Hepworth Community Association

A group of unpaid volunteers, The Hepworth Community Association charity runs the village hall which is the community focus in Hepworth. Every week there are sessions for table tennis, badminton, yoga, aerobics, martial arts, crafts, art, and toddlers. Every month there are film nights, music nights and charity coffee mornings as well as occasional special events. The hall is also hired for events such as birthday parties. Hepworth Players, the village drama group, put on a play and a pantomime in the hall every year. The pantomime also involves children from the village school. The association publishes a village magazine Focus which is delivered free to every house in the village and surrounding area 4 times a year. Day-to-day the hall is self-funding but there is currently a need for additional funding to build planned improvements to the inadequate toilet facilities.

Address to send tokens to:

Alan Brook

Hepworth Village Hall






Hipperholme Grammar School Foundation

Hipperholme Grammar School Foundation is a registered charity that provides a unique, outstanding education for children aged 3 to 18. We believe passionately that smaller class sizes do matter, ensuring that every pupil is given individual attention to maximise their educational and personal development. Our pupils flourish in an environment which is welcoming yet challenging, where all are encouraged to be the best they can be. Academically, our examination results are excellent, with pupils exceeding their targets and securing very good grades. Every pupil is guided on a path of personal enrichment and self-fulfilment, enabling them to maximise their talents and interests and equipping them with a confident approach to life, an enquiring mind and a generous heart. A broad range of Academic, Music and Sports Scholarships are available to give talented pupils the best start in life. The money would be used by the Foundation to provide, or contribute towards, a new Scholarship to enable a talented child from a maintained primary school to benefit from a traditional Grammar School education.

Address to send tokens to:

Mrs S Oliver

Admissions Officer

Hipperholme Grammar School

Bramley Lane




Hollybank Trust

Hollybank Trust educates and cares for over 100 children, young people and adults with severe and complex disabilities. We provide quality of life... for life and enrich the lives of all the young people in our care. We are currently building our new children's home on site at Mirfield and any money donated would be used towards this, or providing toys/games/DVD's for the children and young people to enjoy.

Address to send tokens to:

Suzanne Barton

Hollybank Trust

Far Common Road


West Yorkshire

WF14 0QD


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Holmbridge Pre-school

We are a non-for-profit registered charity who provides care for children aged 2 to 4 in Holmbridge and surrounding areas.We provide pre-school care and education for young children and deliver a broad range of activities to enable our children to thrive and develop. We are located in the bandroom on Woodhead Road and have been providing quality care and education for over 40 years - a true longstanding feature of Holmbridge village! We'd like new resources throughout the pre-school including ongoing improvements to the outdoor area and renovating the kitchen and bathrooms.

Address to send tokens to:

Emma Townsend

Holmbridge Pre-school

The Bandroom

Woodhead Road





Holme Valley Girls Cricket Club

Holme Valley Girls Cricket Club was started three years ago with just a handful of girls, to encourage girls to play cricket. This has grown to a stage where we now have over 20 members. This season we have had two girls playing for Yorkshire at their respective age groups and a further number of girls playing for West Yorkshire. What an achievement in three years. Having said this, the Club does not just want top quality cricketers. We want girls of all abilities who want to play for fun. Next year we hope to start a ladies team so that our older girls can progress to adult ladies cricket. With the Wish money we would look to purchase extra cricket equipment for the girls, and additional adult kit in order to start our ladies team next year. We are trying to raise the profile of the Club and encourage more girls and women to take up cricket.

Address to send tokens to:

Diana Walker

Chair Person

8 Meadow Bank





Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

We give assistance to the West Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue service to search for, rescue, treat injuries and evacuate missing/distressed persons. We operate a free 24 hour/365 days a year service using trained 100% voluntary personnel. We'd spend the money helping to assist in the acquisition of New Headquarters for the team following the Fire Service decision to close Marsden Fire Station, part of which we presently lease as our Headquarters.

