News

6 Aug
Previous Winner - Batley Butterfly House @BatleyButterfly
Batley Butterfly House pitched for money to support their activities at the recently refurbished Butterfly House in Wilton Park which include a Saturday “Bug Club” to teach kid about insects, nature and biology, coffee mornings on Monday and Friday and a community growing space on Sunday Mornings

Dewberry Soup is Back.

As you know we support the very innovative Dewsbury Soup – think of it as Dragon’s Den but much simpler – make a small donation, we suggest a minimum of £5 which includes a bowl of soup, a vote and the opportunity to listen to four local people pitch their ideas.

Previous Winner - Batley Butterfly House @BatleyButterfly Batley Butterfly House pitched for money to support their activities at the recently refurbished Butterfly House in Wilton Park which include a Saturday “Bug Club” to teach kid about insects, nature and biology, coffee mornings on Monday and Friday and a community growing space on Sunday Mornings

Previous Winner – Batley Butterfly House @BatleyButterfly
Batley Butterfly House pitched for money to support their activities at the recently refurbished Butterfly House in Wilton Park which include a Saturday “Bug Club” to teach kid about insects, nature and biology, coffee mornings on Monday and Friday and a community growing space on Sunday Mornings

There is now a new date to apply to pitch or request a bribe slot #2DewsburySoupONTHEROAD will be on 12th September, 6.30pm at Batley Bulldogs.

If you want to apply to pitch you need to do so by the 30th August – the application form can be found at www.dewsburysoup.org.uk

And if you want to be a judge please email your postcode and email address to dewsburysoup@outlook.com.  You need to live or work in a North Kirklees postcode; and be available to read the pitches that will be emailed to you between the 31st August and the 3rd September.  You can be a judge and pitch – you can also vote for yourself on the night if you get to pitch!

Take a look at the website and learn more about the last event and how it works. Here is the link to book your tickets : Eventbrite

 

9 Jul
courtney-hedger-336844

An amazing £905.00 raised for Howlands

Last month Christine Sykes, who is one of our class room assistants, organised a social evening at Old Bank Working Men’s Club in aid of Howlands.
Well over 100 people attended to be entertained by singers Tony Styles and Linda Senior.
Linda, who is Christine’s sister-in-law and a former professional singer, is in the UK on holiday from Australia, and as soon as she heard about the evening she volunteered to take part.
Everyone had a great time and an amazing £905.00 was raised for Howlands.
Many thanks to Old Bank WMC and their staff for their help and to Tony Styles and Linda for their very professional entertainment.
But specials thanks to Christine for making the evening such a great success.
28 Jun
Howlands fashion show

Howlands Fashion Show Raises Hundreds of Pounds

A very big thank you to everyone who attended our fundraising charity show here at Howlands helping to raise £330.
Howlands fashion show
Over 60 of you wonderful people attended in support and lovely to see people enjoying a glass of wine whilst viewing a wide range of clothing for purchase from outlets such as M&S, and White Company.
Of course massive thanks to our volunteers and those who modelled the clothes so brilliantly.
7 Jun
poster1 email

Charity Bungee Jump Fundraiser in aid of Howlands

 

 

We would very much like to thank Mr Brook Evans from Kaleidoscope Nurseries Ltd for putting himself forward to take part in a charity bungee jump to raise funds for Howlands.
Brook will be jumping off a crane from 160ft on Saturday the 11th August at Salford Quays in Manchester. Show your support, take a day out.

poster1 email

25 May
Howlands fashion show

Howlands Fashion Show Announced

poster jpg

Howlands fashion show in association with The Complete Clothing Company will be held the 23rd June at 2.00 pm.
Held at the in Howlands building on School Street Dewsbury, ladies fashion will be on sale at BARGAIN PRICES.
Summer stock is arriving daily from brands such as M&S, TopShop, Wallis, Next, monsoon and many more, with items ranging from clothing, accessories and handbags.
Join us, £5 per ticket which includes a glass of prosecco or tea and coffee.
1 May
Dewsbury Soup

Dewsbury Soup – Dewsbury’s Version of Dragon’s Den

Dewsbury Soup – Dewsbury’s Version of Dragon’s Den comes the the Howlands on May the 16th from 7pm.

Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 17.33.18

It’s simple, come along, make a small donation, we suggest a minimum of £5 which includes a bowl of soup, a vote and the opportunity to listen to four local people pitch their ideas.

The winning pitch receives 100% of the donated door money, its then up to them to use their micro-grant to help make their idea a reality. The only stipulation is they live in North Kirklees or benefit North Kirklees with their idea, do not use technology during their pitch (props are allowed), and that they come back to a future Soup to let the audience know how they are getting on.

To submit an application to pitch, download and complete the application form here. To attend the event receive your place here.

The audience can live anywhere – they just sign up to say they are coming along, and pay a minimum of £5. The first Dewsbury Soup will be at Howlands on 16th May from 7pm. Pitchers can be from a charity, a community group, a business, anywhere so long as they live in North Kirklees or have an idea/project which would benefit and be delivered in North Kirklees. They are asked to complete an application form, which is reviewed by a panel of judges, and on the night 4 ideas are pitched, for 4 minutes each, with 4 questions from the audience. The only criteria are that they need to be people who need our help to get an idea, project or business off the ground, or support an existing project or business to fund something they need.
The judges also need to live in North Kirklees, and can nominate themselves. They will be sent all the application forms and select the top 4 for them, based on their own criteria. The combined judges scores determine who gets to pitch on the night.

Really looking forward to seeing you there.

27 Mar
Many thanks to those who supported our social evening

Many thanks to those who supported our social evening

Many thanks to those who supported our social evening at Blenheim House. As you can see from the picture it was a fun night enjoyed by all which raised a remarkable £456.00.Many thanks to those who supported our social evening
Also a big thank you to our Coffee Morning regulars who attended our Easter Fair last week, which raised well over £400.00.
Such fabulous dedication from our supporters.
We wish all our supporters, volunteers and members a very Happy Easter.
19 Mar
Thank you Lloyds bank

Thank You Lloyds Bank

Everyone at Howlands was surprised to receive an email from the Lloyds Bank Foundation Staff Matched Giving Scheme to say they were donating a further £290 to match the money raised by the Bank’s Dewsbury branch during their Christmas Raffle.
Many thanks to everyone involved especially Saima Latif who organised the raffle.
The money will go towards  buying materials for our big art exhibition this autumn.
Thank you Lloyds bank
8 Mar
Second hand clothes collection

Second Hand Clothes Collection

Second hand clothes collection is now taking place at Howlands.
Second hand clothes collection
If you have or are about the attend to that Spring Clean think of our collection.
29th March is our deadline. You can either drop your unwanted clothing at Howlands or contact us to arrange collection. 
20 Feb
Howlands Member Tackles Sponsored Bike Ride

Howlands Member Tackles Sponsored Bike Ride

Howlands Member Tackles Sponsored Bike Ride. Kevin Walton has been a member for 33 years and has cerebral palsy.
Howlands Member Tackles Sponsored Bike Ride
His condition has never stopped him from taking part in Howlands activities and showing he’s made of true grit he’s declared he will be raising money for Howlands by taking part in a sponsored bike ride later this year.
Showing sheer determination Kevin is already in training for the ride
Howlands Member Tackles Sponsored Bike Rideand is taking advantage of the facilities and bikes and at Street Bikes in Cleckheaton as well as working with personal trainer, Sam Cullingworth of the Muscle Pit Gym in Dewsbury.
 Howlands Member Tackles Sponsored Bike Ride
Sam is delighted to be working with Kevin and is setting up a programme to slowly develop Kevin’s physical strength over the next few weeks. We’ll keep you updated of progress.