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Take a look at the groups taking part in the Examiner Wish Campaign 2013. Plus have a look at a gallery of those who have entered below.
Gledholt Male Voice Choir
The Gledholt Male Voice Choir has been making music for over 65 years. Around 45 singing members perform at a local and national level. This year it competed at the Sixth Cornwall International Musical Eistedfod. The singing repertoire is wide ranging, from traditional male voice items to music from opera and religious works.
The Apple Tree
5 Greystone Court
Golcar Training Band
Golcar Training Band supports children in the local area and further afield in giving them the opportunity to learn to play brass and percussion instruments. We meet every week and have given concerts in the local area and as far as Cumbria. We currently have around 20 members and many exciting plans for the coming months and into next year.
69 Station Road
Hollybank Trust provides quality of life, for life for children and adults with profound and complex needs. Flexible placements and short breaks are available via our school, children`s and adult homes. Personalised programmes emphasise social integration and include multi-sensory education and development, therapy and nursing support.
Far Common Road
Holme Valley Girls Cricket Club
The Club began in 2009, to promote girls cricket in the Holme Valley. It has gone from strength to strength with girls playing for Yorkshire and West Yorkshire and we have recently launched our ladies team. The Club welcomes girls and ladies of all abilities to come and play cricket.
8 Meadow Bank
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team is based in Marsden and covers the southern half of West Yorkshire. Comprising entirely of volunteers, who are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year. They assist West Yorkshire Police with searches and Yorkshire Ambulance Service with injured people in remote areas.
Holme Valley Orchestra
The Holme Valley Orchestra is a community orchestra composed of 40 players ranging in age and musical ability. Giving young people and adults who may have not played an instrument since their youth, the opportunity of working together in a common goal of performing music.
5 Leyfield Bank
Holme Valley Owls
We are a sports and leisure activities group for the over 50's. We meet every Tuesday at the Phoenix Centre, Dunford Road, Holmfirth, 9.30 - 3pm, for Badminton, Table Tennis, Keep Fit, Tai Chi and Yoga.
Mrs Susan Hallas
5 Croft Drive
Holmfirth High School Malawi Partnership
Since 2008, we have supported a poor rural school near Mzuzu in Northern Malawi. 300 students, most living in tough circumstances, are taught in four classes with few resources. Education is the way out of poverty, enabling them to buy food to feed their family.
Holmfirth High School
We believe every child should have the best possible start in life. We help families by supporting parents when they're going through a bad patch. Our volunteers provide emotional and practical support to help parents get back on their feet so they can do their best for their children.
Emma Franks, Admin Manager
87 Coule Royd
Honley Junior Football Club
Honley Junior Football Club provides the opportunity for young people in and around Honley, to train, play and enjoy football. Youngsters train and play from Under 6s to Under 16s. Teams play in leagues as part of the Huddersfield Junior Football League.
51 Town End Road
Huddersfield Astronomical & Philosophical Society
We are a group of amateur stargazers who run Huddersfield Observatory and regularly visit local community groups with telescopes and other astronomical items, such as meteorites.
Huddersfield Choral Junior Choirs
‘The Choral’ Junior Choir sections give young people from age seven through to sixth form opportunities to learn to sing to a high standard and perform all styles of songs (from pop to classical) in concerts. Why not join us, enjoy yourself and become part of our choir community?
Carole Kain - Choir Secretary
62 Blagden Lane
Huddersfield Crusaders Majorettes
We are a local group that works closely within the community. Our group is a dance/majorette troupe, which means we specialise in Baton Twirling. We are an award winning troupe and have been dancing and competing together for 20 years.
Huddersfield Dartmouth Division Guides
Huddersfield Dartmouth Division Guides provides activities and residential opportunities for girls in Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section in the Colne Valley, Netherton, Meltham, Newsome and Outlane. The girls experience a varied programme during their weekly meetings run by volunteer leaders.
18 Garforth Street
Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group
We believe it is crucial to celebrate our children’s achievements, champion their views and aspirations, challenge out-dated thinking and spread current, accurate information about Down Syndrome. We support and empower family members to advocate on behalf of their child. We also arrange social events and activities for children with DS and their families.
3 Burfitts Road
24 years ago Huddersfield Heartline was formed with the aim of providing moral support for sufferers of Coronary Heart Disease. We encourage sociable activity for healthy living. We have developed over the years to provide various activities including a walking group, swimming, bowling, dancing, social events, dinners and visits to places of interest around Huddersfield.
Mr B. Pinder
24 Lydgate Drive
Huddersfield Hearts & Goals
Our aim is to get defibrillators to every football team and game across Huddersfield for all ages! We also want to provide training for the defibrillators as well as first aid training.
Ashley Business Park
We are a safe place where people with different life experiences and from different communities can meet, listen, talk and reflect. Such dialogue helps us to offer an authentic voice about poverty and the realities of life. We aspire to encourage learning, reflection and reconciliation across society.
3 - 13 Lord Street
Huddersfield Parish Church
Huddersfield Parish Church stands in the heart of town fulfilling both a community and civic role. The church is open daily for those wanting a quiet moment and we have many open door events. We are members of Kirklees Faith Forum working towards racial and religious harmony within our community.
