Saturday, 26 September 2009

Halifax RLFC Vs Barrow Raiders - The Grand Final

A load of Painter's Chronicle people are going to this event to cheer the Blue and Whites on, if you'd like to join us please contact Billy on ASAP and he'll sort out tickets and coach travel for you. Be there for this great event!

Friday, 25 September 2009

Fishing for Bishops Gig

Tomorrow the debut performance of Fishing for Bishops will take place at 9.00 at the Pulse Bar. The band have been working up to this for many months (though only a fraction of those were spent actually working) and hopefully the gig will be a success. With a varied and alternative (thinking of one particular song here) set list, it promises to be a great night. Probably.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Luddenden Calendar 2010

Entering its 9th year the Luddenden Calendar is now available to buy. Featuring images from the Luddenden Valley and surrounding areas it helps raise approaching £3,000 each year for good causes supported by the Mayor of Luddenden. The Painter's Chronicle have some to sell, with each calendar costing £3 each. However, not all of the £3 will go back to the Mayor's Fund, £2 will go straight into the Calder High School Pace Egg fund, as they are represented in this years calendar. The Pace Eggers would be extremely grateful if you could help both causes by purchasing a calendar from the Pace Eggers. To order online, email

Matty Rose Returns

Matty Rose has returned from his trip to Malawi.
Full report to follow . . .

500 Faces of Hebden Bridge - 400 Up!

Jason Elliott's 500 Faces of Hebden Bridge is now fully in motion, as he has now reached 400 pictures! Only 100 to go for this fantastic project to be complete, if you'd like to be a part of this project, get in contact with any PC personel and they'll help you get enrolled as a face!

Now sit back, relax and enjoy the 400 faces already captured!

Halifax RLFC Vs Featherstone Rovers

Halifax RLFC will play Featherstone Rovers this Thursday in the Cooperative Championship Grand Final Eliminator. If Halifax win this match they'll be through to the grand final where they will play the much fancied Barrow Raiders. The game kicks off at 7.30 at The Shay Stadium, Halifax and will be shown live on Sky Sports. The game promises to be a great encounter, and there will be a huge turn out. To find out more about the game log onto

Do not miss!

Ben Scarf Leads PC Fantasy Football

Ben Scarf has stretched his lead at the top of the Painter's Chronicle Subscripients Fantasy Football League even further this week, scoring a whopping 69 points! Ben has been consistently at the top of the table and with second placed Lewis Finney 29 points away in 2nd, it is going to be tough to catch him! Will Chadwick, Matt Ball, Jack Gormley and Sam Bailey are all still in the mix having recently hit the 300 points total. However, like they say, it's not how you start, it is how you finish!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Matty Sets Off

Yesterday, Matty began his trip to Malawi - and started the first in a series of three flights which would take him to Lilongwe, the longest of which was a twelve hour flight. On arrival he noticed that there were monkeys in the trees, and that the countryside was very beautiful.

The picture shows Matty with the gifts which subscripients of the Painter's Chronicle helped fund - with over £170 raised. Thank you to all who contributed.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Message From Matty Rose

Dear Fellow Subscripients,

I am posting to ask if you want to make a donation for a very worthwhile cause;
On the 12th September 2009 I am going on a visit to Malawi, a developing country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malawi is a former British Colony that gained independence in 1964. Malawi is a stable multi-party democracy which faces many challenges.

Facts & Figures

Malawi has High Infant Mortality and High Maternal Mortality Rates and a Low Life Expectancy

Malawi Infant Mortality Rate: 92 Deaths per 1000 live births ~ UK Infant Mortality rate: 5 Deaths per 1000 live births

Malawi Maternal Mortality Rate: 1120 mothers die every 100,000 live births ~ UK Maternal Mortality Rate: 7 mothers die every 100,000 live births

Malawi Life Expectancy: 43.82 years ~ UK Life Expectancy: 79.01 years

During my time in Malawi I will be visiting local schools and hospitals and I wondered if any of you would be kind enough to make a pledge/donation to be used on gifts for the schools and hospitals.

How to Donate/Pledge:

Personally– give your donation in a sealed envelope to Matty Rose (Year 10 Calder High), Billy Painter (Calder VI) or to Isaac Rose (Greenhead College) by 10th September 2009.

Email – email your personal details and the amount you wish to pledge to and we'll collect!

Post – post a cheque with the amount you wish to pledge to 2 Hollock Lee, Cragg Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 5RT

Any donations at all would be warmly welcomed!

Thanks in Anticipation,
Matty Rose