Last weekend to Dine out for SmartMove

The Mayor and Consort of Calderdale Coun Ann Martin and  Mohammad Naeem at a Smart Move lunch in the Town Hall, Halifax.
The Mayor and Consort of Calderdale Coun Ann Martin and Mohammad Naeem at a Smart Move lunch in the Town Hall, Halifax.

Dine out in Calderdale knowing you’re doing your bit for charity in the last week of the Come Dine for SmartMove culinary campaign.

The campaign began cooking on gas for a month with culinary gods and goddesses getting creative in the kitchen and hosting their own Come Dine for SmartMove dinner party whereby guests donated £10 towards the Halifax charity that provides housing and other services for homeless and vulnerably housed men and women across the district.

The second half of the campaign involving participating restaurants on the area donating £1 for every dining party seated between October 26 until now.

So, have your cake and eat it this weekend - devouring scrumptious food and doing your bit for Calderdale’s homeless by dining out in some of Calderdale’s finest participating establishments.

A host of restaurants and eateries have got involved, see the list.

Landlord of The Sun Inn, Lightcliffe, Mike Yates said: “As a public house we understand the importance of having a place where people can feel at home and that’s why we’re really happy to support SmartMove’s Come Dine campaign.”

Dining out and doing a bit for charity took place in the Mayor’s Chamber at Halifax Town Hall at the start of this month.

Around 20 businesses attended the buffet luncheon made and served by Maltings College chef apprentices after Stuart Rumney, chief executive at SmartMove, gave a presentation about the work of the charity.

Mr Rumney said: “We are very greatful for the support from the local community with the Come Dine for SmartMove campaign - the support shown has been phenomenal and we would like to thank members of the public who have got behind and backed the campaign to support some of Calderdale’s most vulnerable members of society.”

Mayor of Calderdale coun Ann Martin (Lab, Brighouse) said: “The event went well - it was a good business networking event for SmartMove.”

Another dining out fundraising event was organised by SmartMove at The Works, Sowerby Bridge, where around 80 people attended the Sunday lunch put on by the bar. Diners enjoyed a hearty traditional Sunday two-course lunch for £15 per head - raising £800 for the charity that cares for homeless people.

For anyone who’s over-indulged in the culinary campaign there will be Zumbathon taking place on November 10 - open to anyone who wants to burn off a few calories in a three-hour dance-fitness-athon at Threeways Gym, Ovenden, Halifax, at £10 per person. For more information contact Mandy Kennedy 07704269234.