Happy Days are looking for new Trustees

Happy Days are looking for new Trustees to contribute to the strategic vision and sustainability of the exciting and innovative charity.

Who are they looking for?

Innovative thinking is at the heart and Happy Days are looking for dynamic individuals who will challenge and help shape their future, as well as the lives of people who are homeless or at risk.

People who want to, and can, dedicate time, energy and skills to help us build our foundations and support the delivery of the Happy Days vision of housing and supporting those who are homeless and/or at risk.

Roles they are recruiting for:

  • Chair of Trustees
  • Trustee for Communities
  • Trustee for Social Enterprise
  • Trustee for PR, Marketing & Communications
  • Trustee for Pastoral Support

Being a Trustee will come with the satisfaction and empowerment of knowing that your commitment will make a direct difference to Happy Days and ultimately help fight homelessness.

A short film about some of the work they have being doing: https://vimeo.com/265350120

Happy Days will be hosting an information evening at the end of May where you can  meet with residents, volunteers and staff, and hear about their vision and current programmes of work.

If you are interested or want to find out more, email elaine@happydaysuk.org or call 01422 303458.

Do you want to get involved in the first ever Welland Festival?

Volunteers over the age of 16 are required to help out on the day of the festival (Saturday 16th June).

There are lots of opportunities on offer, including:

  • Stewarding
  • Social Media
  • Artist Co-ordinators
  • Workshop registration
  • Data Collection…and more!

There is a volunteer opportunities event to find out more over tea and cake: Friday 18th May 2018, 10am-11am at Mi Nana’s Café, 1 Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0AB.

If you can’t make the volunteers event but want to be involved they still want to hear
from you. Email Samantha McCormick at sam@curelwellbeing.org.uk

Food and Support Drop-In Update

Donation priorities: as usual tinned veg is in short supply. There is also a need for biscuits, washing up liquid, washing powder, toothpaste and any spreads such as meat pastes.

Full donations list: tinned meat; corned beef/ham/tuna etc., Cup a Soup, toilet rolls, tinned pies e.g. Fray Bentos, breakfast cereals, deodorant, tinned meals – Irish stew etc., shampoo, tinned rice pudding, shower gel, tinned soup, tinned puddings, sanitary towels, baked beans, tinned fruit, washing up liquid, tinned potatoes, washing powder, tinned vegetables (peas/carrots/sweetcorn etc.), coffee, curry sauce/pasta sauce, sugar, complete cat food, instant mash potato, fruit squashes, instant noodles/pot noodles etc., biscuits/crackers/cakes, individually wrapped sweets, meat paste/peanut butter & other sandwich fillers, instant custard, “bags for life” bags, jam/marmalade/lemon curd/chocolate spread, UHT milk, can openers, potato peelers, savoury bakes for the refreshments on Saturdays – before 9am if possible, men’s socks, gloves, double bedding, large towels and trainers.  

The Drop-In is open for deliveries on Thursday and Saturday Mornings between 8.30am and 12 noon. They also need volunteers on these days – regularly or occasionally – and they also need people to help clean up after the doors close at 11.45am on Saturdays.

Volunteer at The Gathering Place: The Drop-In are really short of volunteers to help out during the week (daytime) to keep them running. Can you help? Or do you know someone who might be able to support?

The roles they are short of volunteers for are:

  • Pick ups (i.e. food from supermarkets and fast food restaurants)
  • Cleaning
  • Help in the kitchen

If you can help then please contact Bren Hopson – Email: bren@christianstogether.org.uk, phone: 01422 647390.