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Activating the Community

Friday 3rd February 2023

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."

Margaret J Wheatley

This was no more evident than in the recently completed Rastrick Around The World Community Challenge. The challenge provided an opportunity for organisations to really prioritize physical activity, in line with Active Calderdale's approach.

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Spotlight - Unity Street

Thursday 15th December 2022

Being active isn't the end goal, it's the means to a more profound end. 

Never more evident than in the case of Unity Street in Calderdale. Unity Street offers a home to some of our most marginalised and stigmatised members of the Calderdale community.  

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Rastrick Pole-To-Pole Challenge

Thursday 8th December 2022

Week 8 Update - The 8-week battle saw a closer finish than expected, however, Team North have just edged home in dramatic fashion! Commiserations to Team South who battled hard throughout.

Weekly totals of 5,736,255 steps/2,868 miles from Team North and 4,795,838 steps/2,397 miles from Team South mean that Team North overturned their deficit from week 7 to surge into a winning lead!

Total Distance Travelled:

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Designing a Winter Challenge in Rastrick

Thursday 8th December 2022

Following the success of this summer’s Rastrick Around the World Challenge, Active Calderdale, alongside local residents and organisations in Rastrick, are co-designing a new winter challenge. Following two partnership meetings to gather insights and design the challenge, we can now confirm this will be a Pole-to-Pole challenge involving two separate teams.

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5-A-Side Flourishes @ The Basement Project

Thursday 27th October 2022

The Basement Project, with bases in Halifax and Todmorden, has become a vital lifeline for many people struggling with addiction across Calderdale. They aim to offer support and inspiration for all those suffering from the problems caused by substance misuse and indeed, all their staff have at some point been touched by addiction issues.

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Rastrick Around the World Challenge

Thursday 8th September 2022

They've done it!! Our Rastrick Challengers have put in an amazing effort over the last two months, completing over 35 million steps and travelling the equivalent of 17,903 miles around the globe!

Now the challenge is complete, it would be great to hear your thoughts and feedback, and we are asking all participants to complete the survey below. Completing this survey will help us understand the impact of the challenge and where we could improve to make our next challenge bigger and better!

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