The Parish Office
Huddersfield Sea Cadets
Huddersfield Sea Cadets aim to help young people towards responsible adulthood. We encourage personal attributes and high standards of conduct, using a nautical theme based on the Royal Navy. We give training in first aid, engineering, waterborne activities and Duke of Edinburgh Award plus assist young people in gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
17 Burdett Court
For parents in Huddersfield and Halifax. We’re a sling and baby carrier information, teaching and rental service run by volunteers with a baby carrying consultant. Come and learn about different carriers and how to use them safely. You can even rent to try before you buy or for an event or holiday.
7 Victoria Street
Huddersfield Society for the Blind
All the members who use this service are registered blind or partially sighted. The group is so large now that they have had to split the group into two halves so that all can enjoy. They are picked up from their home and given afternoon tea and entertainment and then transported back home safely afterwards.
Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers (HSME)
Founded in 1919, we enjoy the world of Model Engineering including boats, trains and trucks. We have been based at Highfields since 1937. We have a boating lake that opened in 1939 and a 440ft high level railway track around the site and Trucking Road System. In 1942 we started the railway located in Greenhead Park.
Richard A Lyons
128 Burn Road
Huddersfield U3A Mixed Voice Choir
We are probably the largest choir in West Yorkshire. We are a University of the third age class. We have some 110 members and meet Monday mornings. The U3A classes function for two terms and we have a third term for which we have to find funds ourselves.
7 Imperial Road
Huddersfield Youth Brass Ensemble Association
We are an organisation and charity teaching children to play brass and percussion instruments. As they become more skilled they can progress through the junior and youth bands to join the senior band. We play at all sizes of events from a small group to a full band.
25 Deercroft Avenue
Just For Fun Pre School,Nursery and Out of School Club
Just For Fun is a pre-school, nursery and after school club which supplies local families with low cost childcare. We have around 70 children and families who access our setting. From breakfast time to 6pm they are safe whilst still having fun!
Just For Fun C/O Lepton CE JIN
Kirkheaton Community Amateur Sports Club
The aim of Kirkheaton CASC is to pull together the whole of the community, with grandparents, parents and young people being active together. Kirkheaton CASC is helping to revive a genuine inter-generational, community feel good factor, for what is, potentially, a fantastic facility.
2 Town Road
Kirkheaton Lunch Club
Kirkheaton Lunch Club has been running for over 20 years. It provides a hot lunch for elderly and lonely people in the Almondbury, Dalton, Kirkheaton, Lepton and Rawthorpe areas. It also gives those on their own a chance to mix. All who help are elderly volunteers.
2d Greenhead Avenue
We are a small village playgroup that was established around 38 years ago to provide high quality childcare for children aged 2 and over. We provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment which allows children to learn through play, experience new things and allows parents and children to make friends within the community.
Kirkheaton Scouts & Guides
We have Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Cubs. They take part in the Scouting and Guiding programmes, enjoying sleepovers, camps and weekend activities. They contribute to the running of the H.Q. and help sell programmes for our gala which raises funds towards the building’s running costs and maintenance.
Mrs Jean Beverley
3 The Clough
Manor Park Way
Kirkheaton Senior Citizens Club
An over 55’s community group. We have a membership of 80 plus who meet on a Wednesday evening at United Church Kirkheaton, enjoying a variety of entertainment. During the summer we enjoy day trips to the coast and at Christmas there is a party with gifts for the members.
8 Easingwood Drive
Kirklees Mass Choir
Kirklees Mass Choir’s aim was to recruit 200 women from the Huddersfield area and form a choir to raise funds for the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund. Due to the success of the concert, Where Ever You Are, in March 2013 at Huddersfield Town Hall, Kirklees Mass Choir was born.
Kirkwood Hospice provides specialist care, free of charge, to adults in Kirklees with advanced, progressive illnesses at any time from diagnosis to the end of life, respecting their individual needs and wishes. Care and support is also provided for their family members, friends and carers, both during the illness and after death.
21 Albany Road
Lepton C.E. (VC) Junior, Infant & Nursery School
At Lepton our ethos is based on the Christian values. We encourage relationships to be founded on these principles. We believe in fostering an active working partnership between home and school. We endeavour to develop excellent pupil, parent and teacher relationships in order to promote the development of the individual.
Mr Gareth Rees
Lepton CE School
Leymoore Cricket Club
Leymoor Cricket Club is based in Golcar and has been running for about 50 years. Its members are from the local community and are aged between 15 and mid 50s. It holds yearly events to bring the community together.
Leymoore Cricket Club
Lindley Lightning Junior Football Club
Lindley Lightning JFC was founded in 2012. We offer the opportunity for local boys and girls to play football. We run a guaranteed playing time scheme so anyone that joins the club knows that they will play for the team regardless of ability.
23 Flugel Way
Lindley Pre School Playgroup
We are a charity, run by a volunteer committee. We formed in1989 and we’ve served the local community ever since. We provide quality pre-school education for 2-5 year olds within the Early Year Framework and free Nursery Education Funding to children over 3, ensuring that when children leave, they are equipped for school.
Lindley Swifts ARLFC
We are a local club with four teams, three junior and one open age. We are based at Birchencliffe Cricket & Athletic Club where we have now got a new pitch and changing facilities. We would like to further progress our site and other facilities.
5 Hunston Avenue
Lowerhouses Community Bowling Club
We are a small bowling club that participates in a number of different leagues in the Huddersfield district. We have three teams in men’s leagues, two teams for ladies and one for the men’s veterans. We try to encourage the local community to join us as members.
5 Sykes Court
St. Stephens Fold