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  • 10 Jan 2021 12:26 | Margaret Dale (Administrator)

    Holmfirth Tech's Community Share Offer will soon be open.  You will be able to part of The Tech by buying shares in the community benefit society.  

    Further details of the offer will be published shortly.  Meanwhile answers to some frequently asked questions can be here 

  • 9 Nov 2020 13:57 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    Our Signposting service Links@TheTech began on 3rd November 2020.

    This confidential service will guide people to the help and support they need during the Covid crisis. Queries are expected to cover the whole range of difficulties, from personal and business financial problems, to accessing training, or housing and domestic problems.

    Sarah Ratcliffe is running the service, another service the Tech is providing as Holmfirth's community anchor. 

    Links@TheTech will be available from Tuesday 3rd November by telephone on 07762 808742  whilst the lockdown guidelines prevent a face to face service. Opening hours will be Tues -Thurs 9.30am -12.30pm. You can also contact Sarah by email at links@holmfirthtech.co.uk. The service will initially guide residents on matters of personal and business finance, accessing benefits, support for employment, local support, mental health and housing. 



  • 30 Sep 2020 16:55 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce we will be hosting the first session of the Holmfirth Repair Cafe this Saturday 3rd October. Do you have something you would like fixed? Bring it along and see if they can help.

    Make sure what ever you bring along is clean please. If you miss the first session the Repair Cafe will be open on the first Saturday of the month.

  • 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

  • 5 Aug 2020 09:20 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

    The Caring4Carers fundraiser raised £1095 for pamper packs, for the care workers in local care homes. The local care workers in Park Riding Residential Care Home, Rowan Court Care Home, White Rose House, Enfield Down and Bell House were extremely grateful to receive the packs along with their thank you cards lovingly designed by local children.


    Nearly 200 pamper packages containing natural soaps, bath salts and candles from Crafters Cottages, hand cream, tissues, sweets, chocolates, biscuits and more from The Coop Holmfirth and they were in bags and decorative tissue paper supplied by Fair Trader, Holmfirth were delivered.

    The packs were very gratefully received: 

    Rowan Court " We just wanted to drop you an email to say a huge thank you for the 60 care packages you delivered to Rowan Court last week – the support workers were thrilled, it really made their day.”

    John Howard, Community Ambassador for Hollybank (Owners of Rowan Court) wrote a letter which said “…I would like to thank you and your colleagues at Holmfirth Tech for your recent fundraising efforts and the generous donation of 65 pamper parcels for the care staff team members...”

    Samantha Gledhill, Park Riding's said "Hi Dan the staff are really happy with their packs  feeling the love."

    Chrissy Leyland and Dan Price were the main instigators to make the fundraiser happen deciding that the community needed to give something back to the carers who are looking after our loved ones in care homes during the pandemic. With the help and support of The Tech's centre manager Sarah Broxton and Michelle Brown, communications consultant they put the fundraiser together.


    Chrissy Leyland, Coop Member Pioneer said, "Everyone is praising the NHS workers who of course deserve to be thanked but the people working in care homes are often at the frontline with less protection in an environment with high COVID rates and they were not being acknowledged. We wanted to do something for them."

    Dan Price, Soul Choir Music Leader said "Being on lockdown meant we couldn't do the usual type of fundraising event. I always think of a musical solution and as the Soul Choir had been creating videos which had been well received over lockdown we decided to do the same on a bigger scale with all the other Tech activity leaders getting involved. It was a great success and I am overwhelmed at how much we raised and really glad we made it happen."

  • 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.



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