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Calderdale Carers – Christmas Felicitations!

December 18 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Calderdale Carers special Christmas carer’s event will take place on December 18th

There will be lunch, music, carol singing plus much more to begin the festive season…

Carers, Cared for’s and Former Carers are all welcome to join us!

Booking Essential to book please call 01422 369101

Wednesday December 18th at St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge from 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Sector Support Calderdale launch event – what is resilience?



Try kurling – a free evening event and buffet!

Come and try it:


At Shay Stadium Supporters Bar

Wednesday 27th February 6pm – 9pm

Play * Bar open * Light Buffet



This event is organised by the Young at Heart Club

The Young at Heart Club meet every Thursday afternoon, 2 – 4 at The Shay – kurling, darts, dominoes, board games, refreshments and good company, plus a range of different special events and days out. All people over 50 are welcome.

Click here to download their programme for 2013

Secretary – Ann Skinner 01422 364755

Ukrainian New Year Celebrations

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

On Saturday 2 February.

Featuring The Black Sea Cossacks Dance Band and cabaret with the spectacular Orlyk Dancers. A Grand Buffet and prize raffle to follow.

Proceeds towards ongoing repairs and refurbishments at the Ukrainian Club.

Event times: 7pm

Admission: £15, concessions £8

Venue: Halifax Ukrainian Club

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FREE Healthy Cooking Classes

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

FREE Healthy Cooking Classes for adults with a learning disability organised by Luv2meetU, Incredible Edible and FiveFood. Funded by Health Lottery!
To book call Liz 07825 781695
We may limit number of sessions per person to 3 if popular

INCREDIBLE EDIBLE, Todmorden Central Methodist Church, Union Street, Todmorden, OL14 5AW
Fully accessible

  • 29th Jan 11-2pm
  • 26th Feb 11-2pm
  • 26th Mar 11-2pm
  • 30th Apr 11-2pm
  • 28th May 11-2pm

FIVEFOOD, Holmfield Mills Holdsworth Road Holmfield, Halifax HX3 6SN
* No accessible toilet

  • 30th Jan 4-7pm
  • 27th Feb 4-7pm
  • 27th Mar 4-7pm
  • 24th Apr 4-7pm
  • 29th May 4-7pm


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Pie and Peas and a Pint for only £4.00

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Come and cheer the Shaymen on with Pie and Peas and a Pint for only £4.00 or Pie Peas and a Soft Drink for only £3.00 – Served between 1.30pm and 2.45pm at the Shay Stadium Sports Bar – Buy your ticket from the bar.

FC Halifax Town play Dartford FC at 3pm on Saturday 26th January 2013 at the Shay in their bid to progress in the FA Trophy.

Why not make the day even more unforgettable with one of our other special packages.

• £45 Match Day Dinning Package which includes:- Match Day Ticket, Four Course Meal in the Banqueting Suite and Post Match Presentation

• Executive Box for the special price of £360 for TEN PEOPLE. Enjoy the luxury of your own dining area overlooking the pitch, pre-match soup and sandwiches served in the warm comfort of the Executive Box, television and your own seats on the balcony outside. Half time coffee and biscuits, post-match presentations in the Banqueting Suite with the players. A number of programmes and car parking spaces. (other meal options are available, please ask for details).

Mascot Package for 2 Adults & 1 Child includes Pre Match Lunch in the Banqueting Suite, reserved Seating in the East Stand, Match Day Programme & Team Sheet, Programme Acknowledgement, A FREE Replica Shirt, shorts and socks, Walk out with the two teams in playing kit, Half Time Tea/Coffee or soft drink, Post Match Presentation, Memento of the Day. All for only £119. For any additional child the cost is £60


In addition we also have a limited number of Associate Sponsors, Match Ball Sponsor and Celebration Packages available.

For more details or to book one of our special FA Trophy Packages please ring Nigel Walker on 07852 207622 or email nigelwalker@fchalifaxtown.com

Eid Mubarak to all our readers, especially those from GupShup

Don’t forget to come to Gupshup on Thursday 23rd August
10.00am Sue Edgely Gentle Exercise to Music
11.30am Healthy Eating, using produce from our allotment

New Horizons Café and Charity Shop

The New Horizons Café and Charity Shop at Wheatley Lane, Lee Mount   is open 10am to 2.30pm, Monday to Friday (click here for a map).

All day breakfasts, sandwiches and soup are available.

Activities happening during the week include:

  • Wednesday - The Craft Group 12 noon—2.30pm.
  • Thursday – Contact Point 11am—12 noon. PCSO Julie Cartwright is available to listen and will try to solve any commnuity issues that are brought to her attention.
  • Thursday - the Mothers’ Union meets the first Thursday of the month.

Having a summer clear out?

The charity shop will take any second hand toys, bedding, clothes, bric-a-brac. All proceeds go towards supporting Noah’s Ark counselling.

High Five’s strawberry cream tea in Pellon

High Five are hosting a fun day and cream tea on  August 18th (2-4pm) at St Columba’s Church hall, Sandbeds Road, Pellon, Halifax.

There will be various demonstrations of crafts, including card-making and painting, plus a delicious strawberry cream tea. Entertainment will be provided by the High Five Singers. Also a stall, with bric-a-brac, cakes and plants so any contributions will be very welcome.  If you attend any High Five activities these can be handed in at the groups you attend, or on the day itself.  There will be a charge of £2 for the strawberry cream tea.

Celebrate LA Group this afternoon!

