Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is chosen as a Co-op Local Community

Whirlow Coop

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is delighted to have been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.

At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, they’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in Sheffield.

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is raising funds to support the costs of running their education programmes on their working farm. It costs over £1million each year to run their charity and provide educational visits for children and young people. They have specialist programmes to help children and young people with additional learning needs and/or struggling with their mental health. They work with primary and secondary age children as well as those over sixteen.Whirlow Lamb

Their mission is to ensure there is a place in education for every child.

To help them raise vital funds, they’ll be relying on Co-op members. When a member buys selected products or services from the Co-op they earn a 5% reward for themselves, with a further 1% for local causes like Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

The Co-op is looking to support organisations that make a difference in their local communities by protecting & improving community spaces, helping people reach their full potential by developing their skills or promoting health and well-being.

Co-op members can choose Whirlow Hall Farm Trust as their local cause by visiting membership.coop.co.uk/causes/34939. They really hope that people will visit the website and donate their 1% to the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

If you’re not a member and would like to support them, you can join at your local store or online
at www.coop.co.uk.

When a community comes together they’re able to achieve great things, so they hope you can help promote their project.






Aligarh cookery school launches with masterclass

On Sunday 26 April Crosspool’s Aligarh Indian restaurant launches its cookery school with a masterclass from chef Jaswant Mehra.

The session includes cookery demonstrations, one-on-one training, recipe cards and buffet.

Tickets are £35 each- call 0114 266 6096 to book.

Aligarh cookery school launches with masterclass
Aligarh cookery school launches with masterclass


Aligarh cookery demonstration and St Columba’s cookery course

Aligarh cookery demonstration

Aligarh Indian restaurant in Crosspool
Aligarh Indian restaurant in Crosspool

On Sunday 8 February Aligarh restaurant chefs will be demonstrating how to cook Chicken Balti, Chana Masala and Pilau Rice at the Crosspool restaurant.

The session takes place 2-4pm and all guests will receive a three course meal, and a complimentary recipe card.

Tickets are £15 each – call the restaurant on 0114 266 6096 to book.

St Columba’s cookery course

St. Columba's church, Crosspool
St. Columba’s church, Crosspool

Meanwhile, St Columba’s popular Magnificent Meals for Men cookery course will be returning from Friday 30 January.

The cost for this is £50 for six sessions (£25 in case of financial difficulty), payable by cheque in advance.

Art and tablet courses start in Crosspool

Two new courses started this week in Crosspool at Benty Lane Scout Hut.

iPads for Beginners/Moving on with iPads started on 3 November and will run Mondays 1-3pm.

Art for Beginners starts on Thursday 6 November and runs 10am-12pm.

Pre-booking is advisable. Call 0114 2500613 or email info@heeleydevtrust.com to book your place.


New courses from September in Crosspool

Heeley Development Trust is planning several courses starting in Crosspool from September.

Outline details are below. Please check with the organisers for more information or to book by calling 0114 250 0613. You can also get in touch with Heeley Development Trust on Facebook.

Spanish for Beginners
Come and learn how speak basic Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere, to enable you to get by on holiday.

  • Thursdays September-December, 1-3pm
  • Benty Lane, Crosspool
  • Tutor: Pete Bird

Art for Beginners 
Come along and join our friendly art group, no previous experience necessary, just a willingness to try out lots of different new art projects from sketching to modrock mask making.  All equipment provided.  Come and unlock your creative side!

  • 10 Weeks
  • Tutor: Jordanna Farimond
  • From September, 10am -12 noon
  • St John Scout Hut, Benty Lane, Crosspool
  • Cost: £60/£10 (10 weeks)

A fantastic mixture of stretching, yoga positions, pilates and relaxation. Don’t forget a bottle of water!  Wear loose clothes and socks.

  • Thursdays September-December 1pm-2.30pm
  • 12 weeks
  • Church of St Columba, Crosspool, S10 5PL
  • Tutor: Rachael Quinn
  • Cost:  £55/£10 (12 weeks)

Evening Yoga Class

  • Thursdays September-December (12 weeks)
  • Crosspool Venue: To be confirmed
  • Tutor: Rachael Quinn
  • Cost: £55/£10 (12 weeks)

Ipads for Beginners (5 weeks)

  • Mondays September-October, 1-3pm
  • Venue: St Johns Scout Hut Benty Lane, S10 5NF
  • Tutor: Neil Bingham

Moving on with Ipads

  • Mondays October-December 1-3pm
  • 5 weeks
  • Venue: St Johns Scout Hut Benty Lane, S10 5NF
  • Tutor: Neil Bingham
  • Cost: £35 or £10 (conc)

Internet and Emailing (10 Weeks)
Come and learn how to create your own email address and surf the internet, this course is designed to help you navigate your way around the Internet and look at ways to help you get the most from it, including money saving tips.

  • Tuesdays: September-December, 10am-12pm
  • 10 weeks
  • Venue: St Johns Benty Lane, S10
  • Tutor: Neil Bingham
  • Cost: £60 or £10 (conc)

Moving on with Ipads (5 weeks)

  • Fridays September-October, 10am-12pm
  • Venue: St Johns Scout Hut, Benty Lane,Crosspool, S10
  • Tutor: Neil Bingham
  • Cost: £35 or £10 (conc)

Ipads For Beginners (5 Weeks)

  • Fridays October – December 10am-12pm
  • Venue: St John Scout Hut, Benty Lane, Crosspool
  • Tutor: Neil Bingham
  • Cost: £35 or £10 (conc)

Family History for Beginners
This course will give you a chance to use the Internet to help research your family tree, plus learn fascinating facts about Sheffield’s past, unearth your family secrets and unlock the skeletons in the cupboard!

  • Starting Monday Mornings in September
  • 10 Weeks
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Venue: St Johns Scout Hut, Benty Lane, Crosspool
  • Tutor: to be confirmed
  • £60 /£10 (conc)

Computers for Beginners courses starts Monday 23 June 2014

Following the success of previous computer courses Crosspool Forum, together with the Heeley Development Trust and tutor Wendy, will be running a further five-week introductory to Computers for Beginners in the Scout Hall on Benty Lane Crosspool.

Classes start on Monday 23 June 2014, 10am-12pm. Laptops are provided. The full five-week course costs £35, or £10 for concessions.

Anyone wishing to join the course should contact Saima or Yvonne at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 250 0613 or Ian at Crosspool Forum on crosspoolforum@fsmail.net : – Tele 07713 687 955.

Computers for Beginners starts Monday 23 June 2014
Computers for Beginners starts Monday 23 June 2014

Tablet/iPad course starts Monday 12 May 2014

Crosspool Forum is helping organise a course to help those less confident using tablets build their skills.

The 10-week course starts on Monday 12 May 2014 at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane and runs 1-3pm. Topics include:

  • Identify the iPad’s features and use settings
  • Use the iPad’s on-screen keyboard efficiently
  • Use multi-touch gestures on the touch screen display
  • Manage apps and make use of Safari and iTunes
  • Capture photos and videos by using the iPad’s camera
  • Identify Safari’s useful features and gain practical experience using a web browser
  • Use the Settings more efficiently to personalise an iPad
  • Experience using the App Store to download and use an application
  • Gain practical experience of using both the Mail and Messages apps
  • Find out about FaceTime

It costs £60, or £10 for those in receipt of means-tested benefits.

To enrol or find out more, please contact us on 0114 250 0613 or email info@heeleydevtrust.com.