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 haf@sportworksltd.co.uk

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!

April 2019

Welcome to April!

Spring is definitely in the air as April arrives and the nights begin to get lighter. It is always lovely this time of year when the trees are in bud and daffodils flourish around every corner. This month we have all our usual activities as well as our April Carers’ Café and Happy Café which you can read about in this issue. Don’t forget you can pick up flyers and leaflets at the centre for all our activities plus some really useful care packs which are now available on request which are suitable for older people and carers. Please call us on 01274679843 to make a request.

We’ll be closed for Easter from Friday 19th April until Monday 22nd April 2019

Exercise Your Way to Happiness

This month at the Happy Café we will explore how being active can be important for our mental health and well-being. As well as exercise in its many forms being good for us, we will discover how relaxation and rest is just as crucial too.

The Happy Café is a fun and informal gathering of like-minded people who get together monthly on the quest for happiness.

Come and join us for lots of advice and information as well as a fun session of Curling. Admission: £2.00 includes refreshments and snacks.


The Happy Café takes place on Friday 26th April from 10.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon.

Sedbergh Boxing Club’s Impressive Wins

Sedbergh boxers brought home nine medals last week from a tournament in Denmark! A group of eight young boxers took part in a number of bouts and won 6 golds and 3 silvers between them. If that’s not enough, the team won an additional Team of the Tournament award for their impressive wins. Well done to all our winners – we are very proud. Boxing sessions take place at the centre on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 07961 905325 for more details. 

Youth Club Easter Crafts

Children aged 6-13 years will be able to take part in an Easter egg cup craft session on Tuesday 23rd April at the Sedbergh Centre.

There are lots of other activities to take part in including games, sports, air hockey, pool and table football. Tuck shop is available.

The Youth Club takes place on Tuesdays from 5.30 p.m. until 8.30 p.m. Admission: £3.00


Teddy Bear’s Picnic Coming Soon at Sedbergh!

March 2019

Welcome to March!

At last it is the month of (hopefully) better weather and celebrations of mothers, pancakes, shamrocks and daffodils! What more could we ask for? Last month we were very busy and held an induction day for level 2 courses, courtesy of the Learning Curve Group and ran two successful cafes – Carers’ Café and the Happy Café. Also this month, don’t forget the clocks go forward on 31st March 2019 when British Summer time begins!

Youth Club – Mother’s Day Crafts

Youth Club members can take part in a craft session on the 26th March when we will be making Mother’s Day cards and gift boxes. The Youth Club runs on Tuesdays from 5.30 p.m. until 8.30 p.m. Admission is £3.00

Thank you from Forget me not

The Forget me not Hospice would like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the raffle just before Christmas and to those who donated gifts. The young clients at Russell House were delighted with the vanity cases and beauty products that were bought with the proceeds.

Meet Milo

Milo is starting an amazing journey to become a life changing guide dog and has been sponsored by the Sedbergh Centre! Watch this space for regular updates.