UPCOMING THEME ACTIVITIES
- Relax and Recharge weekend – 25th to 27th January
- Lesbian weekend – 1st – 3rd February
- Annual General Meeting – 29th – 31st March
- Lesbian weekend – 10th – 13th May
- Tarot reading
- Sourdough bread making
- Creative writing/poetry
- Shamanic drumming/circle work
- Hair and make up tutorials
- Drama workshop
- Basic BSL
- Murder mystery
Please express your interest in any of these ideas or offer to skill share a different event.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR OTHER 2019 WORK WEEK DATES – or contact us if you have specific skills you would like to trade for a free nights stay.
The work weeks are usually held mid-week, twice a year, in order to take on specific major jobs eg. Gardening, repairs, redecorating, constructing. Recent work weeks have been well attended, with a satisfying list of jobs completed. Thank you to all you lovely women who have been so fab, the house couldn’t do with out you.
In return for a minimum of 5 hrs work each day, you can stay for free, but this must be arranged in advance with the workers. Children over the age of 11 may accompany volunteers at the discretion of the workers, but usual charges apply for children unless they are also volunteering.
Travel expenses may be reimbursed. Email us for more details.
We are always looking for women with particular skills in plastering, plumbing, painting, sewing, gardening etc. and of course women to help with lifting, cooking and cleaning. There is usually a range of jobs for a range of skills – from the DIY experienced to those of us who barely know one end of a hammer from another! It is always friendly and fun, and you are welcome to learn and share with others. For your efforts you will have lots of good food, good company and a free stay (you can also come for just a day or two). Please speak to a worker or email us for more details and to book a place, or to offer to cook or fundraise for a work week.
Older Boys Weeks
Occasional weeks or weekends are set aside for women to be able to bring boys up to their 15th birthday (boys up to their 11th birthday are welcome all year round). Please email us for more details. Boys up to their 15th birthday can also stay as part of a closed house booking at the discretion of the workers.
Older Boys Weeks 2019 are:
5th-9th of April
29th July – 4th August
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR AUTUMN OR WINTER OLDER BOYS WEEKS – YET TO BE CONFIRMED
Three Peaks Challenge
On the weekend of 6th/7th September 2019, we will be offering a free stay at the house (on Friday and Saturday night) to anyone who commits to raising £100 in sponsorship for us to complete the Three Peaks Challenge. Ours will be a little different – if you don’t want to or can’t complete the peaks in 24 hours, you are welcome to take the whole weekend, or just do whichever ones would be a personal challenge for you. The most important thing is to have fun and raise some sponsorship – if you call us to discuss we can give you advice on how to do this.
If you would like like to participate but don’t fancy walking we also need women to cook for our walkers and to run checkpoints to supply water and moral support!
Why not organise a fundraising event?
You can be sponsored to do ANYTHING, ANYWHERE! How about a sponsored silence, tiddlywinks, bridge playing, bike ride, book reading, knitting, not smoking, doing circuits of your local park, etc. Every penny goes towards the House, and means we can continue to make improvements.
email us or speak to the workers for more info + sponsor forms.
A women-only disco held in Todmorden (West Yorkshire), usually on the second Saturday of each month, (not January) which organises occasional benefit nights for Horton WHC.
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