A festival to showcase the love for Calderdale

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Show your hometown that you don’t just like it but love it in the Love Calderdale annual celebration.

Organised by Christians Together, Love Calderdale 2015, is a festival to celebrate and pay thanks to the generoud people of Calderdale for their ongoing support to community projects including Halifax’s Food and Support Drop-In Centre which provides weekly food packages to vulnerable men, women and children.

The Halifax town centre free event will take place on May 30 at Corn Market, Russell Street and Southgate.

All-time classic hymns will be performed by The Salvation Army Band, alongside Magpie Movers Dance Troup, and other singers and dancers, tight-rope walkers, fire jugglers and other entertainers will perform at Corn Market, from 12-5pm.

Russell Street will showcase stalls with games, crafts face and glass painting, cupcakes, cocktails, massage and more for guests to indulge in.

While donkey rides, a sand pit ball and paddling pool will keep the kids entertained at Southgate.

Calderdale’s Bus Oasis - a specially converted bus with facilities for young people - will be parked up to entertain audiences.

Jeff Heaton, Christians Together administrator, said: “As Christians we believe Christ gave everything for us – this is one way of showing that love to the people of Calderdale.

“It is also a great way to say a big thank you to everybody for the support they give us in donations of food and money and time in volunteering to support people in the Food and Support Drop In - our homeless shelter - and everything else we do for some of the most marginalised and poorest people in Calderdale.

“Thank you everybody and remember God loves you.”