Address to send tokens to:

Gill Howarth


Rescue Headquarters

Emergency House

Manchester Road



HD7 6E


Holmfirth Choral Society

Holmfirth Choral Society is a community choir of around eighty singers which rehearses weekly at the Methodist Chapel in Holmfirth. It does not impose the ordeal of a sight-reading test nor a voice test on prospective members, and so provides an opportunity, for all who may wish, to participate in high quality choral works. The society produces three major musical works each year. This involves the ever-increasing expenses of hiring a suitable public hall, orchestral players and solo performers. Additionally, the society puts on special performances for charities such as local hospices. In selecting its solo performers for concerts, the society looks towards giving opportunities to young musicians at the very beginning of their careers (our concert last March featured two winners of the Kirklees Young Musician of the Year award). These opportunities give invaluable experience and a little much-needed money to young performers. In November this year the society plans to share the platform with pupils of the choirs of Holmfirth High School. This will give pupils the opportunity to take part in a large-scale work, and will hopefully encourage some to continue with a valuable community activity after the end of their school days.

Address to send tokens to:

Geoffrey Lockwood

5, Sheffield Road

New Mill




Holmfirth Cricket Club

We are a caring, community focused club set in the Holme Valley run entirely by volunteers. We provide structured, enjoyable coaching for children from 4 years old through to under 17's. It is our intention to ensure that all our members with whom we work will be given the opportunities to achieve their full potential. We continue to develop our youth section and junior players are given opportunities to play second and first team cricket. All juniors play in the Huddersfield junior league and some have also been chosen to represent the Huddersfield teams and Yorkshire Schools. Our 1st and 2nd elevens compete in the Drakes League and are both chasing promotion this year into the Premiership Divisions

Address to send tokens to:

Janet Armitage

Holmfirth Cricket Club

6 Mount View Road





Holmfirth Harriers AC

We are an athletic club that caters for people of all ages and abilities, from eight to eighty, from beginners to elite athletes and provides a friendly and safe environment for athletes to participate in a wide range of athletic disciplines. We provide coaching for track and field, road, x-country, fell and tri-athlon. The emphasis is on the individual person and their own personal improvement whether they are an eight year old setting out on their athletic career or a 70 year old who takes part in veteran competitions and is still enjoying their running. We have a group for everyone no matter how fast they can run, jump or throw and with a group of qualified and experienced coaches we are able to provide support and advice for everyone. Holmfirth Harriers is a very friendly club. We welcome everyone to the club and were proud that one of our athletes was selected as the cerebral palsy athlete of the year last year. The club also supports people who want to embark on the coaching pathway or wish to participate as an official as these are vital to the running of the sport.

Address to send tokens to:

John McFadzean

Holmfirth Harriers AC

Neiley Pavillion

New Mill Road



West Yorkshire



Holmfirth High Malawi Partnership

We have been supporting Masasa CDSS - a poor school near Mzuzu in Northern Malawi since January 2008. With class sizes of around 50 students and few resources, there was much we could do to help. Masasa is a poor community and the school is not well funded by the Malawi Government. Secondary School students must pay about s7 per term to attend school those who cannot afford the fees, do not go to school. Without qualifications, only poorly paid jobs are available. Through fund-raising events and donations, we have sent text books, tables, chairs, science equipment and sports equipment, along with numerous reading books (donated by our students and their families) for their students, but they have nowhere to display them. In 2008 and 2011, 16 students from Holmfirth High travelled to Malawi to complete a project at the school painting the classroom and creating educational resources on the walls to help in lessons. We are currently working on providing a library building (costing around s9,000) to enable the students and the local community greater access to the reading books. In July 2013, another group of 15 students plan to help complete the library ready for use.

Address to send tokens to:

c/o Steve Cheesbrough

Holmfirth High School

Heys Road




Home-Start Kirklees

Home-Start believes that children need a happy, secure childhood and parents play a key role in giving their children a good start in life. We train volunteers to visit and befriend families in their own home throughout Kirklees. The families we support have babies and very young children under five years old. They may be struggling for any number of different reasons. For example the mother may be suffering from post natal depression, she may be lonely and have no family living nearby. They may be having difficulties looking after twins or triplets, or need support dealing with bereavement, personal problems or the stresses of everyday life looking after young children. The support we offer enables parents, mainly mothers, to cope better and gives them the opportunity to start to enjoy their children, giving both parents and children a better quality of life.

Address to send tokens to:

Theresa Burke

87 Coule Royd





Honley Infant and Nursery School

Honley Infant and Nursery School aims to provide a creative curriculum based on first-hand experiences. We are constantly seeking to improve provision for our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit. We aim to deliver the curriculum both indoors and outdoors and to involve parents and the local community in our work. Although we have limited grounds we aim to make the very best use of them so the children can learn in the outdoor enviroment as well as in the classroom. We would like to provide a greenhouse which our children can use to nurture seeds and young vegetable plants which can then grow on into our raised beds. We also need to replace some outdoor tables and chairs which have become weather damaged over the years.

