January 2020 Update

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After an eventful end of the year, with visits from Sport England and a funding submission, it was back to business as usual for Active Calderdale in January. Here are the highlights from January 2020:

A group of around 20 ladies wearing netball bibs and posing with a netball at the front

The Mixy Marchers take up walking netball

As part of our work to support institutions and organisations in North Halifax, we’ve been working with the Mixy Marchers, a ladies walking group in Mixenden. Recently, they’ve taken up walking netball as another fun way to get more active. You can read more about this on the Halifax North and East Blog.

A group of people standing in a circle inside Forest Cottage facilities chatting to sports minister Nigel Adams MP

The OSCA Foundation were visited by Our Sports Minister

Our Sports Development team have been working hard to support the OSCA Foundation to secure funding for improvements to their facilities. We’re proud to have supported them to raise the substantial amount needed to ensure that clubhouse facilities at Forest Cottage.

Sports Minister, Nigel Adams MP, was invited to see the plans for himself – and was very complimentary. You can read all about it on the OSCA Foundation website.

A shot from behind of staff members lunging at a conference.

Getting the word out to the Regeneration Team

During a series of networking events for the Regeneration team at Calderdale council, members of our workplaces team, with help from a local Tai Chi group, introduced staff to the benefits of being active at work.

A shot of two together housing mugs on a meeting table. One of the mugs has the together housing logo, the other reads "a groundbreaking company, building homes, communities and futures

We’re delighted to have met with Together Housing

As part of our efforts to locate new partners and stakeholders for the active strategy, we have a meeting with Together Housing. Discussions around utilising physical activity to add value to their youth and employment services were incredibly useful, and we’re excited to continue this relationship moving forward.

A shot of the CMBC design team watching a photoshoot unfold in People's Park,Halifax

Our “This is Active” campaign is taking shape

We were hard at work on our photo shoots for our upcoming campaign. A huge thank you to the Calderdale volunteers who agreed to be the stars of our campaign. We can’t wait to share it with you soon.

The unique hub team posing with their Marrakech Marathon banner.

Congratulations to Toyaba!

Finally, huge congratulations to Toyaba for completing the Marrakech Marathon! Representing Unique Hub, they raised £5000 to raise awareness for children’s mental health, abandoned babies & Orphan education at the Hospital of Hope & Orphanage.