(Main centre) The Welcome Centre, 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QB

(Warehouse & Donations) Unit 7 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD1 3RR

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The Holmfirth High School Welcome Centre Appeal 2015

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Article written by the prefects who conducted the Holmfirth High School appeal for the Welcome Centre.

Our third school appeal to raise donations for and awareness of the Welcome Centre (Food bank and more…) in Huddersfield has once again been a great success with 18 crates of food and toiletries donated!

During the two weeks after February half term we… Read More

Our response to the Feeding Britain Report

The Welcome Centre was asked by the Huddersfield Examiner to offer a response to the Feeding Britain Report produced by the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the UK which received a lot of publicity in December 2014.   This is our response; some short extracts from it appeared in the Examiner.

The Welcome Centre would prefer to be out… Read More

Easter appeal – donate the value of an egg and help people in crisis


Easter appeal Instead of buying an Easter Egg this year please donate the cost of an egg to the     Welcome Centre. We support local people in crisis with basic essentials such as food, clothes, toiletries, bedding and household items such as pots and pans. Your donation would go a long way to help us support those  individuals and families in crisis. So instead… Read More

Sainsbury’s Shorehead pay us a visit


There is often a lot of talk about the lack of support the big supermarkets give to charities like us. Talk of food waste, people going hungry and the lack of support for the community. Well we are lucky here in #Huddersfield that Sainsbury‘s Shorehead, have chosen not only to support us with two collection points, a… Read More

Community Cards newsletter 2015

£5 a week challenge with Think Money

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As part of a campaign to help raise awareness about the food poverty and hunger that thousands of people across the UK are faced with every day Think Money Group have challenged someone from the Welcome Centre to take part in their £5 for one week food challenge.

They chose £5 as they believe that although it will be incredibly challenging,… Read More

Big rice challenge is a Fair success story

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Holmfirth-based environmental educators Fairandfunky had a nice rice surprise for The Welcome Centre

Holmfirth-based environmental educators Fairandfunky had a nice rice surprise for The Welcome Centre.

In September, the group launched the 90kg rice challenge, aiming to sell 90kg of Fair Trade Malawian rice three times over.

The rice challenge was taken on across the area: Fairandfunky led assemblies in… Read More

Save the date – 25th March 2015

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Huddersfield university final year events management students are hosting a charity dinner and auction to raise money for the Welcome Centre on 25th March 2015.

The venue will be at Huddersfield Golf Club and tickets will be available shortly. All proceeds will help support local people in crisis through the Welcome Centre. More details to follow or contact events.thewelcomecentre@gmail.com

Welcome Centre looking for donations to help spread festive cheer to those struggling to make ends meet

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While many residents are getting into the festive spirit, some Huddersfield families in crisis will this year struggle to celebrate at all.

But behind the scenes, the town’s own Santa’s helpers are working around the clock at the Welcome Centre, to help bring Christmas cheer to those most in need.

And now the Lord Street-based team, which provides emergency food… Read More

Syngenta does its bit for community

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Workers at a Huddersfield firm opened their doors to neighbouring community groups and showered them with Christmas good cheer!

Syngenta launched its Employees Community Gift scheme earlier this year and has made available a cash fund of £15,000 for local community and voluntary groups.

Workers make donations from their salary and the fund is topped up by the company.

The… Read More