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This Year Events

Latest events for year 2020
February 2020

26

Feb

26th Feb Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
26 Feb 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
March 2020

06

Mar

6th March Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
06 Mar 2020
Mission Hall Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

14

Mar

14th March Landlubbers
14:00 - 16:00

Singing Group

14 Mar 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

25

Mar

25th March Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
25 Mar 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
April 2020

03

Apr

3rd April Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
03 Apr 2020
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

11

Apr

11th April Guide Dogs for the Blind
14:00 - 16:00

Speaker

11 Apr 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

15

Apr

15th April Coffee Morning & Awareness
10:30 - 13:30
15 Apr 2020
Town Hall, Halifax
01422 253368
Anne Rothera

29

Apr

29th April Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
29 Apr 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
May 2020

01

May

1st May Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
01 May 2020
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

09

May

9th May John Wilson
14:00 - 16:00

Singer & Keyboard Player

09 May 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

13

May

13th May Coach Trip Nottingham River Cruise
09:45 - 19:00

Nottingham River Cruise (with lunch).

Seats are prioritised for those affected by Parkinson's.
Tickets will be on sale from 14th March priced at £15 for members with PD and their carers.
Other members may have to pay more and may not be able to book immediately. 

13 May 2020
Meet at Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

27

May

27th May Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
27 May 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
June 2020

05

Jun

5th June Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
05 Jun 2020
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

13

Jun

13th June Speaker: Denise Adlard
14:00 - 16:00

Amusing talk on her life as a nurse

13 Jun 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

24

Jun

24th June Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
24 Jun 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough

26

Jun

26th June Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
26 Jun 2020
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett
July 2020

11

Jul

11th July Summer Fayre
14:00 - 16:00

Please contact Anne Rothera or Eileen Kenny for more details. Details on the "contact us page"

11 Jul 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

29

Jul

29th July Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
29 Jul 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
August 2020

08

Aug

August There is NO MEETING
14:00 - 16:00

There is no meeting at Elim Church on in August

08 Aug 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

26

Aug

26th Aug Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
26 Aug 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
September 2020

12

Sep

12th Sept Singer: Steve Brown
14:00 - 16:00

Guitarist & Singer

12 Sep 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

16

Sep

16th Sept Coach Trip Scarborough Fair
09:45 - 19:00

Scarborough Fair, with Fish & Chip Lunch.

Seats are prioritised for those affected by Parkinson's.
Tickets will be on sale from 9th May priced at £15 for members with PD and their carers.
Other members may have to pay more and may not be able to book immediately.

 

16 Sep 2020
Meet at Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

30

Sep

30th Sept Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
30 Sep 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
October 2020

10

Oct

10th Oct 50th Anniversary
14:00 - 16:30

We celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

Karen & Sue will prepare a superb afternoon tea and we have secured The Nightingales to entertain you.

The meeting will be extended till 4.30pm due to an intended visit by Chief Exec from PUK, Steve Ford, and to give you chance to enjoy the afternoon tea.

 

 

The first meeting of the Halifax Branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society took place in October 1970.

If you would like to know more it is on our website .......... go to "About"..... then "Our History" 

10 Oct 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

28

Oct

28th Oct Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
28 Oct 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough

31

Oct

31st Oct A Night with Elvis
20:00 - 23:00

Tickets go sale from 1st July

Priced at £15 each to include Pie & Pea Supper

All funds to Parkinson's UK Halifax

31 Oct 2020
Elland Cricket club
01422 256521
Ian Barraclough
November 2020

14

Nov

14th Nov Speaker: Trish
14:00 - 16:00

Amusing tales from past school days

14 Nov 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

18

Nov

18th Nov Coach Trip & Festive Lunch
09:45 - 19:45

By popular demand

Ryecroft Hall, Hambleton, Blackpool
(Formerly The Bourne Poacher)


Seats are prioritised for those affected by Parkinson's.
Tickets will be on sale from 12th September priced at £15 for members with PD and their carers.
Other members may have to pay more and may not be able to book immediately.

18 Nov 2020
Meet at Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert
December 2020

05

Dec

5th Dec Festive Lunch
13:00 - 17:00

Please note the timings for this Festive Lunch
1pm - 5pm 

 

Tickets are on sale from 12th September priced at £10 each

05 Dec 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

30

Dec

Dec 2020 Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

THERE IS NO MEETING HELD IN DECEMBER

30 Dec 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422 256521
Ian Barraclough
January 2020

09

Jan

9th Jan 2021 To be confirmed
14:00 - 16:00

To be confirmed 

09 Jan 2021
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

27

Jan

Jan 2021 Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
27 Jan 2021
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422 256521
Ian Barraclough
February 2021

13

Feb

13th Feb 2021 Annual General Meeting
14:00 - 16:00

 

 

13 Feb 2021
Elim Church
01422 373566
Eileen Kenny (Branch Secretary)

13

Feb

13th Feb Our 50th Annual General Meeting
14:00 - 16:00
13 Feb 2021
Elim Church
01422 373566
Eileen Kenny (Branch Secretary)

24

Feb

24th Feb 2021 Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

 

 

24 Feb 2021
Sainsbury's 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert
March 2021

31

Mar

29th Jan Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
31 Mar 2021
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough




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