Launch of The Addy proves a real treat for community

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy
Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy
0
Have your say

It was fun in the sun for young and old as families enjoyed a community fun day in part of north Halifax.

Dawn and Danny Hartley of the Community Support Services in Calderdale launched the grand opening of The Addy - formerly the adventure playground - in Mixenden.

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy, pictured is

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy, pictured is

The opening was celebrated by welcoming the local Mixenden community for a fun day which was a real success, attracting more than 250 visitors.

The Addy is situated just off Mixenden Road, across from the Holy Nativity Church and is the Community Support Services’ latest project which provides an employment centre for those with learning and physical disabilites, offering support and help in their preperation for employment.

Upstairs of The Addy is home to a dance hall, offering dance and drama workshops to all members of the community.

Dawn aims for the project to “raise awarness of disabilities” and “merge the community together”.

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy, pictured are Phillip Knowles, Jason Ferguson and Rachel Finnigan

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy, pictured are Phillip Knowles, Jason Ferguson and Rachel Finnigan

She is already thrilled with its support for local employment by recruiting 15 new employees.

Members of the Mixenden community took part in a range of activities during the fun day, from sports activities and Zumba dancing to balloon model-making and face painting.

Overall, Dawn and Danny said they were delighted with the event.

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy, pictured are Nellie, Nancy and Rebecca McDonagh

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy, pictured are Nellie, Nancy and Rebecca McDonagh

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy, pictured are the Dance Mill dancers

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy, pictured are the Dance Mill dancers

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy, pictured is two-year-old James Robinson

Mixenden Community Fun Day at The Addy, pictured is two-year-old James Robinson