From the start of May 2022 we revert to our pre-COVID arrangement of afternoon-only sessions (1.30-4pm). These run for two and a half hours – just as we did before COVID.
Our first afternoon-only cafes (1.30 – 4pm) of 2022 will start at Boothtown (4th May) and Sowerby Bridge (14th May).
We want to make the most of this extra half hour – so we’re asking all of our members what they’d like to do.
Boothtown Methodist Church
Halifax HX3 6LP
(use side entrance in Beverley Place)
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
£2 including refreshments
May 4 and 18
Jun 1 and 15
Jul 6 and 20
Aug 3 and 17
For more information call June on 01422 706 373 / 07920 549 131
For the Sowerby Bridge sessions, click here
We’ve been running morning and afternoon cafes (of 2 hours each) since September 2020. We began to do this because of legal (COVID) limits on the numbers we could have in the room and we’ve continued so as to optimise space between people. We’ve been able to continue to operate these “double” cafes for the past 18 months through the efforts and dedication of our wonderful volunteer team.
Whilst COVID certainly hasn’t gone away, we are confident that we can operate safely with larger numbers in a single session. Now that winter is over we’ll focus on ventilating the room to improve air flow (also using a Carbon Dioxide monitor to measure air quality during the cafe).
We’ll continue to sanitise tables and other surfaces. Hand-sanitiser will still be provided.
We have ended the requirement for people to wear masks – but people may, of course, choose to wear them.
Thanks to all our members and volunteers for staying with us through the trials and tribulations of the past two years.
Happy Days would like to invite you to their upcoming monthly events.
More details on each event as the time comes closer.
- Saturday 16th October – The 50 Mile Drop
- Thursday 21st October – Music Quiz
- Friday 12th November – Comedy Evening
- Friday 3rd December – Christmas Meal & Party Night
Event Details: We are hosting a full Comedy evening on Friday 12th November 2021, tickets are £15.00pp, all profits from the evening will go towards supporting Happy Days Homeless Charity.
FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER COMEDY @ ELLAND WMSC – RAISING FUNDS FOR HAPPY DAYS UK!
Happy Days are here for any issues surrounding homelessness.
They support people getting off the streets and securing accommodation through community and social enterprise.
Take a look at their summer edition news : https://youtu.be/baDaIcjUhVQ
Happy Days need your help. If you can provide them with toiletries and essentials it would help.
You can contact them here:
VAC is a local charity that provides a number of different services aimed at improving local lives. Over the recent months, VAC has developed a range of volunteering activities including the new mystery shopper project and support for the local organisation Weekend Care.
VAC has recently launched its newest pilot project called Molly and Bill; an acronym of ‘making our lives lively and being involved in local life’. The project is working with 5 Calderdale residential care homes and the Community Place at Calderdale Royal. VAC is partnering with the venues to provide an activity programme for their residents and guests. Creative and meaningful activities will be delivered across the venues by community groups, individuals and volunteers.
Liz North, co-ordinator for Molly and Bill, said
“We are really excited to be delivering this innovative project with our partners and are looking forward to working together to provide additional meaningful activities in the venues and also supporting residents to feel more connected to their local community. We are hoping this will be of real benefit to all involved.”
To make the project a success, VAC are currently recruiting volunteers who will support the activity provision, escort guests to community resources and provide one to one befriending.
In addition, VAC are also looking for organisations and individuals who have an interest in delivering creative, meaningful and healthy activities and be part of an extensive and exciting programme for residents and guests to access.
If you are interested in being involved please come and join us at one of our market stalls taking place throughout February:
- Todmorden market on the 9th February – 8.30am to 2pm
- Sowerby Bridge market on 14th February – 8.30am to 2pm
- Hebden Bridge market on the 16th February – 8.30am to 2pm
- Elland market on the 17th February – 8.30am to 12.30pm
- Halifax market on the 24th February – 8.30am to 2pm
Alternatively, if you can’t make one of the stalls please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01422 348777 for more information.
Molly and Bill is funded by Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Calderdale NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and the National Lottery.
Over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices.
Saturday 4 March 2017 – 1.15pm to 3.15pm
At Sowerby Bridge High School, Albert Rd, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2NW
Everything imaginable for your little ones including:
- Buggies & Travel Systems
- Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
- Home & Safety Equipment
- Baby Carriers & Harnesses
- Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots
- Growbags, Bed Guards
- Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment
- Highchair’s, Bumbos
- Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
- Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres
Join the event on Facebook for previews of sale items.
£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2 4 1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)
If you would like to make some money and declutter you can book a stall here
For further information please email email@example.com
Go along and bag yourself a bargain at the Sowerby Bridge Rotary Car Boot Sale on Sunday 11 September 2016
The Car Boot Sale will be held on Old Causeway in Sowerby Bridge (adjacent to The Moorings Car Park) and Shoppers are welcome to go along from 8am
Donate your artwork to a fundraising event for Healthy Minds Mental Health Charity taking place in October at The Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ
Art can be a way to express yourself and work through difficult emotions or experiences and this exhibition is to inspire people from all walks of life.
Artwork must be between 4x6in and 12×16.5in and can be donated by handing it in to Healthy Minds at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall Street between Tuesday 30 August and Friday 9 September – 10am to 3pm (Monday to Friday only)
For more information and to arrange handing in your artwork please call 07960 972685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get involved in a ‘Your Water Community Workshop’ with Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership to have your say and take action to create a healthy and wildlife rich water environment within the Aire and Calder.
Wednesday 27 April – From 7pm to 9pm
At St Pauls Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ
The aim of the workshop is to:
- Engage with interested parties and groups
- Put your local areas that need improvement on the map
- Find out how the partnership can help you
To secure a place at the workshop book online at www.aireandcalderpartnership.org