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  • 5 Aug 2020 20:36 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    Holmfirth Tech needs a new logo and brand identity for its share offer in September as it moves to the next phase of bringing The Tech back Holme and it needs the help of a talented designer. Could that be you? 

    If you are a designer who has a passion for Holmfirth and the Holme Valley and wants to help create a design for The Tech we want to hear from you. 

    The winner of the competition will be awarded a prize of £500, the opportunity to design the brand identity and logo for The Tech and free publicity as their work will be acknowledged in all appropriate communications.

    Please see the design brief attached to find out how to enter. 

    Entries must be sent by email to centre.manager@holmfirthtech.co.uk  with the subject line: The Tech Holmfirth's brand identity and logo design competition or by post to Holmfirth Tech Ltd, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AR. The deadline for the design entries is Tuesday 11th August 2020 the winner will be notified by Friday 14th August 2020 The finished design must be completed by Friday 28th August. 

    We need your design concept by the deadline of 11:59pm on Tuesday 11 August 2020

    We look forward to seeing your ideas materialise,

    Good luck!

    Design brief.pdf

  • 1 Jul 2020 15:35 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)


    Midnight Train to Georgia video strikes again, this time appearing in the  Holme Valley Review watch it here and read about it here 


  • 1 Jul 2020 12:06 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    We are pleased to see the Holme Valley Hardship Fund has made it into the Holme Valley Review as we really would like more people to come forward and apply for assistance. There are still funds available.

    The fund helps residents in the Holme Valley South district ward in need of immediate financial need as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic. 

    Click here for more information or email  hvhardship.fund@holmfirthtech.co.uk

    The Holme Valley Review has been online since April

    You can see the article online on page 15  here https://issuu.com/holmevalleyreview/docs/hvr_june

  • 29 Jun 2020 11:39 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    Please see the posts of the highlights of our #Caring4Carers #fundraisingevent. We'd like to remind everyone that we are still taking donations at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/caring4carers up until Thursday 3rd July. 

    Remember this is for the carers who are risking their lives and looking after our loved ones so please donate at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/caring4carers and help us raise our new target of £1000 which means we can give to even more carers.

    A lot of hard work and effort went into this fundraiser but not as much hard work, effort and risk as the carers in our local care homes. 

    You can see the full event by clicking on the links
    Part One:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukU6kLq7oDE
    Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA2AA51P3Z0

    The performers
    Jim Whalley our bedtime story reader Louise Curtis Music Soul ChoirRhythm Stick Drumming Dr. Pete's Salsa Band Holme Valley Sharing Memories Group and our special guest star "Dil Dandin" Elton John as never seen before.

    The background workers
    Dan PriceChrissy Leyland, Sarah Broxton Michelle Brown Kerry Sykes 

    The companies that are supporting us
    Co-op Fair Trader Crafters Cottage Holmfirth Events Your Nuts Wholefoods Beauty sprinkled with love by Kirsty Oneday Media

    The Carers
    You are the reason we are doing this and we would like to give a big thank you to all of you for looking after our loved ones. White Rose House Residents & friends Rowan Court Care Home Park Riding Residential Home and more to be added as we have exceeded our original fundraising target.

    Thank you.

         

  • 29 Jun 2020 10:48 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    As Holmfirth's Community Anchor, we have been playing our part to do what is needed to help the people of Holmfirth and the Holme Valley get through Covid 19. We have offered support to many people and we are really grateful to have received these two thank yous from very different quarters.

    The first is from an organisation that we had to research - Ed Anderson, Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire thanking the team at The Tech "for providing an outstanding service to the community during the Covid 19 crisis"

    Just to let you know that the West Yorkshire Lieutenancy is the person appointed by the queen to represent her in the region - you can read more here http://www.westyorkshirelieutenancy.org.uk/

    The second is from New Mill School where one of the families received £400 from the Holme Valley Hardship Fund to buy a new cooker and it reads:

    " To Sarah and all at Holme Valley Mutual Aid,

    On behalf of the family and New Mill Infant and Junior Schools, I would like to express our gratitude for the generous donation that helped buy a cooker for someone less fortunate than ourselves. It has made my job so fulfilling. Thank you.

    Dawn Bedford, Wellbeing Mentor, New Mill Infant and Junior Schools."

    We wanted to say that everything that we have done has been a real team effort, It's brilliant for that effort to be recognised at both local and higher levels.

    We wanted to share this with you and to say a big thank you to all of our volunteers. Please share.


