This Year Events
Singer: Julie Dee will entertain us with her singing
Join us for our 51st Anniversary Afternoon Tea and celebration.
The Nightingales will entertain us with their singing from 2.10 - 3.30pm (with a short interval)
Afternoon tea will be served at 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Please contact Anne Rothera if you would like a stall at this event on 01422 253368
Festive Lunch includes Traditional 3 course meal. 1pm prompt.
Soup or Fruit Juice, Turkey with all the trimmings & Christmas Pud or Trifle + Wine.
Mince Pies & refreshments served at 4pm
Singer: Kathy Ryan will entertain us from approx 2.15pm to 3.45pm
Tickets available from October 9th priced at £10 each
Coach Trips for 2019
The Branch run subsidised Coach Trips for Members, with Parkinson’s, & their carers. Other members and guests are welcome if seats are available, but not always at the same cost. Guests seats are available, dependant on availability, but are likely to cost more.
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 Coach Trip to the Hawes, via Skipton, Leaves Elim Church at 9.45am. Tickets are £15 per member (with pd or carer) includes Fish & Chip lunch and Cake and a cuppa in Hawes.
Tickets are available from 9th March 2019
Dance4FunThis popular session of Dance for Parkinson's continues to run every Thursday except for holidays (listed below) at Elim Church Hall.
You are welcome to join them at 10.30pm for cup of tea and a chat.
The class starts at 11am prompt and finishes at around 12 noon
Bring a friend if you like, and remember, no previous dance experience required!
Expect to move, play and have fun.
Led by community dance practitioner Natalie Speake. Contact Natalie: 07723 452673
'When I Dance' Written by Eileen Kenny
In December 2016, Parkinson’s UK held a National dance competition, entitled: ‘When I Dance.’
There were different categories to enter and Natalie Speake, our own dance tutor from the Halifax branch (who runs the Dance4Fun session) decided to enter Valerie Harrison, in the Solo section.
Can you imagine the euphoria at the dance class where it was announced that Valerie’s dance had been shortlisted to the final three? We would have to wait a few days for the result…............. But it came and YES, Valerie’s Dance had indeed won the competition!
A few words from Valerie…
"I've had all day to think about the results of the competition and I keep coming back to the fact that it's a wonderful thing to be able to promote what can be achieved regardless of physical disabilities. The group has shown me that it is okay to be sad, to cry if you want to and let emotions out if that's what you want to do. I feel blessed to have discovered you all and very grateful for the acceptance, friendship and understanding that Bruce and I have experienced. If there is any way we can help or promote the work of the Thursday group, we will, as I would like to see others in my position benefit.”
…and a few words from Natalie...
"It was a real affirmation of the hard work and determination that goes into the running of a dance class for people with Parkinson's and how beneficial dance can be for people of all ages and abilities.
I've been asked by the director of the Parkinson's Dance Network UK to lead a workshop in April for other dance artists and group facilitators with two other dance artists. The national recognition for my teaching is wonderful and exciting.”
Part of Valerie's prize is to spend time in London with the amazing judges who loved Valerie and the film so much ...
Anyone wishing to see the film can do so here, https://vimeo.com/193078666
Dance4Fun is held at Elim Pentecostal Church, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY, on Thursdays from 10.30am (for refreshments and chatter)
Dance begins at 11.00am until 12 noon