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Commonwealth Calderdale Swimming Offer

Wednesday 27th July 2022

In celebration of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) has launched a campaign to inspire participation in physical activity for the benefits of body and mind.

At Active Calderdale, we recognise how moving makes us all stronger, which is why we’re pleased to work with Calderdale Council’s Sport Services to launch an exciting offer at our Brighouse Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre.

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Rastrick Around the World Challenge

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Following the recent launch of our Active Rastrick Partnership, we’re excited to announce a new challenge to help residents and workers in Rastrick to move more.

We’re encouraging and supporting the people of Rastrick to take part in the Rastrick Around the World Challenge.

The challenge will begin on 1st July 2022, and is open to anyone and everyone in the Rastrick area (yes, you!) so be sure to play your part for the community and join in the fun!

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Reflecting on the last six months of Active Calderdale: April 2022

Thursday 28th April 2022

Twice a year, Dr Alexandra Potts, our evaluation lead from Leeds Beckett University, reports back to Sport England on the learnings, progress, and challenges we have experienced over the previous six months in our bi-annual Process Evaluation Report.

This bi-annual milestone offers a point of reflection and an opportunity to help shape the next six months of Active Calderdale and the direction we take.

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Stepping into Spring with Hopeful Families

Friday 8th April 2022

Stepping into Spring walking group was created by a local mentor organisation, Hopeful Families. Hopeful Families is a flexible community programme designed to help participants overcome whatever challenges they face. Run by Pluss and community partners such as Halifax Opportunities Trust, it is joint funded by National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund, helping families manage the tough times and build a brighter future.

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St. Pol Striders: The story behind the women

Thursday 17th March 2022

By Jilly Walstow

My name is Jilly aka Mamma Strider. I set up a women’s running group in Hebden Bridge just over 4 years ago, I had a year where every ultra marathon I entered resulted in a 'Did Not Finish' (DNF) and I was left feeling despondent. I needed to do something - what if I couldn’t run anymore? Maybe encouraging others would be enough…

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Creating Opportunities through physical activity with St.Augustine's Centre

Tuesday 8th March 2022

Active Calderdale have partnered with St Augustine's Centre, Halifax to enable their members to be healthier, happier, and more integrated into community life in Calderdale through moving more and being active.

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  2. Evaluation