September 2019

Welcome to September! We hope you all had a great summer and are ready for the autumn season. September means that all of our sessions will be re-opening (week commencing Monday 2nd September) and we’ll be preparing for some great new activities and of course the biggest event of the year – our Christmas Fayre. We are now open for stall bookings and will gratefully receive any donations you can spare including unwanted gifts, chocolates and bottles. Please contact us on 01274 679843 if you would like to donate or book a stall. `

Sedbergh Centre AGM

The Sedbergh Youth & Community Centre will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17th September from 6 p.m. We are looking for more people to get involved and everyone is welcome to come along.


This lovely photo of the Sedbergh Boy’s Football Team has recently resurfaced. Can anyone guess the year? Do you have any old photos of Sedbergh?

Great British Beach Day

On 21st August, young people from the NCS (“National Citizen Service”) came along to the Sedbergh Centre to present a Great British Beach Day for our Young at Heart group. Everyone had a fantastic afternoon and enjoyed the sweet stall, seaside Bingo, hook-a-duck, beach word search, mocktails and a sandcastle competition. 

The young people involved in this intergenerational day really put their hearts and souls into organizing, fund-raising, campaigning and presenting a wonderful project and we would like to express our thanks to all those involved. NCS is a life-changing programme open to teenagers to enable them to discover who they are and what they can do.

August 2019

Welcome to August! Although some sessions at the Sedbergh Centre have closed for the summer we still have lots of activities going on over the next month. This includes our weekly Youth Club *, Young at Heart group, Gentle Exercise sessions, Job Club, AIG (“Advice, Information and Guidance”) ** sessions as well as our monthly Happy Café. We are also well into our Children’s Summer Activities which will run until the 15th August 2019. * Youth Club closed Tuesday 6th August and ** AIG sessions closed Monday 5th August due to holidays.

Re-opening Dates:

Toddlers Stay & Play Monday 2nd September, Pro-dance Academy Wednesday 4th September

Sport Works Multi-sports Wednesday 4th September and Saturday 7th September

Young at Heart Sessions

Our Young at Heart sessions are open to anyone who would like a fun, social afternoon among like-minded people. We have regular quizzes, games and Bingo plus occasional crafts, holistic well-being activities and gentle exercise sessions. Refreshments and biscuits are included.  At the Young at Heart group we also offer occasional themed days such as the Great British Beach day which is coming up this month (see below) and we are looking forward to a trip out to Millstones in September. If you would like to join our friendly group – please feel free to pop in. We will remain open throughout the Summer apart from Wed 14th August.

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Sedbergh Centre AGM

The Sedbergh Youth & Community Centre will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17th September from 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Free Level 2 Courses

Last month, 8 people enrolled for Level 2 courses at the Sedbergh Centre through our partnership with Learning Curve. If you are interested in the next round (subject to funding) please call the centre on 01274 679843 and leave your contact details.

Looking for Men! We would like to gauge interest for a potential Man Club to take place at the Centre on Wednesdays between 11:00 and 13:00 HOURS (subject to funding). We anticipate clients will like to meet for a cuppa and a chat as well as watch TV or play cards, dominoes, pool or table tennis. We’re open to suggestions, so if you would like to take part please call Lucy at Sedbergh on 01274 679843.

Can You Help?

We are looking for donations of tombola and raffle prizes for our Christmas Fayre this year to help raise funds. As a registered charity it is crucial to keep the money coming in to help us to continue to provide activities and resources for our community.  If you have any unused items (bottles, chocolate or gifts) you would like to donate please call the centre on 01274 679843 or email

 HO HO HO! I know it’s early but don’t forget to book your Christmas stalls before they sell out! The Sedbergh Centre Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 16th November between 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. so call 01274 679843 for details!



July 2019

Welcome to July! Last month we had some great community participation with the successful Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Community BBQ, when local residents joined us at the Sedbergh Centre for some good food and fun in the sun! This month as well as all our usual activities, we will be holding our monthly Carers’ Café on Wednesday 17th July and our Happy Café on Friday 26th July when we will be looking at the importance of direction and having goals to look forward to. Read on for more information and to find out about our new home learning courses available to you.

Summer Closures at Sedbergh

Toddlers Stay & Play 

Sport Works Multi-sports


Pro-dance Academy


Last Sessions

Thursday 18 July 

Wednesday 10 July 

Saturday 13 July 

Saturday 20 July 




Monday 2 September 

Wednesday 4 September 

Saturday 7 September 

Wednesday 4 September 



Boxers please contact your coach for details of the summer closures

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Last month we held a Teddy Bear’s Picnic for our Toddlers Stay and Play group with the help of a team of volunteers from M&S in Birstall. The day was a ROAR-ing success as we celebrated in the sun with a delicious bear buffet, story-time and a teddy bear’s parade! A big THANKS to M&S and to everyone who attended and supported us.