Address to send tokens to:

Christine Lancaster

Honley Infant and Nursery School

School Street





Huddersfield & District Football Association

Huddersfield & District Football Association provides support to all local football clubs, whether junior, senior, male or female. It also oversees all the local football leagues along with providing assistance and support to qualified match officials. Requests for benevolence in respect of local football people who are ill or unable to work are also considered. Wed like to purchase computer equipment and printing facilities.

Address to send tokens to:

K S Farrington

Huddersfield & District FA

33 School Lane

Berry Brow




Huddersfield Air Training Corps

The Air Training Corps is aimed at young people between 13 and 20 years old who are looking to join an organisation to expand their confidence, lifestyle skills and adventure. The ATC is predominantly RAF based but it is not a necessity to want to join the air force or any other military service. Cadets can enjoy learning to fly, shoot, climb, and kayak to name a few skills, as well as completing BTEC's and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The ATC is a uniformed organisation and teaches young people to be responsible, team players and independent in preparation for future careers. We parade two nights at week. Monday and Friday 7-9.30pm. The squadron hopes to update and replace existing equipment for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme that will be more modern and appropriate in supporting cadets through their award.

Address to send tokens to:

Katrina Couchman

163 Radcliffe Road





Huddersfield Astronomical & Philosophical Society

The society educates the public in the science of astronomy and related subjects. It does this by opening our club room and observatory to the public (we meet every week). At the club room we have talks by both professional and amateur astronomers. The observatory is usually open to the public for 4 or 5 open weeks a year and also for group visits. Last year we had about 1,000 people visit the observatory. The society also runs a basic astronomy course twice a year, held in our clubroom and up at the observatory. We target mainly families but we want everybody to learn about 'the wonders of the universe'. We have a solar telescope and a normal telescope that don't have a tripod to put them on. We need a mount for the telescopes and these can then be used up at our observatory or taken to groups.

Address to send tokens to:

Paul Harper

45 Lydgate





Huddersfield Cancer Support

Huddersfield Cancer Support is a local charity for local people. We were founded 23 years ago by James Moran. We are committed to providing social, emotional and where possible practical support for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. Peregrine House is a place for people to be themselves, not hospital patients and we endeavour to provide a socially relaxed atmosphere. We are a member directed group and develop, where possible, according to the needs and demands made upon us. We offer someone to talk to in a relaxed environment and in complete confidence and we help people to achieve the best possible quality of life. We are open 3 days a week. Monday and Tuesdays from 2pm- 4pm for art and craft sessions or just for a cup of tea and a chat. Wednesday is an open day from 12pm - 3pm when we provide a buffet lunch. Monthly coffee mornings, followed by lunch take place on the last Saturday of most months from 11am - 1pm. We are a totally self funding group run entirely by unpaid volunteers most of whom have had some experience of cancer and some of whom have had the disease themselves.

Address to send tokens to:

Alicia Barrett

1 Elder Mews





Huddersfield Choral Junior Choirs

The Choral Junior Choirs give young people from age 7 and upwards the opportunity to learn to sing and perform to a high standard. The choir sections are trained by professional musicians who are supported by a group of wonderful adult volunteers, without whom all that the choir does would not be possible. All children are welcome in the choir sections if their voices are ready for the songs the choir sings. The choir works with families to enable their children to succeed in the choir. The choir performs locally around Kirklees both on its own and sometimes with other local choirs, bands and orchestras. The choir is always looking for opportunities to widen the experiences of the choir members. For instance five members of the choir became members of the National Youth Music Voices 2012 as a result of successful auditions, supported by the choir. Music making is an activity that can dominate and shape the mind, enrich the spirit, raise morale and give huge and continuing pleasure. Being part of a choir community, learning and performing music to others, gives individuals confidence for life.

Address to send tokens to:

Susan Wilkinson

Huddersfield Choral Junior Choirs

c/o 62 Blagden Lane




Huddersfield Community Trust

HCT has the ability to engage people and raise the hopes and aspirations of the people of Kirklees, Calderdale & Wakefield. We engage with close to 100,000 individuals each year. The charity is not exclusive to young people but aims to reach all members of the community through its projects. Our aims and objectives are:

1. To relieve poverty, old age, impairment and economic deprivation within the community.

2. To advance education, including social, physical and vocational training, the provision of training for unemployed persons and adult education within the community.