  • 19 Jun 2020 10:45 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    We've been asked by Viv (Sharing Memories Group) to put a call out for volunteers to support various projects that have been planned.  Those interested should get in touch by emailing sharingmememoriesgroup@gmail.com

    Holme Valley Sharing Memories Group is an 'arts and well-being' group made up of elderly people living in the rural Holme Valley.

    The aim of the group is to bring together older people to share their memories of the past with each other and with the wider community and to use these shared memories as a basis for creating high quality art works. With the support of two artists, Sharing Memories works with local schools and other community groups on a range of projects which serve to both celebrate and interpret our lives and our local heritage.



  • 10 Jun 2020 12:12 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    Carers in our care homes on the frontline are putting their lives at risk to look after our families and Dan Price decided we should do something for them. So we are putting on a virtual fundraiser called #Caring4Carers on Thursday 18th June at 6:30 via The Tech Holmfirth Facebook page to raise money to give pamper packages to around 150 carers.


    You can donate at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/caring4carers

    The carers we will initially support are in Holmfirth working in Park Riding Residential Home White Rose House Residents & friends and Rowen Court. Depending on how much money is raised we will extend this to more homes in a wider area including Honley.

    Taking part in the live stream event will be Louise Curtis Music with ukulele fun to share, Dan Price with his Soul Choir, Storytime with Jim Whalley, Rhythm Stick Drumming and much more
    Read the poster for full details. Please use the hashtag #Caring4Carers if you are sharing this.

    If you want to see why the carers deserve this take a look at this video from 5:20 in https://www.bbc.co.uk/i…/episode/m000jr6j/newsnight-03062020
  • 4 Jun 2020 17:49 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    Please can you help us create a card with the theme of 'Family' to say thank you to our careworkers. Then post it in the box @HolmfirthTech or in the Co-op Holmfirth. 

    You can print off the card template attached on A4 paper fold it in half and away you go. 

    This is part of a bigger project championed by Dan Price, leader of Soul Choir Holmfirth, that we are about to commence to raise funds to create care packages for the carers.

    Please watch this space for more details coming soon on how you can get involved or make a donation.

    We look forward to seeing your creations.


    C4C Card-page-001.jpg.pdf C4C Card-page-001.jpg

  • 2 Jun 2020 06:25 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    CoWork@The Tech has re-opened for those of you who would like an environment to work in away from home. 

    To operate within the #Covid guidelines we will be limiting the number of people allowed in the room and the furniture will be rearranged so that people are spread out. We also have supplies of gloves and hand sanitiser and will limit the number of people in the kitchen and corridor. 

    You can book to use the facility on The Tech Website https://holmfirthtech.wildapricot.org/CoWorking

  • 20 May 2020 16:08 | Margaret Dale (Administrator)

     We are very excited to announce that on Friday 15th May Holmfirth Tech Ltd, a local Community Benefit Society (CBS) completed the purchase of the ex-Adult Education Centre (now known simply as The Tech) from Kirklees college.

    The CBS had to go through a long and complex legal process to sort out the charitable covenant but the time and effort taken have proven worth it.  The Tech is now owned by Holmfirth Tech Ltd a local community benefit society and will remain in the ownership of local people.  

    It has been the property of Kirklees College since 1974 but will now provide a creative hub for education, wellbeing and enterprise of local people. It's great to have The Tech back Holme!

    This is a significant milestone. HTL has occupied the Tech for two years under license and the way in which the use of the building has grown in this time has shown how much the Valley needs a hub for creativity and education and small businesses. The contribution and support given by local people, particularly the Activities Leaders and donors are very much appreciated. 

    This is also a good opportunity to update you on what has been happening since the doors were closed at the end of March. 

    The Tech was asked to act as the #Community Anchor Contact us on Hvcommunity.anchor@holmfirthtech.co.uk) during the #Corona-19 crisis. Since then, Sarah Broxton the newly appointed Centre Manager has been working flat out with the Holme Valley COVID Mutual Aid and other groups to coordinate their responses to requests for help from people who are in dreadful situations. She is also administering the Holme Valley South Emergency #Hardship Fund. The Tech has been the busiest closed building in Holmfirth!

    The Childrens Art School has also been using the empty space to put together art packs for distribution to children across Kirklees.

    Plans are now being made to get The Tech back into action after the lock down whilst making sure everyone remains safe. 

    On the money front, enough funds have been raised to get this far but more will be needed to get the building back up to tip top condition and fit for future use. If you have any ideas for fundraising please let us know.

    Again, many thanks for everyone for all your support - let's look forward to seeing each other in The Tech again before too much longer.

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