Calderdale Rising

by Business4Calderdale in Calderdale

We did it
On 12th February 2016 we successfully raised £152,402 with 710 supporters in 28 days

1,000 businesses were flooded in Calder Valley on Boxing Day. This project is to help 103 of them to get back on their feet & smile again!

by Business4Calderdale in Calderdale

 New stretch target

Now we have raised more than the minimum £150,000, we aim to raise as much money as possible to help these businesses with their recovery. The next target is to hit £200,000. And with fantastic rewards on the page, we hope you will help. Every penny counts for our businesses at the moment.

The Christmas spirit was abruptly cut short in 2015 when massive floods burst the banks of the River Calder and the Calderdale Canal overflowed into streets and buildings on Boxing Day, creating chaos for thousands of householders and over 1,000 businesses. Retailers, industry and offices were all devastated.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last 4 weeks, and as we're nearly at our initial £150k target, we decided to go all lovey dovey - hope you like our new pink logo & new rewards below.

How do I get involved?

  1. Please either choose one of the rewards to the right hand side of the screen.  Many of these products showcase our businesses and our beautiful region on the edge of the Pennines in West Yorkshire.  More details about the businesses we are supporting are further down this page.
  2. Or if you wish to make an immediate donation instead of a reward, please choose the £5 'thanks' pledge and you can amend the amount on the next screen.  Please tick the 'gift aid' box if you are a UK taxpayer.
  3. More rewards are being added every few days, so please come back and look again later.  Experiences, weekend breaks and more products will be added to this list once the current ones are sold out.
  4. And please share this campaign with your friends and family so we can spread the word!

The businesses involved in this campaign are generally family owned or independent small businesses. They are the lifeblood of our economy, our employers and the future for our children. They are retailers, engineers, transport companies, restaurants, cafes, professionals, tourist attractions and pubs. Typically thriving and vibrant towns, high streets, and industrial estates are now subdued. Their people are in shock and shattered. Business owners, in some cases, are facing months of repairs to rebuild their broken enterprises.

Read all their individual stories about what happened to them as a result of the floods by clicking here 

How does it work?

If this is the first time you have visited Crowdfunder, here’s how it works.

If you pledge money to us, and if enough of you do the same within the time limit, we will reach our target. Once we have reached our target your pledges will be debited from your account and the money sent to us, after fees. We will pay the businesses that have provided rewards, and then distribute the funds equally amongst the rest of the businesses involved, who are all being asked to share in promoting our campaign. The businesses can then use those funds to help them get back to full strength.  And we'll be in touch to arrange your reward or experience immediately afterwards.

All our rewards are products or 'money can't buy' experiences that are exclusive to Crowdfunder. Some are limited in availability and won’t be around forever.  Others will also be added in due course, so please come back and have a look again.

For the final few days of our campaign we wanted to say "We Love You" from all of us and maybe you'd like to buy something for your love from our selection below?

Please check to the right of the screen for latest rewards.


 Other Events

On Thursday 25th February, Blazing Saddles Cycle Shop are having "A Very Special Event" with guest speakers from the GB Paralympic Cycling Team, including the amazing David Smith MBE, already an Olympic gold medallist in rowing in London 2012 and undertaking the 8mm Race of his Life to Rio.  Also an auction with some fantastic products up for grabs! Tickets can be bought from the shop or online here:

More Videos from our Businesses

Here are a few videos from some of our businesses:

The White Swan

The Banyan Tree

The Golden Lion

Thank you & we hope to see you soon!

We do hope you have enjoyed looking at our page and viewing some of the fantastic things we have to offer in the Calder Valley! If none of our rewards catches your fancy, our community would be incredibly grateful if you could support this campaign anyway by offering a donation - just click the top reward on the right hand side "Thanks" and you can amend the £5 figure, to whatever you feel you can offer, on the next screen. 

For more information about our area, please take a look at the Visit Calderdale website

We are a shell-shocked community. But with your help, we will be up and fighting back, courtesy of that infamous Yorkshire Grit! 

Please do share details of our campaign to your friends and family.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A huge thank you from the Calderdale community for supporting our flood-stricken businesses! Please also use this reward if you wish to donate more.

£5 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£5 Reward

Tin of Mini Lovehearts from Something Sweet The love heart tin is 100g of mini-love hearts, the famous fizzy sweet with messages of love.