3. To provide or assist in the provision, in the interests of social welfare, of facilities for recreation and other leisure-time occupation for those within the community who have special need of such facilities.

4. To promote the health of the community by the provision of facilities for playing football, rugby league and other healthy sports.

5. To promote moral citizenship within the community.

6. To promote harmony between persons of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds within the community.

Address to send tokens to:

Chris Tomlinson

The Zone,

St Andrews Road,




Huddersfield Crusaders Majorette Troupe

We are a community based, dance majorette troupe predominately created for young females aged from as young as five up to 30 years old. We meet twice a week for training sessions and compete once a month in national competitions. The group encourages development and learning new skills such as musicality, team work, hand-eye co-ordination, strength and performance. It also helps them work on their social skills. Living in a deprived area can be difficult - getting mixed in with the wrong crowd is easy but being apart of the troupe gives them a positive way of moving away from this. Baton twirling is also an artistic and aerobic sport that promotes physical fitness and helps fight childhood obesity. The Senior Dance Team would love the opportunity to attend the National Baton Twirling Championships in Florida. It would be an amazing chance for us to experience Baton Twirling on an international level.

Address to send tokens to:

Sophie Simpson

Huddersfield Crusaders Majorettes

Northfield Hall

40 Norfolk Avenue





Huddersfield Dartmouth Division Guides

We are part of the only all female organisation in the country. We have members from 5 years old to 18 years old. We are multicultural and have disabled members. The aim of guiding is to challenge the girls to acheive their potential through activites, badges, outings and residential time. The girls choose the programme and take leadership within it. It is a fun environment where the girls can explore and challenge themselves to achieve great things. We are helping the young girls of today to become the women of tomorrow. We will put any money towards a trip to a pantomime or use it towards an activity day for all the girls.

Address to send tokens to:

Mrs Kath Haigh

18 Garforth Street Netherton Huddersfield


Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group

Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group was set up by parents of children with Down Syndrome in the Huddersfield area. We believe it is crucial to celebrate our childrens achievements, champion their views and aspirations, challenge out-dated thinking and spread current, accurate information about Down Syndrome. HDSSG members also arrange social events and activities for children with Down Syndrome and their families. We expect the remit of HDSSG to continue to expand as our children grow into adulthood.

Address to send tokens to:

Leanne Davies

3 Burfitts Road





Huddersfield Heartline

23 years ago Huddersfield Heartline was formed with the aim of providing moral support for all sufferers of Coronary Heart Disease. We encourage sociable activity for healthy living. Over the years we have developed the provision of various activities including: a walking group, swimming, bowling, dancing, social events, dinners, lunches (Nosh and Natter) and visits to places of interest around Huddersfield. Exercising is the most beneficial and popular event for our members. A lot of our activities are self financing and unfortunately, the exercising is a costly event which is lowering our funds to such extent that we may not be able to support it. Increasing charges could lose members. We also run a monthly social evening with guest speakers, this is also self financing.

Address to send tokens to:

Mr B Pinder

67 Mount Field Road




Huddersfield Mission

Many people know the Mission Cafe in the centre of Huddersfield as a place to find good quality, nutritious, affordable, hot and cold food every day in a friendly and caring atmosphere. It is a place of safety and community where friends are made and friendships can grow. But we dont just provide food. We also provide help and support on a variety of important issues such as alcohol and drug problems, homelessness, tenancy problems, benefits and debt advice. As the recession has become tougher, the number of people seeking our help has rocketed upwards. Many people find themselves without work for the first time in their lives and face the loss of their home or a relationship breakdown. In the past year almost 2,000 people have received individual help and support in finding a way through problems. With skilled help from our staff and volunteers, solutions are found. We shall use the money to provide help and support to the increasing number of people who arrive every day seeking help to overcome the ups and downs of life, especially in these very difficult times. We provide a listening ear, practical help with benefits, emotional support and a safe place to meet.

Address to send tokens to:

Paul Bridges

3-13 Lord Street




Huddersfield Sea Cadets

Huddersfield Sea Cadets is a registered charity dependent on funding and donations from various sources, including monies raised by the young people themselves. Our aim is to help people from the age of 10 to 18 years towards responsible adulthood. To encourage them to reach their potential by developing valuable personal attributes and high standards of conduct using a nautical theme on the customs and traditions of the Royal and Merchant Navy. We offer a wide range of activities along with the opportunities to gain nationally recognised qualifications such as British Rowing, RYA sailing, power boating, Btech and first aid. With the Wish money wed like to update our camping equipment which is used in the preparation and assessment for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme expedition section. We'd also use it for taking part in competitions organised between other Sea Cadet units.

