Walk with the Clarke Family and Their Dogs Starting From St. Augustine’s

You’re invited to join the Clarke family and their dogs on walks in 2019!

The Clarke family would like you to join them on their dog walks in the beautiful countryside close to Halifax.

All of the walks will be 2 hours or more with pick up at St. Augustine’s Centre. They will be a great way to keep fit and healthy, and to also help clear your mind.

Start the new year on the right foot! You will need warm clothes, good shoes, and lots of enthusiasm and energy!

Dates for January and February 2019:

  • Saturday 12 January – pick up from St. Augustine’s Centre at 12:00pm. Drop off at around 3pm
  • Sunday 20 January – pick up from St. Augustine’s Centre at 10:30am for a local 3 hour walk
  • Sunday 3 February – pick up at 10:30am for a 3 hour walk.

The maximum number of people will be 10. If you would like to go you must be ready and prompt for pick up.

Contact Nikki or Becky for more information.

Also, catch up on what’s happening at the Centre in January;

Sensory Play at St. Augustine’s

Looking for something to do with the kids? Join Grow Big at St. Augustine’s Centre on Tuesday 7 August, 11:15am-2:30pm.

Learn about the benefits of sensory play and join in the fun!

Christmas Concert at Halifax Town Hall

On 15 December at 7:00pm there will be a Christmas Concert fundraiser for the Mayor’s Charity, St. Augustine’s Centre featuring Breakaway Brass, Warley Road School Glee Club, St Hilda’s Church Choir and a Soloist.

Tickets £6, available from Halifax Town Hall.

For more information call 01422 393022 or visit www.staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk

Dance Your Socks Off to Start Refugee Week!

To start off Refugees Week 19 – 25 June St Augustine’s have organised a ‘Dance Your Socks Off’  kind of evening on Friday 16 June 19:30 – 23:00 at Pellon Social Club, Moor End Road, Halifax.

The fantastic Peace Works band will be playing at this Ceilidh in aid of St Augustine’s Centre! There will be food, a raffle, stalls as well as dancing and an all round fantastic atmosphere!
£8.00 adults, £5.00 concessions and £15.00 for families.

Tickets available on the door or from St Augustine’s by telephoning 01422 352492.

This event will kick start Refugee Week celebrations and will form part of The Great Get Together (More In Common)

Refugee Crisis FREE training – let’s get things clear!

Do you want to get to grips with the refugee crisis and the impact it’s having in Calderdale? Do you know the difference between an asylum seeker and refugee, what rights they have, and what barriers they face?

Find out on Monday 10 October – 1pm to 3pm
At St. Augustine’s Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

This free session will give an overview of events, explain terminology, look at case studies, and more importantly explain what is happening on our doorstep and explore how you and your organisation can get involved.

Call 01422 345174 or email sectorsupport@nbforum.org.uk to book a place.

Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Contribution to Sport and Play – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Jamie Johnson

A volunteer at St Augustines for just 7 months,  Jamie has already had a massive impact on things by running Job search and Gardening sessions as well as going above and beyond to start running football sessions off his own back which have been a huge success and a big hit with some service users.

Many of the Centre Users are enthusiastic football fans already and along with Jamie’s help at making them better at the game, they can all get together have a bit of fun every week.

Due to football having a universal appeal that seems to overcome any language and cultural barriers, the sessions provide a way for everyone to enjoy the same activity including Centre users who may not be fluent in English.

Jamie managed to get hold of some kits donated by Calderdale Community Coaching Trust as well as a generous donation from the Missions Group of St Andrew’s Church which helped to purchase suitable footwear.

Jamie really has made an outstanding contribution to St Augustines Centre and to the lives of centre users.

To find out about the work of St Augustines visit staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk

Volunteer Recruitment Fair at St Augustine’s Centre

In need of volunteers? Consider booking a stall at an upcoming volunteer recruitment fair where the target audience is clients of St Augustine’s.

Monday 6 June 2016 – 10am to 1pm
At St Augustines Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

If you feel you have suitable volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups of people from a variety of backgrounds, you are welcome to book a stall at this event.

To book, please email steveb@nbforum.org.uk confirming the name of your organisation; what opportunities you are seeking to fill and how many staff will be attending. Light refreshments will be provided.