£10 or more

8 of 20 claimed

£10 Reward

A Gingerbread Man Soap with Balloon The Yorkshire Soap Company have created this charming gingerbread man soap with a red loveheart balloon. Opulent, indulgent and sweet with moisturisers and natural fragrances. But this is most definitely not edible!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Cream Tea Afternoon & Canal Cruise in the Calder Valley - Treat yourself to a relaxing 50 minute cruise on our traditional narrowboat, Gracie. Sit back and enjoy the tranquility and idyllic scenery of the beautiful Calder Valley. You will be served a home made scone with fresh cream and strawberry jam along with a teapot of Yorkshire Tea in our vintage china. Fair trade coffee is also available. Informative commentary will be given while you cruise. Our boat is dog friendly, your well behaved pooch is also most welcome on board. The team from Hebden Bridge Cruises will email you after the campaign closes to book at date with you - subject to availability.

£20 or more

4 of 10 claimed

£20 Reward

6 Valentines Cupcakes Shauna from Valentines Café is the perfect baker for this reward! 6 valentine’s themed cupcakes, in different flavours, presented in a box to ensure safe delivery. Price £20 including delivery, will be despatched on Friday 12th February. Limited to 10.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Become a Hebden VIP! A card offering discounts, offers and privileges over a wide range of shops & restaurants in the beautiful, creative & quirky town of Hebden Bridge which has a large range of independent retailers and is a popular tourist destination for shopaholics and lovers of the great outdoors! Offers valid from 1st March 2016, for one year. Cards will be delivered by post shortly after the campaign closes.

£95 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£95 Reward

Luxury Pamper LOVE Hampers Earth Spirit and Spirals have combined their fair trade and ethical product ranges to create this beautiful gift. Full of goodies such as toiletries (including Weleda, Emma's Soap and Bee Fayre), Pukka Teas and luxury hot chocolate. Also, 2 beautiful wine glasses and yummy chocolates, Star Child lavender oil with burner, incense sticks, candles... and a few extra treats!! Price £95 incl P&P- limited to 2.

£125 or more

4 of 19 claimed

£125 Reward

Offroading for the Adrenaline Junkie - join the 4x4 West Yorkshire Volunteers on the last Sunday in any month, for a 2hr passenger experience tearing around an off-road course in a disused quarry on the edge of the Pennines, in one of their 4x4 vehicles. These drivers are highly experienced and will take you on the ride of your life! Followed by a hot lap as a passenger in a Quadzilla Buggy racing some of the experts - expect to get dirty! Kindly offered by the charity and their volunteers ; more information about them here

£125 or more

2 of 8 claimed

£125 Reward

A Dream Trip in a Sporting Classic - would you like to live the dream? Enjoy a 2 hour drive, kindly chauffeured by Steve, of TSL Fluid Power, in this beautiful 1972 V12 E-Type Jaguar, lovingly restored with a 6 litre fuel-injected engine Price £125pp limited to 8 places. Dates & times subject to agreement and availability between May - September 2016.

£5 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£5 Reward

Sweets for your Sweet! Something Sweet, the renowned traditional sweet shop in Hebden Bridge, has offered either a bag of pink & red sweets. In the bag of sweets there is: strawberry bonbons, red laces, lovehearts, strawberry bits, Haribo cherries & giant strawberries, Maoams, plain chocolate toffies and marshmallows.

£10 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£10 Reward

£20 Silly Billys Toy Shop Vouchers for the young at heart! From Silly Billys traditional toy shop in Hebden Bridge.

£12 or more

12 of 10 claimed

£12 Reward

Stay close to my heart - a beautiful glass heart pendant measuring 30mmx30mmx20mm deep, on a pink ribbon, from Gina B Glas. £12 incl P&P

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£15 Reward

Last Tango in Halifax Cream Tea Holdsworth House, location of many a scene in Sally Wainwright’s “Last Tango in Halifax” has offered 2 cream tea’s for 2 people. So while away the hours in surroundings of this historic hotel, whilst enjoying fresh home-baked scones or cake, cream and preserves and a pot of refreshing tea or coffee served in vintage bone china cups and saucers.

£25 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£25 Reward

Love me, love my dog! Such a cute collar for your four legged friend, offered by The Lamppost Café of Hebden Bridge. Size is medium - adjustable from 30-45cm Price £25 incl P&P

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