Address to send tokens to:

Lieutenant (SCC) Craig Dawson RNR

17 Burdett Court

Navigation Rise





Huddersfield Sharks Underwater Hockey Club

We teach underwater hockey. It is a sport open to anyone and the key starting point is for people who are strong swimmers. Currently we target people between the ages of 10 and 25 but anyone is welcome to come down and give the session a go. We need new hats and equipment and would like to promote the club and attract new members.

Address to send tokens to:

FAO Tom Lodge

Huddersfield Sports Centre

Pine Street




Huddersfield Society for the Blind

We are a society that target all visually impaired people living within the old borough of Huddersfield. We have a group of wonderful people who collect our members from home, entertain them, provide afternoon tea and make sure they are taken home again. We also have trips to the coast, partys and meals out which most of our members enjoy very much. We are a caring society and endeavour to do all we can to make life a little more enjoyable for so many people.

Address to send tokens to:

Joyce Graham

Britannic House

3Upperhead Row



Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers

We are a group of people who enjoy the world of engineering from building to just playing with models. There are three areas to the society - boating, trains and more recently remote control trucks. We have a purpose built boating lake which is based at Highfields and a high level railway track to take 3 1/2 5 and 7 1/4 locomotives. The loop is 440ft and goes over the water and in a tunnel . We also have a purpose built railway located at Greenhead Park. This is at ground level and it takes 5 and 71/4 locomotives. We'd like to purchase model boats and trucks for use by visitors to the society and make improvements to the running of the train in Greenhead Park which the society runs.

Address to send tokens to:

Richard Lyons

Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers (HSME)

C/O 128 Burn Road




Huddersfield Thespians

We perform adult drama at the Lawrence Batley Theatre five times a year. We make our own sets and costumes at our workshop in Oakes. Our audiences are all local people who are interested in drama new and old. It provides a recreation for our members and entertainment for our audience. Wed like to promote the arts and raise the profile of the society within the community to attract new members to act or be involved in back stage activities.

Address to send tokens to:

Steve Marsden

2 Cross Cottages





Huddersfield Town of Sanctuary

Huddersfield Town of Sanctuary is a fast-growing local initiative which aims to create a stronger culture of hospitality for people who have come to the UK seeking sanctuary from persecution and war. We ask local community groups, organisations and businesses to sign a pledge saying they welcome sanctuary seekers in their activities. So far over 80 groups have signed up as supporters: sports clubs, allotments, music and arts groups, schools, toddler groups, scouts, the womens institute, faith groups, cafes, shops and bars. We organise small and large events that create opportunities for sanctuary seekers and local people to meet in a relaxed setting, make personal connections, learn more about each other and correct misunderstandings. We will use Wish money to organise events and activities that create opportunities for local people and people who come to the UK seeking sanctuary, to meet and gain a better understanding of each other. We hope to run a sports day, a world music and dance event, some small dining events and a Christmas fair.

Address to send tokens to:

Adam Strickson

Huddersfield Town of Sanctuary

c/o Friends Meeting House

Church St





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. Eric Cooper is the organiser and musical director. He has a co director, Malcolm Fairless, who shares the musical direction duties. We would like new music so that we can offer more places in the choir and increase our repertoire.

Address to send tokens to:

Eric Cooper

7 Imperial Road




Huddersfield YMCA JFC

We run 14 junior football teams from 4 years of age up to 17 years of age. Over 7s play in leagues and we try to keep the kids right through by doing our best to make them feel part of the club. We are always in need of funds for football kits and equipment. Sponsorship is sparce these days and we struggle to fully kit out everyone now.

Address to send tokens to:

Martyn Sommerville

Huddersfield YMCA


Laund Hill

Salemdine Nook




Huddersfield Youth Brass Ensemble

We are a registered charity consisting of 3 bands: learner, youth and senior. We supply instruments to players and teach youngsters music. The band attends various functions at the request of organisations providing music at events and concerts. We are not sponsored and rely on donations and payment for concerts to fund our organisation.

Address to send tokens to:

Roger Hawksworth

Band Room

C/O Golcar Conservative Club

Knowle Road