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Raise free donations for us when you shop online

Start your online shopping at easyfundraising, and you could earn a small donation for Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust which we’ll use to keep the Old Girls’ School running. It doesn’t cost you any extra.

How it works

Watch this short video to find out how it works:

Sign up – no cost, no catch

  1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/35UNU8/ and join for free. Choose Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust as your cause.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising.org.uk first to find the retailer and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will usually give us a small commission – the price you pay is the same!

Thank you!

Thanks for your support. Your small donations will add up and come directly to our bank account. You can see how much we’ve raised at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/sherburncommunitytrust/

Please note there may be other cashback sites that offer more generous rewards at times. Purchases with special discount codes don’t usually generate an easyfundraising donation.

You can also donate when you shop at Amazon using the smile.amazon.co.uk website.

Sherburn Informer newsletter Issue 1/19

A new community newsletter is now available for Sherburn in Elmet, called ‘Sherburn Informer’. This replaces the previous ‘Community Informer’ which was delivered to all homes in the village. Download the first issue here.

Just before Christmas 2018 the announcement was made from the Community Association that the Community Informer would cease. This was sad news for hundreds of residents who relied upon the publication to keep up to date with what was going on around the village. The Parish Council, Community Association and Creative Shed Agency met to discuss in detail how the publication would be able to continue, if there were other options available and if it was viable to have a publication at all. It was agreed that the informer in its current form could not continue but there was a definite need for something in its place.

The new ‘Sherburn Informer’ although a lighter publication will be produced bi-monthly with the first issue covering April and May. It will be funded through the Parish Council and the new editor Anne-Marie Oldroyd will be compiling the information.

In each issue, you will find information about what’s on, the Parish Council report, news and contributions from local groups and clubs and other relevant information and news from the village. If you would like to contribute any news or information you can contact the editor on 07410453584 or anne-marie.oldroyd@siect.uk.

Whilst it the newsletter will no longer be posted to each house, it will be available to collect and it can be delivered direct to the elderly residents in the village.

Download the first issue here.

Future issues will be linked from the Sherburn Informer page on this website which also explains how to get a paper copy.

Co-op Local Cause

The Trust has been successful in its application to become one of three local causes adopted by our local Co-op store.

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They will donate 1% of the amount members spend on Co-op branded food products and selected services as well as money raised from sales of carrier bags and Co-op scratch cards.

Members can sign in to see the causes their local Co-op is supporting and choose which one they want their own money to go to. So please sign in or join up and nominate the Community Trust.

Old Girl’s School Autumn Newsletter

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The Friends of the Old Girls’ School are totally delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Big Lotteries Fund. There are two elements to the grant – nearly £100K to refurbish the building and then a revenue grant for 3 years to cover staffing to allow us to run the programmes we have proposed to the BLF. This means we will not just be relying on volunteers to run the Community Centre. There will be paid staff to manage the facility and session workers to help provide the programmes.

So what will there be at the Old Girl’s School Community Centre and Tearoom? Well obviously, a tearoom, which will open out onto our lovely garden which was created with the help of the grant from Tesco Bags of Help. We will have 2 activity rooms which can be used for exercise or activity classes. This is also where we plan to site the Community cinema. This space will also be available to rent out for Children’s parties. There will also be an IT media suite with Wi-Fi and computer access for training or just dropping in and networking. There are two individual rooms which can be booked for meetings or for consultations. We have good car parking at the back and obviously we are just a short distance up Kirkgate from the village centre crossroads.
Our current plan is to start work in early 2018, with a view to opening in late spring/early summer 2018.