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This Year Events

Latest events for year 2019
January 2019

11

Jan

11th Jan Conductive Education
09:30 - 15:00
11 Jan 2019
The Mission, Huddersfield
Phil Beckett

12

Jan

12th Jan Pub Signs by Michael Astrop
14:00 - 16:00
12 Jan 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert / Ian
February 2019

08

Feb

8th Feb Conductive Education
09:30 - 15:00
08 Feb 2019
The Mission, Huddersfield
Phil Beckett

09

Feb

9th Feb AGM
14:00 - 16:00
09 Feb 2019
Elim Church
Eileen Kenny
March 2019

08

Mar

8th March Conductive Education
09:30 - 15:00
08 Mar 2019
The Mission, Huddersfield
Phil Beckett

09

Mar

9th March Julie Dee (Singer)
14:00 - 16:00
09 Mar 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret / Ian
April 2019

05

Apr

5th April Conductive Education
09:30 - 15:00
05 Apr 2019
The Mission, Huddersfield
Phil Beckett

13

Apr

13th April Landlubbers, Singing Group
14:00 - 16:00
13 Apr 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret /Ian
May 2019

03

May

3rd May Conductive Education
09:30 - 15:00
03 May 2019
The Mission, Huddersfield
Phil Beckett

11

May

11th May Speaker: Buckingham Palace Guest + Cake Maker
14:00 - 16:00
11 May 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret / Ian

22

May

22nd May Coach Trip via Skipton, to Hawes
09:45 - 19:00

Includes Fish n’ Chip Lunch in Skipton,

an hour's shopping in Watershed Mills, Settle

+ A Cake and a Cuppa in Hawes

(Tickets available from 9th March)

22 May 2019
Hawes
01422 256347
Margaret/ Ian
June 2019

07

Jun

7th June Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
07 Jun 2019
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

08

Jun

8th June Ann Tonks (Singer)
14:00 - 16:00
08 Jun 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret/ Ian
July 2019

12

Jul

12th July Conductive Education
09:30 - 15:00
12 Jul 2019
The Mission, Huddersfield
Phil Beckett

13

Jul

13th July Summer Fayre
14:00 - 16:00
13 Jul 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret/ Ian
August 2019

10

Aug

10th Aug NO MEETING
00:00 - 00:00
10 Aug 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret/Ian
September 2019

11

Sep

11th Sept Coach Trip to Barton Grange
09:45 - 19:00
11 Sep 2019
Barton Grange Garden Centre
01422 256347
Margaret / Ian

14

Sep

14th Sept Roger Pollard - Bell ringing
14:00 - 16:00
14 Sep 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret/Ian

28

Sep

28th Sept The Shay Dinner & Comedy Night
19:00 - 23:00

The Shay Dinner &

Comedy Night

M/C: Pete Emmett & Comedian: Josh Daniels

28 Sep 2019
The Shay
07977 565311‬
Martin Uttley /Ian
October 2019

12

Oct

12th Oct 49th Anniversary Meeting
14:00 - 16:00
12 Oct 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret/ Ian
November 2019

09

Nov

9th Nov Lynn Lord, Amusing poem recitals
14:00 - 16:00
09 Nov 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret/ Ian

13

Nov

13th Nov Coach Trip to Millstones
10:00 - 20:00

Lunch & Entertainment

(Tickets available from 14th September)

13 Nov 2019
Millstones
01422 256347
Margaret / Ian
December 2019

07

Dec

7th Dec Elim Church Festive Lunch with Julie Dee (Singer)
13:00 - 17:00

Elim Church Festive Lunch

1pm – 5pm with Julie Dee (Singer)

(Tickets available from 14th September)

07 Dec 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret / Ian
January 2020

11

Jan

11th Jan Michael Astrop (speaker) Subject to be decided
14:00 - 16:00
11 Jan 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert
February 2020

08

Feb

8th Feb Annual General Meeting
14:00 - 16:00

More details from Margaret Lambert (Events co-ordinator) 01422 256347

or Ian Barraclough 01422 256521

08 Feb 2020
Elim Church




Coach Trips for 2019

The Branch run subsidised Coach Trips for Members, with Parkinson’s, & their carers. Other members and guests are welcome if seats are available, but not always at the same cost.  Guests seats are available, dependant on availability, but are likely to cost more.


Wednesday 22nd May 2019 Coach Trip to the Hawes, via Skipton, Leaves Elim Church at 9.45am. Tickets are £15 per member (with pd or carer) includes Fish & Chip lunch and Cake and a cuppa in Hawes.
Tickets are available from 9th March 2019

Dance4Fun

This popular session of Dance for Parkinson's continues to run every Thursday except for holidays (listed below) at Elim Church Hall. 
You are welcome to join them at 10.30pm for cup of tea and a chat. 
The class starts at 11am prompt and finishes at around 12 noon 
Bring a friend if you like, and remember, no previous dance experience required! 
Expect to move, play and have fun. 
Led by community dance practitioner Natalie Speake. Contact Natalie: 07723 452673 
 

'When I Dance' Written by Eileen Kenny 
In December 2016, Parkinson’s UK held a National dance competition, entitled: ‘When I Dance.’ 
There were different categories to enter and Natalie Speake, our own dance tutor from the Halifax branch (who runs the Dance4Fun session) decided to enter Valerie Harrison, in the Solo section.
Can you imagine the euphoria at the dance class where it was announced that Valerie’s dance had been shortlisted to the final three? We would have to wait a few days for the result…............. But it came and YES, Valerie’s Dance had indeed won the competition!
A few words from Valerie… 
"I've had all day to think about the results of the competition and I keep coming back to the fact that it's a wonderful thing to be able to promote what can be achieved regardless of physical disabilities. The group has shown me that it is okay to be sad, to cry if you want to and let emotions out if that's what you want to do. I feel blessed to have discovered you all and very grateful for the acceptance, friendship and understanding that Bruce and I have experienced. If there is any way we can help or promote the work of the Thursday group, we will, as I would like to see others in my position benefit.” 
…and a few words from Natalie... 
"It was a real affirmation of the hard work and determination that goes into the running of a dance class for people with Parkinson's and how beneficial dance can be for people of all ages and abilities. 
I've been asked by the director of the Parkinson's Dance Network UK to lead a workshop in April for other dance artists and group facilitators with two other dance artists. The national recognition for my teaching is wonderful and exciting.” 
Part of Valerie's prize is to spend time in London with the amazing judges who loved Valerie and the film so much ... 
Anyone wishing to see the film can do so here, https://vimeo.com/193078666 
Dance4Fun is held at Elim Pentecostal Church, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY, on Thursdays from 10.30am (for refreshments and chatter) 
Dance begins at 11.00am until 12 noon