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Local volunteers wanted for High Peak Youth Hostels

YHA Supporter GroupsYouth Hostels in the High Peak are calling on members of the local community to volunteer and get involved with its new Supporter Groups initiative.

Supporter Groups are being established at YHA Castleton, YHA Edale, YHA Eyam, YHA Hathersage and YHA Ravenstor and are designed to bring together local people who would like to volunteer on a regular basis.

As well as volunteers, a co-ordinator for the new YHA High Peak Supporter Group is also being sought.

Whether you have DIY, creative, gardening or organisational skills, YHA would love to hear from people who would be interested in joining its Supporter Group.

Volunteering offers a great opportunity to make new friends and contribute to the local community. It’s also a way for families to do something together, as anyone over the age of 14 is able to become a YHA volunteer.

Last year 3,500 volunteers gave 187,000 hours of their time across the YHA (England and Wales) network, making a valuable contribution to both youth hostels and the charity.

YHA CastletonRichard Hayes manager of YHA Hathersage said: “We appreciate every single hour of time that people volunteer with us as it helps us maintain and run this Youth Hostel.  We really want to get our new Support Group off the ground and it relies on people in the community coming forward and getting involved.

“As well as putting something back into the community, volunteering is also a great social and family activity. It’s also an invaluable opportunity for younger people to develop their CV, skills and experience and help get them work ready.”

If you want to sign up to your local YHA Supporters Group, visit: https://jobs.yha.org.uk/volunteering-form/ to fill out a short volunteering form. For more information about other YHA volunteering opportunities, visit: www.yha.org.uk/volunteering or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

15 September 2016

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Don’t miss out on this inspiring day of adventure films and activity!   The 7th annual Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 at Hope Valley College and is sure to excite and inspire with a collection of award winning films from around the world.  

The day time event is packed with the very best films from the world of climbing and mountaineering, mountain biking, kayaking, mountain culture and adventure travel, with non-stop action from 11:00am to 6:30pm.   The programme includes films from the ‘Best of Kendal Mountain Festival’, the ‘Best of ShAFF’ and appearances by award winning film makers and adventurers. You can also enter the youth bouldering competition or try out the slack lining, caving challenge or mini orienteering event.   Or why not enter our Youth Adventure Short Film Competition by making your own 3 minute adventure film, there are prizes from Go-Pro and winners will be screened at ShAFF.

At HVAFF 2016 the evening event is running focussed, the Hope Adventure Running Evening (or HARE) with inspiring films and talks from record breaking fell runners Judith Jepson, Spyke and Nikki Spinks.   The evening session starts with Pie & Peas available from 6pm and lectures from 7pm, all served up with locally brewed beer!

Check the website www.hvaff.co.uk for full programme details and on-line ticket sales.   Tickets can also be purchased over the counter at Outside in Hathersage or on the door at the event itself on Saturday 27th February. – We do advise you book online to avoid disappointment.

The Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival is a great day out for families and seasoned outdoor sports addicts alike. Tickets bought on the door cost £10 for adults, £6 for under 18’s or £30 for a family of four, and are cheaper when bought in advance.     Evening tickets for the HARE event are £7.50.    

HVAFF is organised and run by volunteers from the Hope Valley College PTFA and all proceeds go to improving facilities at the college.

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The Hope Valley Community Library is hoping to open this year. Our starting stock of books is being stored at the moment in about 25 boxes in an outbuilding  which we suspect may be a bit damp. Can you offer some dry space (or even help in other ways?)  Please contact Daniel Wimberley on (01433) 650085.


Hope Valley Community Library will be a place to borrow books but also a meeting place, and a home for all kinds of book-related activities from local writers reading their work to story times for youngsters, reading circles, writing workshops and readings, special  interest book displays, book speed dating and bring-your-special-book days. We are currently exploring various venues, and also gearing up to catalogue the books in readiness for our grand opening.

Dec 2015

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Hope Valley Fab Young Farmers help Bluebell Wood children by raising £ 1,315.00

More than £ 1,000 has been raised for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice by Hope Valley Young Farmers who adopted the charity for the whole year.

The farmers of the Hope Valley chose to support the hospice because the welfare of children is close to everyone’s heart. Activities undertaken by the farmers varied from Tug of War, Public Speaking, Quizzes, Sports, Cookery, Stock Judging, fencing and tractor driving!. The year went incredibly well culminating in Hope Show on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Alice Helliwell said they loved supporting such a great charity and knowing the proceeds were going to such a vital cause. She/he said: “It was a privilege to help those who life has dealt such a cruel blow to”.

Russell Hall, Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “Hope Valley Young Farmers have been absolutely fantastic over the last year. We’re extremely lucky to have so much support from groups like HVYFC who raise awareness of the work of our hospice, which is filled with love and laughter. The Hope Young Farmers do great work. Over the past 10 years the club has raised well over £28,000 for different charities.

It costs £3m a year to keep our doors open and we receive less than 10% government funding. Every penny raised makes a huge positive difference and I’d like to thank Hope Valley Young Farmers for this fabulous support.”


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Ultimate Netball TeamLafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead site near Buxton were delighted to be able to help Ultimate Netball team, when the company was approached to sponsor their new kit.

The team, which has had great success recently in the Buxton and District Netball League, are now proudly wearing their pink strip, complete with Lafarge Tarmac’s logo to the front and the player’s positions on the back in black.

Viv Russell, Lime & Powders Director at Tunstead, said: “We were pleased to support the Ultimate Netball team by providing their new kit.  They have played really well recently and we wish them every success for the rest of the season!”

Paula Williams, Lafarge Tarmac employee and Ultimate Netball Team member, said: “We would like to thank Lafarge Tarmac for their sponsorship of our new team kit.  It has given us a real boost in confidence and the bright pink colour makes our fellow players easy to recognise quickly, which we hope will help us retain our winning streak!”

Ultimate Netball Team, which is currently at the top of Division B in its league, play regularly at the Chapel Leisure Centre in the High Peak, close to the Tunstead site. For more information on the team please visit www.buxtonnetball.leaguerepublic.com

For more information on Tunstead Cement & Lime visit the website www.lafargetarmac.com or call 0800 1218 218.

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