Volunteering in Kirkheaton

There are numerous opportunities to share your skills and learn new ones by volunteering in Kirkheaton – cafe, library, gardening are just a few of them. Volunteer for just an occasional hour or more regularly. You will get to know more of your fellow Yettoners as well as getting the satisfaction of knowing you are helping others.

Contact info@yettontogether.org for more information about volunteering in the area
Photographs copyright Alan Kitson

Some of our cafe volunteers – Mary, Pauline and Marjorie. They, and other cafe volunteers, raised over £2400 last year to help towards keeping the library and CC open

Liz, one of our library volunteers

The library is run by a band of about 15 volunteers who are supported by 5 hours of Kirklees staff time.

Barry Sheerman’s visit to Kirkheaton CC

Barry Sheerman visited Kirkheaton community centre recently to meet residents and find out more of the role of the centre in the community.

£1000 grant towards Community Centre refurbishment.

Recently a cheque for £1,000 was presented by Duncan Hague, the Worshipful Master of The Lodge of Peace at Meltham to Yetton Together to help fund the refurbishment of the kitchen and installation of new toilets at the Community Centre.
The cheque was one  of many distributed to good causes from the West Riding Provincial Grand Masters Fund.
 

Trish Mellor & Lorna Idle receiving the cheque from Duncan Hague.

 

Vandals strike again at Community Centre

Vandals have trashed our daffodils (in full bloom) from our flower containers and thrown them at the building door and window, making a huge mess.  This is criminal damage which has been reported to West Yorkshire police.  If anyone has information that might lead to the identification of the culprits, please contact Bev on 07708 999 728 so any information can be reported under the police crime number.

Time for a Cuppa – Raised £700 for Dementia UK

Congratulations to Jean Broscombe who hosted ‘Time for a Cuppa’ event at Kirkheaton Community Centre on Friday afternoon 3 March.  Jean’s husband was diagnosed with dementia 6 years ago and during this time, she was fortunate in getting help from the Admiral Nurses. So Jean recruited some of her friends to help put on the event.  It was very well supported, where people gave donations for a cuppa and cake. Jean managed to raise the staggering amount of £700 in just two hours (which will be match funded and most of it gift aided) – WOW

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Quilting and stitching craft sessions

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The group meets in the Community Centre every Saturday morning at 10:30 am until 12:30. The Quilting workshops are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. All welcome.

Knitting for Samos

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Some of the many colourful blankets and jumpers knitted by the group.

Over the last three years the Knit n Natter group based at Kirkheaton Community Centre, has been sending parcels of colourful knitted blankets and children’s jumpers etc to the island of Samos in Greece. Samos is in the front line of receiving desperate refugees fleeing from the ravages of war in Syria, who arrive with little more than what they stand up in.

The parcels have been eagerly anticipated.
As one British helper reports, ‘The parcels always seem to come when we most need them – I recall one of their first packages came on the day when we were searching for blankets and warm clothes for the children who had arrived that afternoon.’

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Baby Evine wearing her Knit n Natter jumper with refugee Mum, Sara.

One refugee, Sara, said that it wasn’t just that it was a beautiful jumper for her child, Evine [see photo] that made her happy but that it had been made with love by women she had never met but who cared what is happening to refugees like herself.