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Are you up for a challenge?

If you want to make a difference in Kirklees this January read on….. The Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge Information is a challenge to see how to reduce your food waste and see how much money can be saved. Click here for full details:- Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge information  

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Do you like fun?

Support young adults to get more out of life. More2do supports young adults with learning disabilities to try new and exciting activities on monthly weekends away. Here is a link to a page with a short film that shows what they get up to – would you like to be a helper on a weekend? …

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Get creative

Singing, making, mending and music. Enjoy singing? Like to help a new singing group get going? Singing with other people is fun, but it’s also good for your health. A group of people who are blind or have difficulty seeing would like to start a daytime singing group in Batley and they’d love some support. …

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Got any common sense?

Give regular support to young people or families You’ve got the skills to be a great mentor or support volunteer: it’s about listening, asking questions and offering your time. A little bit of guidance can go a long way for those that need it. And it’s so rewarding to see young people and families make …

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Help a local gardening project

Gardening and growing is good for everyone’s mental health You could help out at a community garden or park in your neighbourhood. Or at a hospice or residential home. Here are some ideas, but please contact us for more. Kenmore Care Home (run by Leonard Cheshire) – in Cleckheaton, needs a couple of volunteers to …

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Charity shops need you!

Get great skills at your local charity shop Teamwork, customer service and problem solving – just a few of the skills you can gain by helping out at a charity shop. Shifts start at half a day. Current vacancies include: 1. SENSE  (Huddersfield) Monday am/pm, and Thursday am/pm. Also at their shop in Dewsbury. 2. …

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Face to face advice in January

Let’s talk volunteering!    8 Jan – Chances to volunteer in HD8  9 Jan – Volunteering Kirklees – Huddersfield drop in 23 Jan – Oxfam Festival and Online Shop OPEN DAY IN BATLEY 25 Jan – National Coal Mining Museum Chances to volunteer in HD8  –  Mon 8 January  –  4-7pm Come for a chat and …

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Tasty ideas for leftovers

We’re working with the council and Sainsbury’s to  ‘Save Food Save Money’. Find out more here. Olivia, one of our volunteers, has put together these tips: What are the most commonly thrown out foods? Potatoes Bread Milk Bananas What can I do to save these ingredients from the bin? Uncooked Potato If your uncooked potatoes …

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Love your Garden/Home..

‘Love Your Garden’ with Alan Titchmarsh ( where deserving and inspirational people are treated to a full garden make over) are currently looking for individuals to be nominated for the show who would benefit. They are also accepting nominations for their sister show ‘Love Your Home and Garden’ which involves home and garden transformations. They …

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A place to make “good things happen”…

Hundreds of Syngenta employees got to find out about local community organisations at the sixth annual Syngenta Connecting Communities Event on 13 December. Syngenta asked 15 local charities to come and meet their employees. For the first time other like-minded businesses were also invited. This included HTFC, Social Progress, John Brierley’s, LPD Associates, Cummins, The …

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