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From no hope, isolation and loneliness to The Great North Run!

18 months of training with a group of 10 very motivated and hard working runners. All from disadvantaged backgrounds. One fantastic trainer, ex-professional international rugby player, Damian Gibson (DG Ozfit), who was actually one of this year’s local heroes. As a team, we were privileged enough to represent the “Home Run Project” team in the promotional video which was partly aired on the BBC.

A thank you to our community

New Year Message for TBRP

Each year, we send a letter to the Halifax Courier asking them to thank the people of Calderdale for their support throughout the previous year.  Here is a copy of the letter for 2015:

Dear Editor

It is becoming customary for me, through your newspaper, to write and thank the people of Calderdale for their support throughout the past year of our project and the people we serve from our particular community, people affected by addictions.

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Get On Yer’ Bike

onyerbike1Not long ago I heard about a cycle cavalcade that was coming to Calderdale so I looked into it. And I found out that not only was it coming to Calderdale it was organised by Calderdale people for Calderdale people – sounds similar to what we recovery folk do. Who were they?, I hear you ask, well it was a group of local businessmen led by a man called Steve Duncan who raises money for an organisation called Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC). The ‘Cycle for Work’ challenge as it was called, was the brainchild of Steve, who is the CEO of CFFC. The idea was to cycle from Land’s End (Cornwall to you and me) to John O’Groats (Scotland to you and me) in a bid to raise money to fund 25 young apprentices in Calderdale. Steve had made the comment “This year we want to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Calderdale, and if that means cycling 900 miles that is what we will do, I have two teenage sons myself and I know how difficult the employment market can be for young people at the moment”.

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Oh what a ball!

Let me take you on a journey of imagination at the Imaginarium, a charity ball held at a secret location once a year.

500 of Calderdale’s business men and women all gathered in one location in aid of Community Foundation For Calderdale, a major charity in Calderdale.

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