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

10

Apr

10th April Halifax Town Hall
10:00 - 13:30

Parkinson's Awareness Event - Coffee morning at the Town Hall, to be opened by the Mayor of Calderdale at 10.30

We would like to thank Sue Hanson and all the staff (and all our volunteers) for making this day possible.

Cakes & Refreshments, Tombola & Raffle + a Cake Stall all in a wonderful building. Please bring a friend and call for a cuppa.

10 Apr 2019
Town Hall, HX1
01422 253368
Anne Rothera

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 Colin Alderson: 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

13

Sep

13th Sept Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
13 Sep 2019
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Becket

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

11

Oct

11th Oct Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
11 Oct 2019
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

12

Oct

12th Oct 49th Anniversary Meeting with Steve Brown (singer)
14:00 - 16:00
12 Oct 2019
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret/ Ian
November 2019

08

Nov

8th Nov Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
08 Nov 2019
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

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

06

Dec

6th Dec Conductive Education
09:00 - 16:00
06 Dec 2019
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

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

10

Jan

10th Jan Conductive Education
09:00 - 16:00
10 Jan 2020
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

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

07

Feb

7th Feb Conductive Education
09:00 - 16:00
07 Feb 2020
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

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
March 2020

06

Mar

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

03

Apr

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

01

May

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

05

Jun

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


Coach Trips for 2019


The Branch run subsidised Coach Trips for Members, with Parkinson’s, & their carers.
Tickets for members (with PD) and their carers are £15 this year.
Other members and guests are welcome, if seats are available, but the price is likely to be higher, to reflect the costs.


Wednesday 22nd May 2019 Coach Trip to the Hawes, via Skipton, Leaves Elim Church at 9.45am. Tickets include Fish & Chip lunch and Cake and a cuppa in Hawes, and are available from 9th March 2019.


Wednesday 11th September 2019 Coach Trip. Coach trip to Barton Grange Garden Centre. The coach leaves Elim Church at 9.45am to visit one of the country's largest garden centres. We will be calling en - route for a two course lunch at a local restaurant, arriving at the garden centre about 1.30pm We will be leaving for home at 4.30pm arriving Halifax around 6.30pm - traffic permitting. Tickets available from 8th June. 


Wednesday 13th November 2019 Coach Trip to Millstones, near Harrogate. The coach leaves Elim Church at 10.30am. A festive lunch & entertainment will be included. The coach will leave approx 4.30pm and arrive in Halifax approx. 6.00pm, depending on traffic. Tickets  will be available from September 2019.

Dance4Fun


This popular session of Dance for Parkinson's continues to run every Thursday from 10.30am, except for holidays (listed below in red) at Elim Church Hall. Come and join our friendly dance class. You will be warmly greeted with a smile, a hug and a cup of tea on arrival followed by a little time to say "Hello" to fellow participants. The dancing begins at 11am with some gentle seated stretches and exercises designed to relax the body and mind and prepare the class for some fun. We may then try something new and creative such as "Wheelchair Tango," a cheeky hand jive or a gentle partner dance. Natalie always encourages the class to share their own unique talents, so participants are offered the chance, if they wish, to share a song, a poem or a dance of their own choosing.
We finish at around 12 noon and ask for a contribution of £5.

Expect to move, play and have fun.



Holiday dates for 2019: (all dates subject to possible change)
March 14th, April 18th, April 25th, May 23rd, May 30th, June 6th,
July 18th, September 12th, September 26th, December 26th, and January 2nd 2020

'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,  who runs the Dance4Fun session for the Halifax branch, 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. 

Conductive Education


Conductive Education was started by Dr Andras Peto in 1945. The Peto Institute is in Budapest, Hungary and initially taught children who have cerebral palsy, and cannot control their bodies properly, to lead more independent lives by means of Conductive Education.
Adapted to suit people living with Parkinson's and other neurological problems, such as strokes, we are fortunate to have a very good *conductor who understands all things related to PD and due to having only 6 in a group adapts the sessions to suit people's individual needs.
Eszter Nagy, graduated from the International Peto Institute in Hungary, in 2013 and is based in the North East. She brings the Conductive Education to us, in Huddersfield, on a monthly basis.
Our regulars agree that"Monthy attendance helps you live and cope with Parkinson's more easily."

Unfortunately, there are currently no places available, but if you would like further information and to be placed on the "interested" list, please contact Phil Beckett on 01484 713035.

(* conductor: A teacher who teaches Conductive Education)

FOR THE JOY OF SINGING GROUP


From 8th July the group will meet at Elland Golf Club, on Mondays from 11am - 12.30 under the direction of Emma Baylin from Shared Harmony. to pay £10 per month by The cost per week is £250 per person. Anybody wanting more information,  please email eileen@parkinsonshalifax.org.uk 
or Telephone Eileen 01422 373566
 or Anne on 01422 253368
Please note: There is no meeting on the 12th, 19th or 26th August due to annual holidays. The next group meeting is on Monday 2nd September


A Pathway Through Parkinson’s


A Self-management programme for people with Parkinson’s, partners & carers is currently not available.
Please email selfmanagement@parkinsons.org.uk or call 020 7963 3924 for further details.