Showing their love for Calderdale

Love Calderdale event in Halifax town centre. Courtney Dawson, eight, and Katie Sagar, three.
Love Calderdale event in Halifax town centre. Courtney Dawson, eight, and Katie Sagar, three.

Crowds turned out in their thousands over the weekend to enjoy the annual Love Calderdale event.

Organised by Christians Together, the festival celebrated and thanked the people of Calderdale for their ongoing support to community projects, including Halifax’s Food and Support Drop-In Centre.

The town centre was a hive of activity with performers and entertainers and there was plenty for all the family to enjoy on Russell Street with games, crafts, face painting and more.

Donkey rides, a sand pit ball and paddling pool kept children entertained at Southgate and Calderdale’s Bus Oasis, a specially converted bus with facilities for young people, was also parked up to entertain audiences.

Jeff Heaton, of Christians Together, said: “It was an absolutely amazing day, it was a delight to see people with a smile on their faces.

“That was the best thing. Thank you to everybody who volunteered and for making the day happen.

“We had phenomenal weather, the sun shone on us and brought the people out, it was packed all day.

“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.”