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Community Foundation reception event

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Town Hall Dental

The Old Town Hall

Thornton Square

Brighouse

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The Community Foundation for Calderdale invites you to join them at Town Hall Dental, on July 17th at 5pm.

Canapes and drinks will be served 5:00pm -5:30pm followed by a short presentation.

This event will be our second Foundation Club reception event and will focus on our work to tackle child poverty in Calderdale.

The Community Foundation for Calderdale has identified that over 14,000 children are living in poverty locally. Action must be taken to support those young people and their families.

The reality for over 14,000 children and their families in Calderdale is they regularly do not have enough money for basics, such as food, shoes and adequate clothing.

Children living in poverty are more likely to:

  • Have poor physical health

  • Experience mental health problems

  • Have a low sense of well-being

  • Underachieve at school

  • Have employment difficulties in adult life

  • Experience social deprivation

  • Feel unsafe

  • Experience stigma and bullying at school.

Last year a poll of 1,026 teachers in England highlighted how poverty is blighting the lives of more impoverished families. It identified that holes in shoes, no outside coat, trousers far too short, holes in clothes, still wearing sandals or unsuitable footwear on freezing days is everyday life in UK schools.

We are aiming to raise money to tackle these issues locally, we recently launched our Foundation Club initiative, whereby local business can support our work with a donation of £50 per month and we will match it pound for pound. The money raised will help us deliver vital support to local children.

To find out more about the benefits of being a member please click here or email Emma@cffc.co.uk

You can see our members page here.

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