 2021 and no further entries will be permitted on the day.

There will also be an opportunity to meet Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraisers at the walk to ask questions about the charity and learn all about their lifesaving work in the Halifax area.

It costs £12,000 a day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and in the air and the money raised will help greatly towards the vital funding of our service.”


Speaking of the incident, Loraine said: “I could have lost my leg or my life. I cannot thank the emergency services, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the doctors and nurses at the hospital enough for everything they have done for me. I’m so grateful that I have a life and I’ll do the best I can with it.”

Event organiser Linda McCormick, said: “Yorkshire Air Ambulance is such an important local charity, and they need all the support they can get to keep them flying across the region and saving lives. We’re looking forward to celebrating Loraine’s 80th birthday and raising vital funds for such a worthwhile cause.”


Read full article at the Halifax Courier:

Pensioner hit by bus in Halifax organises charity walk for Yorkshire Air Ambulance life savers

Read about the incident at Yorkshire Air Ambulance (warning: graphic description of injuries): Loraine Greenwood

5th International Women’s Day Celebrations 2020 -The WomenCentre

The WomenCentre invite you to the Northern Quarter in Huddersfield for an evening celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Come join us on this free event, including food, talk and a musical event showcasing local female talent, as well as an after party!

This is a charity event and all performers will be giving their time for free. There is no fee on the door but donations will be ecouraged & gratefully received. They will then proceed to the Huddersfield WomenCentre – a fabulous organisation that supports mental health wellbeing of women in Kirklees.

For the day schedule and list of acts, visit the Event’s Facebook page.

More Information on Facebook

Everyone is very welcome to join us for this special evening and we look forward to seeing you there!

Venue: Northern Quarter, 28 Wood Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DU

#ITSOKAYTOWALK London Challenge 2016

Show your support and donate to a great cause ‘London Challenge 2016’ which is raising money for #ANDYSMANCLUB in order to help open a club in every UK town and city and also raise awareness of the unbelievable work of Samaritans and Calm Zone.

A 194 mile walk from the Shay Stadium, Halifax to the Houses of Parliament in London will begin on Thursday 6 October in time to celebrate World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October.

Show your support by sharing, donating and spreading the word!

Please visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/andysmanclubitsokaytotalk if you would like to make a donation for this great cause no matter how big or small!

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Take a Midnight Walk for Overgate Hospice this weekend

Get involved with a 13 or 6 mile midnight walk and support Overgate Hospice this weekend.

Saturday 10 September 2016
Starting from North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax

For information on this or any other event please call 01422 387121, email fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk or register at mw.overgatehospice.org.uk

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