Just a quick reminder – Illingworth’s LA Group are holding their launch party this afternoon (Friday 30th March), from 2pm at Illingworth Fire Station. Drop in any time between 2 and 5 for nibbles and a glass of fizz in the sunshine, and help this new Neighbourhood Scheme group celebrate all they’ve achieved together.

Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Nader Fekri, will be on hand from 3.30 to congratulate the group, and the committee will also be presented with a cheque from Calderdale Council.

Later today, members of the LA Group will go on to the North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards, where they have won the award for ‘services to the older generation’.

GupShup goes Creative – new programme of events for March – May

Illingworth’s LA Group – launch party!

Come and celebrate the launch of Illingworth and Bradshaw’s LA Group at their launch party on Friday 30th March from 2pm at Illingworth Fire Station. Call in for a glass of fizz (or juice!) and tasty nibbles any time between 2 and 5 and find out more about LA Group’s current programme and their exciting plans for the future, which includes bowls and computer classes among other things.

The Mayor of Calderdale Cllr Nader Fekri will be attending at 3pm, and the group will also be presented with a small grant from Calderdale Council.

But the fun doesn’t end there for LA Group – on the very same day they’ll also be attending the North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards, where they’ll pick up an award for ‘service to the older generation’. To find out more about the North halifax Neighbourhood Awards click here.

More exciting new activities for GupShup

High Five – one year and going strong!

High Five’s AGM – “an unmissable event” – is coming up on Saturday March 10th, 2-00 til 4-00. 

The Neighbourhood Schemes’ Beth Maiden will be speaking,  and there will be 40s-style entertainment from the High Five Singers. In High Five’s own words…

They will be Pellon’s answer to the Andrews Sisters. They are going to sing 40s songs and we have brothers as well as sisters. So, when you have hung out your washing on the Siegfried Line come along on the Chattanooga Choo Choo to hear our Nightingales sing in Highgate’s Square. 

All are welcome to come along and help High Five celebrate their first successful year of running independently!

Happy Christmas from the Crafty Club!

Illingworth’s Crafty Club wished everyone a very happy Christmas today as they celebrated with drinks and nibbles. We just had to share the lovely picture with you all!

The club is open throughout the festive season when many activities close, so if you fancy a cuppa, a laugh (and by the looks of it some lovely food) drop in – they meet every Wednesday, 10 til 12 at Illingworth Fire Station community room (round the back).

Open doors this Christmas

Of all the times of the year not to be on your own, Christmas is right up there.  There are plenty of examples of people and organisations opening their doors (and hearts) to those living on their own – but nowhere near enough.

To help combat that, national charity Abbeyfield is launching a nationwide campaign, Companionship at Christmas – a home-from-home alternative for older people wishing to spend the festive period with others. They are inviting members of local communities with elderly neighbours living alone, family members in need of respite support and those who plan to spend the Christmas period alone to get in touch with Abbeyfield.

They are offering overnight stays and Christmas lunches throughout the festive season (24th December – 4th January) across Abbeyfield houses nationally – totally free of charge.

Locally, Ing Royd, on Broomfield Avenue, Halifax (near the hospital) will be one of the properties serving lunches on Christmas day. If you know of someone who might benefit, get in touch by calling 0845 052 3553. Or visit www.abbeyfield.com/Pages/CompanionshipatChristmas.asp.

Crafty Club’s Christmas refuge!

Illingworth’s Crafty Club will be opening throughout the festive period, so if you’re at a loose end, feeling a bit lonely, or you’ve just had enough of Christmas, call in for nibbles, a cuppa and a laugh!
Not just crafts but book-swapping, hand massages and a really good natter, as well as knitting, cardmaking, crochet, patchwork, rug-making…whatever you fancy doing really. Br​ing your own or use the materials provided. Tea and coffee is available.
Wednesdays, 21st and 28th December, 10:00 – 12:00 (and every  Wednesday) at Illingworth Fire Station community room.

GupShup joins Beech Hill J&I school for a pre-Eid celebration

High Five FREE event at Mount Tabor

High Five
for over 50s in Pellon, Warley, Highroadwell Norton Tower and Wainstalls
at Mount Tabor Methodist Church
Mon Oct 24th 1-00 til 4-00
Fit for anything
Afternoon of gentle exercise
Including:-Indoor Kurling, Parachute play, gentle Zumba, Barn Dancing, Seated Exercise, lots more and a light bite
Free car parking
Come and join the fun

Calderdale Home Safety Forum event in Mytholmroyd

Are you safe in your home

Our next event will be at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Weds 19th October (from 10.00am to 2.00pm).
We’ve got around 18 organisations attending so far, including: Fire, Police and Ambulance services, Age UK, Pennine Housing, Falls Prevention Team, Calderdale Council’s Adaptation and Handyperson service, Upbeat, Calderdale Carers Project, Mental Health Team and many more. 
As usual, free admission and a hot drink will be available to all. We have a local Mother & Toddler group selling sandwiches + home made cakes and biscuits, at a small cost, to raise a little money for their group.
There is a very large car park immediately in front of the venue with ground level access, via the front entrance, to the main hall which we will be using.
There is already a lot of publicity work going on. In addition to a large advert of the front page of the local newspaper, we already have posters up in local shops and businesses + mentions on various local websiites. We have also managed to persuade the Calder Valley Club in Mytholmroyd to bring their regular Weds members along, in their mini bus, for morning coffee and a look around.
Judith Guy
Carer Development Worker + Chair of Calderdale Home Safety Forum
Calderdale Carers Project, Suite 3 Rimani House 12-14 Hall Street Halifax. HX1 5BD 
Telephone:  01422 369101