Category Archives: Kindness

Calderdale landmarks, including Wainhouse Tower will light up this weekend to show support for Thank You Day on Sunday 4 July, acknowledging the efforts of every person who has made a difference and helped others throughout the pandemic. The idea behind the country’s first ever Thank You Day came from a grassroots campaign in local… read more … about Saying Thank You to Calderdale’s kind and resilient communities>>

Halifax Community Fridge

Wainhouse Tower in Halifax will light up orange from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 June to mark Calderdale’s support for national Refugee Week. Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers across the country, and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary. This year’s theme is ‘We Cannot Walk… read more … about Shining a light on the Valley of Sanctuary this Refugee Week>>

Wainhouse Tower

Calderdale Council is supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s annual Great British Spring Clean campaign and is working with community volunteers to support local clean up events. In the past 12 months, people have relied on the places close to home, like local parks, as somewhere to enjoy the outdoors, exercise and to play. Calderdale Council staff,… read more … about Supporting the Great British Spring Clean>>

Shaw Park clean up

Thank you! That’s Calderdale Council’s message to everyone involved in the massive team effort to fight COVID-19 across the borough. An army of organisations and individuals continue to do all they can to tackle the virus and keep each other safe. This includes the local key workers and businesses which have selflessly carried on working… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale’s COVID stars>>

Ghulam Mustafa

The amazing kindness and togetherness shown by people in Calderdale during the pandemic is being showcased in a major new national report. Faced with frequent flooding and COVID-19, Calderdale people have stayed resilient, come together and supported each other. Their community spirit, and the local investment to help people from different backgrounds to connect and… read more … about Calderdale’s kindness in national spotlight>>

Calderdale’s Never Hungry Again campaign has reached two major milestones, boosting the united mission to end child hunger in the borough for good. The married TV stars and comedians, Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont, who live in Mytholmroyd, have pledged their support for Calderdale’s anti-poverty work and are championing the campaign, not just to tackle… read more … about Celebrities back the new £100,000 Never Hungry Again fund>>

Meet the Richardsons

Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Calderdale Council is committed to supporting our most disadvantaged children and young people and ensuring they do not go hungry at half term.   “We are working with the Community Foundation for Calderdale and our fantastic voluntary and community sector to ensure that children who are eligible… read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council teams continue to adapt to new ways of working, to provide the best possible protection and support to each other and the entire community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Council staff are playing a vital role in helping local people, including the most vulnerable, alongside the amazing work of other organisations and volunteers. Thanks… read more … about Playing our part to protect Calderdale from COVID-19>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Wainhouse Tower in Halifax will join buildings across the UK and light up purple in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter is a global campaign challenging systematic and structural racism. People have come together across the world following the death of George Floyd in the… read more … about Wainhouse Tower lights up purple in solidarity with Black Lives Matter>>

Calderdale Council