Sedbergh Community BBQ

 Our Community BBQ was a great success last month when people from the local area joined us for some great food and conversation. The gathering was part of The Great Get Together initiative which is inspired by Jo Cox and encourages people all over the country to celebrate the things we have in common. As well as good food there was a raffle, quiz, Bingo and colouring for our younger clients. We would like to thank Bradford Council for funding the food, our volunteers on the day and everyone who came along to take part.

Sport England Funds New Roof

We are delighted to announce that we now have a brand new roof over our gymnasium thanks to funding from Sport England. The exceptional roof work was carried out by Morgan Roofing over the last few weeks. Thank you Sport England and Morgan Roofing!

Alvina Strikes Bronze for England!

Our very own boxing champ, Alvina Razak, won a bronze medal at the Great Britain Tri-Nations Boxing Championships last month! We are very proud of our girl who is the first female to ever box for England from Bradford. We can’t wait to see what you will do next Alvina.

Youth Club Activities

Last month the Youth Club members made their very own grass heads from stockings, seeds and funny faces! Children had fun filling stockings with compost and seeds before decorating them with wiggly eyes and big smiles. Children aged 6-13 years can join our Youth Club by calling in and completing a registration form with their parents/carers. The Sedbergh Centre Youth Club takes place on Tuesdays from 5.30 – 8.30 p.m. every week. New members are always welcome – please call 01274 679843 for more details.

Improve Your Career Prospects


Interested in studying for a Level 2 certificate? If so please contact the Sedbergh Centre on 01274 679843 for more details. These home learning courses (see left) may be available free of charge – subject to criteria – and are available to be completed in your own time. The induction sessions will take place at the Sedbergh Centre on Friday 19th July from 10:00 until 12:00. Booking is essential.

Children’s FREE Summer Activities!

We have very limited places for a NEW summer activity scheme which will take place from 29th July until 15th August. These exciting new sessions will take place at the Sedbergh Centre from Monday to Thursday for children aged 8 – 16 years old. Lunch is included.

Please call Haf at Sport Works on 0749 4889604 or email him at

June 2019

Welcome to June! This month we have some great, sunny activities onoffer and would love you all to come along to join in the fun. Our Teddy Bear’s Picnic kicks off on the 6th of June and we want all our youngest members to bring their best-dressed bears for the Teddy Bear’s Parade! Volunteers from Marks & Spencer will choose their favourite to win a prize! We will also be sharing a fabulous buffet and offering colouring & play activities as well as story-time and a raffle. Later on in the month, on the 26th June, we will celebrate having more in common as we host our annual BBQ. Everyone is welcome to come along for free food and social activities from 12.00 – 2.00 p.m. Also don’t miss our NEW Gentle Exercise Sessions, Carers’ Café and Happy Café this month – details overleaf!

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May 2019

Welcome to May!

We have enjoyed some lovely weather over the last month and a few days of rain which has done wonders for the flowers in the grounds at the centre. Don’t forget we have two Bank Holidays coming up this month when the centre will be closed, but we are open as usual for the reminder of May with a full itinerary of activities and resources. We also have our monthly Carers’ Café on the 15th May and the Happy Café on the 31st May when we will be looking at Mindfulness. Please call us on 01274 679843 for more details about any of our activities.

We’ll be closed for the Bank Holidays on the 6th and 27th May 2019

Provident Funds Happy Cafes

We would like to thank the Provident Financial Group for their continued support and funding which will enable us to run 12 Happy Cafes at the Sedbergh Centre over the coming year. The Happy Cafes will benefit members of the local community by helping people to connect with each other and learn new skills to improve well-being by taking part in a number of ‘Happy’ initiatives. We would love to encourage people to come along and join in with the group on the last Friday of each month from 10:00-12:00 noon. Admission is £2.00.

Youth Club Activities

Youth Club members had fun in April when they learnt how to make healthy snacks including fruit & yoghurts as well as Easter bun decorating. Children aged 6-13 years are welcome to come along on Tuesdays between 5.30 & 8.30 p.m. for games, sports and activities to encourage well-being & improve social skills. Admission is £3.00

We are delighted to announce that we have bagged £4,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme to fund the Toddlers’ Eat and Beat with Your Feet project, thanks to our lovely clients who voted in Tesco stores. Tesco have been a great support to the centre and this additional funding will pay for fun activities and healthy snacks for babies and young people attending the sessions. We hope to encourage our youngest clients to eat and enjoy healthy food and educate them through sensory play, music, dancing and play in a fun environment. Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Thank you Tesco!