Your guide to flood appeal fundraisers

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Here is your guide TO SOME

upcoming fundraisers

n This evening, there will be fundraising event for Elland-based charity Compass Bridge, which lost equipment and its minibus in the flood. The night, at Lee Mount WMC, Halifax, which will begin at 7.30pm, will be free entry and local band The Void will be playing. Anyone who wants to donate or provide raffle prizes should contact 01422 311299.

n On Saturday, January 23, ‘Calder Calling’ music festival will be held at The Arches, Dean Clough, from 3pm.

It will be opened by Lizzie Jones and live local bands. Tickets are £15 and can be bought from

n Also on January 23, a family flood fundraiser will be held at the Queen’s Head Tavern, Ovenden, from noon onwards.

The fundraiser will feature fun for all the family as well as live music from Bradshaw singer Jess Thristan and others.

n On Sunday, January 24, Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra stage a special performance of Handel’s Messiah for the flood appeal. It is at Todmorden Town Hall and will begin at 7pm.

n A fundraising record fair to help Hebden’s Muse Music get back on their feet is also being arranged at Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Holme Street, for Sunday, January 24 (1pm start). Among goodies on sale will be something really special - mint condition signed 30-year-old Smiths vinyl from drummer Mike Joyce’s own collection.

n Todmorden’s Hippodrome Theatre might be closed for repairs thanks to the flood but that doesn’t stop people from having a laugh and raising funds for the theatre.

Comedian Carl Hutchinson is lined up for an evening of comedy at Halifax Road Social Club, Halifax Road (next to Lidl) on January 28 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now. For more info visit or

n On Saturday, January 30, there will be full day of fundraising at the Duke of Wellington pub, Commercial Street, Halifax.

The day will begin at 10.30am with a breakfast for children, where for £4 they will get their breakfast and a meet and greet with a minion.

From 1pm there will be a DJ playing and from 2pm until 4pm, there will be live music.

There will also be stacks of fantastic charity raffle prizes up for grabs.

n Also on Saturday, January 30, musicians will come together at Todmorden’s Unitarian Church Church to perform a Flood Aid concert from 7pm (doors open 6pm, tickets £10 from Physio & Therapies, Halifax Road, Todmorden, or via Eventbrite online).

Pepperjam, Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band, Acoustic Durbervilles and Edwina Hayes are all on the bill, plus food, brews, cakes, a licensed bar, Bridestones beer and soft drinks.

n A ‘Yorkshire Come Dine With Us’ event will also be held on January 30 to raise funds for the appeal. It will take place at the Brighouse Sports Club from 7pm until 11pm.

There will be live entertainment from local artists, a carvery meal and a raffle.

Tickets cost £10.99 and are only available until January 23, with 150 seats available. To buy your ticket, ring 07549789438.

n On Sunday, January 31, there will be a fundraising concert held at the Barge and Barrel pub, Elland. The event, from 2.30pm until 5pm, will feature the Friendly Brass Band.

n On Saturday, February 6, a table top sale will be held at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland. It will cost £1.50 and will run between 10am and 2pm.

n On Sunday, February 7, there will be a fundraiser at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club from 2pm-5pm.

It will be a family day with a disco, bouncy castle, face painting, games and prizes, a buffet, tombola, raffle, surprise Disney guests and more.

A bar will also be open for adults.

Entry is £5 per child - under 1s go free but donations are welcome. Tickets can be bought from N C Jewellers in Hebden Bridge, or via Paypal if you email

n The roof will be raised at the Victoria Theatre again next month when some of the biggest names in UK comedy perform on Monday, February 8.

Sarah Millican, Rory Bremner, Chris Ramsey, Justin Moorhouse, local lad Jack Carroll and an unnamed mystery guest will all be giving their time for free at the Wring Out The Clowns Comedy Gala to raise funds for those affected by the floods.

Calderdale Council has hired out the theatre free of charge and all money raised will be split between Community Foundation For Calderdale and Upper Calder Valley Renaissance

Tickets are priced at £20 and £15 concessions - on sale now from or 01422 351158

n Stone Hair Art, Burnley Road, Todmorden’s “Blow Dry Bar” which is being run until February 13 is offering a shampoo, conditioner and head massage with the Stone Academy staff for £5 - all proceeds to their flood appeal. You can book by calling 01706 557075.

n On Friday, February 19, an evening of pig racing will be held at the raceway at The Sportsman’s Inn, Greetland.

Sponsored by The Country Stores and The Pie Centre of Town, Hebden Bridge, the evening will begin with a warm up at 7.30pm and the first race will begin at 8pm.

Admission is £7.50, which includes a pie and peas supper. Vegetarian option available.