Qtr 3 2021

Carers’ Cafe Re-launch          NEW

Christmas Campaign

We are delighted to announce that our Carers’ Cafe will re-open on Wednesday 15th September from 10.30 a.m. until 12.00 noon. Carers are invited to come along to enjoy respite, information & support, crafts, activities, pamper sessions, quizzes and games. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is £2.00.

We are starting to plan our annual Christmas Fayre, which will take place on Sat 20 November! We’re now appealing for volunteers and donations of gifts, chocolates & bottles. If you can help please call 01274 679843 or email the centre on sedberghcommunitycentre@yahoo.co.uk

Fibromyalgia Support          NEW

The Power of the Mind and How to Use it

We are launching a Fibromyalgia Support group on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 from 10.30 a.m. until 12.00 noon. We wish to welcome anyone who will benefit from it. This surprisingly common illness affects people of all backgrounds and currently 14,000 people are diagnosed every year. We are working closely with Low Moor Medical Centre group who will offer advice on pain management and resilience techniques.

Admission is £2.00

The Happy Cafe is delighted to offer an informative and motivational talk about The Power of the Mind & How to Utilise it.

This exciting presentation describes how your mind works and what can be achieved by using the power behind it. You will learn how to achieve your full potential and be the best you can be.

WHEN: Friday 24 September 2021

TIME: 10.00 a.m. until 11.00 a.m.

WHERE: Sedbergh Centre

PRICE: £1 (includes refreshments)

Sedbergh Boxing

Youth Club

Sedbergh Boxing is open for members. Mondays: Age 6-10 years 5.00 p.m. until 5.45 p.m. & Open session from 6.00 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Wednesdays: 6.00 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. carded only. Thursdays: Age 8 – 10 years 5.00 p.m. until 5.45 p.m.

The Sedbergh Youth & Community Centre Youth Club will re-open on Tuesday 14 September 2021 from 5.30 p.m. until 8.30 p.m. Children aged 6 – 13 years are invited to attend to take part in activities such as gaming, air hockey, pool, table football, board games, arts and crafts, team sports and more.

Admission is £3.00.

Themed days may charge extra.

Tuck shop open for snacks.

Toddlers’ Stay & Play Re-opens

Pro-dance Academy Re-opens!

Toddlers Stay & Play will re-open on Tuesday 7th September 2021! We are looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. There’s lots of space, toys and outdoor play areas plus a state-of-the-art sensory room. Admission is £2.00 (2nd child £1.00). Snacks are included! This activity is for children aged 0-4 years.

Pro-dance Academy opens its doors on Monday 6th September after the summer holidays! Here you can learn flexibility & technique, lyrical, street dance, musical theatre, cheerleading & toddler dance. Call Beth on 07463 292606 to enquire.


Fun-o-cise sessions take place on the last Friday of the month from 11.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon. Join us for skittles, archery, kurling, boccia & more. Admission: £1.00

Qtr 2 2021



We are very pleased to announce that more of our activities and resources are now open, which you can read about below and overleaf. If you are visiting the centre for any of our sessions, please observe government guidelines to keep yourself
and others safe. This includes signing in, social distancing and wearing a facemask if you can! We look forward to seeing you soon!



Bring the kids down to the centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1.00 p.m. until 3.00 p.m. There’s
lots of space, toys and outdoor play areas plus a state-of-the-art sensory room. Admission is £1.50
(2nd child 50p). Snacks are included! This activity is for children aged 0-4 years.

We are delighted to announce that our Young at Heart group opens on Wed, 14th July between 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. This activity is suitable for adults of any age but is popular among older people. Here we enjoy friendly chats, quizzes,
reminiscence, games, Bingo and refreshments. Admission is £1.00 with some small charges for

additional games.




Our friendly Happy Café is due to re-open on 30th July 2021. This group is perfect for anyone interested in happiness, well-being & mindfulness. The cafes will take place on the last Friday of each month from 10.00 a.m. until 11.00
a.m. Due to the nature of the sessions and covid restrictions, we are limited to the Rule of 6 so booking is essential. Call Lucy on 01274 679843 to book.

Free job support is now available by appointment only. We can help with job search, applications, CVs
and interview skills. Call Lucy on 01274 679843 to make an appointment.



Pro-dance Academy offers sessions in flexibility & technique, lyrical, street dance, musical theatre, cheerleading & toddler dance. Call Beth on 07463 292606 to enquire.

Advice, information and guidance is available on Mondays & Wednesdays by appointment only.
We can help with benefit advice, debt advice, utility deals, formfilling and food bank vouchers. Call Colleen on 01274 679843 to book.

Sedbergh Boxing is now open for beginners, adults and children. For further details please call Peter on 07961 905325.

Qtr 1 2021

Welcome to Spring and (hopefully) some brighter days ahead. As local restrictions begin to ease, we should keep in mind that some kind of normality will be a slow and steady process. In line with government steps one, two, three and four we will announce dates when we will be able to open up for various activities. Covid-19 will no doubt remain a part of our lives for the time being and we are going to have to do things differently in order to keep everyone safe. However, we will meet again as soon as it is possible to do so, safely. We’ll be in touch again soon, with updates. Until then, keep in touch and join up to some of our online activities detailed below and overleaf. 

Join our Facebook Group

Young at Heart

bringing people together

Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. for fun, chat, quizzes & games! Everyone is welcome.

