We're taking part in the Move the Calderdale Way challenge. We have 20 spaces on 2 virtual teams, each team has to collectively walk, run or cycle 50 miles (the length of the Calderdale Way) to raise money for the Centre. Active Calderdale will donate £20 per person who takes part, that's £800 if we can fill all the places! We will collect the miles you have moved at the end of each week, and then at the end of the month we can see how much everyone has done! The challenge runs from 1st September to 30th September, so [...]
This website has a collection of useful infographics in 40 different language summarising key points about coronavirus, including some good fact sheets about looking after yourself and your wellbeing. https://covid19graphics.info/
We commissioned a piece of work with artist Ruth Dyer, to represent some key facts about the people we are currently working with at St. Augustine's Centre. This is one of three works that Ruth will be producing for us, which will focus on other aspects of our community. We think it's beautiful! What do you think? We also produced some videos for Refugee Week, which can be found here: https://calderdale.cityofsanctuary.org/2020/06/17/videos-from-st-augustines-centre St. Augustine's Centre is now part of Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary, a group of people and organisations who are working to make Calderdale a safe and welcoming place for [...]
Our website recently went down and removed most of our updated information about coronavirus and our services at the moment. We're working on getting it back up, but in the meantime if you have any questions please email Nia.Jackson-Owens@staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk, or call the Centre on 01422 352492. Apologies for the inconvenience!
Every Wednesday afternoon we have Language Cafe in the Community Centre. These sessions are a great opportunity for people to come together to practice their conversational English and meet new people. It is a valuable addition to the range of English classes our dedicated volunteers provide each week. As you may have seen, we were asked to take part in this year's Halifax Festival of Words. We had a number of performances: a rap, music from the St. Augustine's Centre band, and poems read by the Language Cafe. These poems were written during the Wednesday Language cafe sessions, they were [...]
Many of the families we work with face significant hardship and live in extreme poverty. It is that time of year again when children are getting excited about starting a new school or new class, and being with all their friends again. These families cannot afford to pay for the specific uniform required by the new school, and also cannot afford to keep up with their children's growth spurts. It is a very stressful time for these families and their children miss out on the new school excitement that the rest of their classmates get to experience. We are doing [...]
We are closed Monday 26th August for the bank holiday. We will be open again on Tuesday for the drop-in and Community Lunch.
St. Augustine's Cente is run by a group of Trustees, who meet once a month to review progress at the Centre, and make decisions about it's future. Our Trustee group is looking for two Centre Users, who can speak, read and write in English confidently, to join their Trustee team. You will need to willing to spend a few hours every month reading meeting papers, and attending a monthly Trustee meeting at the Centre. If you are interested in finding out more about what is involved, please give your name to a member of staff (or email Nia), and come [...]
The Centre is closed today and will also be closed Monday 26th August. We will be open as usual on the following Tuesday's for drop-in and lunch.
We hope all who are celebrating have a wonderful time!