The Community CPR Fund and Calderdale Council have teamed up to install 10 new defibrillators across the borough, to help increase the survival rate if someone has a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. They have been gifted to local organisations that support the Healthy Holidays programme.
Neil Davidson, Jess Heald (Calderdale Council’s Healthy Holidays Coordinator), Simon Ferris and Mark Sharp with one of the newly installed defibrillators.
As part of the scheme, run by the Council and the CFFC, the venues provide free activities and nutritious food during the school holidays, for pupils who are eligible for free school meals.
For more info, visit https://cffc.co.uk/new-defibrillators-to-help-save-lives-in-calderdale/
The Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme is back for the Summer! Free places are available at Summer holiday clubs across the Borough for children aged 5-16 eligible for benefits-related free school meals.
Bookings go LIVE on Friday 24th June Here:
Healthy Holidays Calderdale Summer 2022
More information on the Healthy Holidays Summer scheme (PDF)
Flavourfest, with the help of Healthy Holidays Calderdale, starts with an afternoon of outdoor fun at People’s Park, bringing you the opportunity to try out various sporty activities and enjoy a great day out at your local park!
Join us at People’s Park on Wednesday the 1st of June for an afternoon of fun for local children, young people and families.
You can try the Climbing Wall, Caving, Archery, Zorbing, Relay races, Squash, Penalty Shoot Out, Mini Olympics and more.
There will also be arts and crafts and face painting.
The event is free, open to everyone, just drop in.
Please Note : People’s Park with its ponds, nature area and playgrounds is open to everyone and people use it at their own risk. The park will be particularly busy on 1st June. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Please keep dogs on a lead and observe the dog control orders in place in this park.
Keep the kids entertained in the Spring holiday with fun activities and fed with healthy meals!
Download the information here
If you’re having difficulties registering online, visit your local Calderdale Library and they will support you in registering your children onto available activities.
Call: 01422 288001
Calderdale Council are launching the Healthy Holidays Calderdale 2022 applications process, working in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale.
Guidelines and supporting documents for interested applicants can be found here: https://cffc.co.uk/our-grants/
You can apply by clicking here: Healthy Holidays Calderdale 2022 Registration and the deadline for applications is Monday 28th February 5pm.
Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale have supported organisations to run Healthy Holiday schemes during the school holidays that provide lots of different activities for children to try and also offer healthy meals and snacks too.
During the December school holidays, children in Calderdale have been having so much fun trying new activities such as street surfing, canoeing, and learning how to build fires safely that they haven’t had the opportunity to try before, that it has got the attention of the Department for Education who fund the programme and they have made a video about it.
Steve Duncan, CEO of the Community Foundation for Calderdale said: “The people running these schemes work had to make sure that the activities are fun and engaging and it’s great that young people are improving their confidence and life skills too. We know that we like to have fun in Calderdale, and we’re pleased that our community stands out nationally for so many people enjoying taking part in the scheme.”
Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, added:
“We’re delighted with the success of the Healthy Holidays schemes in Calderdale, thanks to amazing teamwork from organisations across the borough and the support of local families. The summer programme alone provided 15,000 free activities in 43 venues. Once again, it’s great to see the joy that the winter scheme activities are bringing to children and young people, and now the whole country can also see the difference it’s making to so many families. These new experiences could open up a range of opportunities for young people in the future.”
Link to video:
Calderdale children have so much fun in school holidays, they are chosen to feature in a video by the Department for Education
This Winter, during the December school holidays, children and young people across Calderdale who are eligible for free school meals are getting the chance to access free holiday club places through our Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme.
The scheme provides enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school-aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. We are developing inclusive places as part of Healthy Holiday provision.
Visit Healthy Holidays for more information, contacting providers and booking your place
You can contact the team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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