Join Here

Young at Heart is part of The Holistic Reach Programme funded by the Community Fund

Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be - Unknown

Online Career & Education Support

Looking for Employment? Want to get some qualifications? Need a CV? We can help with all of the above. This service can be provided online so you will need an email address so we can talk to each other. The home study courses (level 2 qualifications) are free too – subject to criteria. Just get in touch and we can see if you are eligible. Contact us at sedberghcommunitycentre@yahoo.co.uk or via the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sedberghjobclub

Food Items Available

We have a stock of basic food items at the centre available for anyone who is struggling or feeling the pinch. Contact us on 01274 679843 or email us at sedberghcommunitycentre@yahoo.co.uk to see if we can help. Pick-up will be by appointment only at a time arranged that is convenient to all.

Qtr 4 2020

We wish you a Merry Christmas! 

It’s been a while since we sent out our newsletter due to the Covid closures. As most of you know, we’ve had to close the centre temporarily while staff has been furloughed. However, we’ve been able to carry out some improvement work thanks to funding from Sport England, contract workers and trusted volunteers. Updates have included a new border wall, car park and freshly painted areas. We know these are difficult times and the last thing we wanted to do was close our doors – but the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff is of utmost importance. We’ll be in touch again soon with updates and notices of new opening times as soon as we’re able. Thank you for your support during these uncertain times and we hope you all have a very Happy Christma

Food Parcels

At the centre we have limited stock of basic food items available for anyone who is struggling or feeling the pinch. Contact us on 01274 679843 to see if we can help. Pick-up will be by appointment only please before Friday 18th December 2020.

Shop Amazon Smile

Support our charity when you shop at Amazon by visiting smile.amazon.co.uk. Select Sedbergh Youth and Community Centre as your charity & every time you buy through the SMILE website, 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated.

Halloween Face Mask Competition Winner

Congratulations to Colby Phelan who won our Face Mask competition in October with his FANTASTIC entry. Colby received lots of Halloween goodies as a prize. Thank you to everyone for sending in some brilliantly creative entries. Well done!

Warm Home Discount Scheme

You may be able to get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2020-2021. If you qualify, the money will be discounted from your bill between Sep & March. You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with gas & electricity. This won’t affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment. To qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme you should get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit or be on a low income. Contact your supplier for details and to see if you meet the criteria for the scheme.

Virtual “Young at Heart” Activities

If you are on Facebook, you may be interested in joining us for a virtual get-together on Wednesdays between 1-3 p.m. Here, we take part in quizzes, games and competitions as well as reminiscence activities. Please email us at sedberghcommunitycentre@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to join and we’ll send you an invite.

young at heart social

Don’t be Bored – Take an Online Course

We have access to a number of different home study courses (level 2 certificates), free to you, subject to criteria.  At present, clients are able to induct online, so there is no need to come to the centre to enroll. If you are interested, please email us at sedberghcommunitycentre@yahoo.co.uk for details.

It’s been a challenging year for everyone and we hope 2021 brings us plenty of new things to look forward to. We’ll certainly do our best to open our doors as soon as possible and welcome you all back. Until then, keep safe and have a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

March 2020

Welcome to March!

Spring is in the air (well it should be anyway) and at last we can see new buds and daffodils beginning to appear! This month we have a lot going on, as well as our usual jam-packed intinerary, we have a couple of additional projects on the go including an induction day for FREE level 2 courses (see below) and the launch of our exciting Making a Man Shed campaign! Please read on…

FREE Home Study Courses (Level 2 Certificate)

We have a number of different home study courses available for induction on Friday 3rd April from 10.30 – 12:00 subject to criteria. All candidates MUST attend the induction to qualify for this FREE funding. Please email Lucy at sedberghcommunitycentre@yahoo.co.uk for full course details and to secure your place.

Sedbergh Spotlight – Carers’ Cafe

The Sedbergh Carers’ Café is a monthly session taking place on the third Wednesday of the month. Set up to give respite to those who care or who have cared for others, we offer a light-hearted social network including lunch, carer information, games, quizzes, crafts & holistic well-being sessions. Admission: £1.50.

“When I first came [to Sedbergh] I was isolated and a loner. [The Carers’ Café] gets me out of the house and [is a] time to talk and meet others.”
- Sedbergh Client

Help us Make a Man Shed

Can you help us make a Man Shed – a weekly session – for men to get together for social activities, support & laughs to help clients gain a renewed sense of purpose, belonging & well-being? A Man Shed can help build social connections; forge new friendships and go a long way towards improving health & happiness – reduce loneliness and even save lives.  Now we want to crowdfund £1,000 to really get the project started and are asking for donations of any amount to pay towards providing refreshments; develop the project out to more men and make a contribution towards utilities. 


There are a number of rewards available for specific donations and it is easy to contribute. Please visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/manshed from 4th March until 22nd April and ‘like’ and ‘follow’ our page at https://www.facebook.com/sedberghmanshed to join the crowd!

Dancers Wow Disneyland

Pro-dance Academy Bradford recently performed in Disneyland, Paris! After successfully gaining a place, they flew out 27 of their advanced dancers; took part in a workshop then showcased a 20-minute performance in front of a huge audience. The dancers were amazing and received comments from the Disney Director saying what a brilliant job Pro-dance Academy did – from the dancing to the costumes on stage! Before the dancers came home, they enjoyed the theme parks by meeting the Disney characters and went on the rides. Pro-dance Academy would like to thank Sedbergh Youth & Community Centre for helping with fund-raising and venue hire, Tesco Halifax Road for allowing them to bag-pack and everyone who contributed. Pro-dance Academy, Bradford – we couldn’t be prouder! Well done.