Sherburn’s response to Coronavirus

A video organised by us at Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust and Sherburn Coronavirus Aid Group, funded by Selby District Council, has been produced to showcase the amazing work which has taken place over the last few months. This video shows the vital work that over 100 volunteers put into helping the community during the Covid-19 crisis.

Help for the residents of Sherburn in Elmet during the peak of the crisis included shopping, book loans, delivery of prescriptions, befriending and more. The group were also responisble for errecting the flags and banners around the village to say thank you the the NHS and keyworkers.

Video produced by local company Seven Video Productions.
Promoted by local company Creative Shed Agency.

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Volunteer Trustees Wanted

Would you like to make a real impact to your local community?

Who are we?

We are Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust – a local charity with a big impact. We benefit the communities of Sherburn in Elmet and surrounding villages by:

  1. Providing and maintaining the Community Library
  2. Providing and maintaining the Old Girl’s School Community Centre.
  3. Employing a Community Development Manager to coordinate and develop community projects. One current example is Sherburn Coronavirus Aid Group, who have helped hundreds of local residents, have worked through the Community Trust.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit two volunteer trustees to strengthen our existing team. We are particularly looking for people with either Finance or HR skills.

This means attending monthly trustee meetings, contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring we are carrying out our charitable objectives and managing our resources, and supporting our small team of staff and volunteers.

You will:

  • be numerate and computer literate
  • have good communication skills
  • be committed to your local community
  • understand and accept the responsibilities and liabilities of being a trustee
  • be able to meet the minimum time commitment of 12 trustee meetings per year.

What difference will you make?

We were formed in 2016 and have been successfully running two important local facilities. You can play a part in continuing that success.

What’s in it for you?

You will share your skills and experience and make a real impact on your local community. You will work with a friendly team of dedicated people and develop transferable skills, improve your CV and broaden your experience.

Interested?

Please email info@siect.uk with brief details of yourself and we will get in touch.

Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust work in the community involved with Sherburn Community Library, Sherburn Coronavirus Aid Group and The Old Girls’ School Community Centre.

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Notice: Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust 2019 AGM

Notice of the Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust (SIECT) 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Date: 25th November 2019
Time: 6pm
Venue: The Old Girls’ School Community Centre, 18 Kirkgate, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6BL

For further information or intention to attend please contact Andrew Potts, Secretary Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust, on andrew.potts@siect.uk

Sherburn in Elmet 2020 Calendar

What every wall is longing for: a calendar for 2020 with fantastic photographs of Sherburn in Elmet. This could make the perfect present!

Calendars cost £5 each with profits going to support The Old Girls’ School Community Centre. They are available to buy from:

  • Sherburn & Villages Community Library
  • The Little Teapot Tearoom
  • The Old Girls’ School Community Centre
BOTTOM: striking cover image. TOP: back of calendar summarising the photos each month.

For any questions, please email The Old Girls School at info.togs@siect.uk.

Prize Draw in aid of Old Girls’ School

The Prize Draw is currently suspended. Please call Sarah Kay (Centre Manager) on 07731745057 for any queries.

A monthly prize draw was launched on 1st September 2019 to raise funds for the Old Girls’ School Community Centre. The prizes are:

Prize Draw is in aid of The Old Girls’ School Community Centre in Sherburn in Elmet.
  • 1st Prize £300
  • 2nd Prize £200
  • 3rd Prize £100

Tickets cost £1 each for entry into the draw that month and can be purchased from:

  • The Old Girls’ School Community Centre
  • The Little Teapot Tearoom
  • Fields Garden Centre
  • Oddfellows
  • The Wheatsheaf
  • Gingers Hairdressers
  • South Milford British Legion Club

Terms and conditions are shown at the end of this page.

Winners

March 2020 winners

We regret to inform you that due to the current situation, we will NOT be holding the Monthly Prize Draw this month – due on Saturday 28th March.
We would like to offer refunds to anyone who has purchased tickets for the March Draw.
Please call Sarah Kay (Centre Manager) on 07731745057 to arrange a time to collect your refund. Please bring your Draw Ticket with you as proof of purchase.
Any monies not refunded by 31st March will be put into general funds for the running of the Centre.
We hope to resume the Monthly Prize Draw later in the year and we will inform you when tickets are back on sale.
Thank you for your support.

February 2020 winners

First prize £300 – Ann, ticket number 2777
Second Prize £200 – Dan Sutcliffe, ticket number 2245
Third Prize £100 – Mytum & Selby, ticket number 3134

January 2020 winners

There was no draw in January. Any ticket sales during January will be included in February.

December 2019 winners

First prize £300 – Emma Turner, ticket number 4737
Second Prize £200 – Mytum & Selby, ticket number 2481
Third Prize £100 – Mr Sutcliffe, ticket number 3179

November 2019 winners

First Prize £300 – Sandra Lewis, ticket number 4864
Second Prize £200 – Paul Romans, ticket number 1518
Third Prize £100 – Jenny Bennett, ticket number 1124

October 2019 winners

First Prize £300 – Gary Stretton, ticket number 4754
Second Prize £200 – Lian Copeman, ticket number 0672
Third Prize £100 – Mandy Gundhill, ticket number 2969

September 2019 winners

First prize £300 – Mandy Gundhill, ticket number 0866
Second Prize £200 – Andy, ticket number 0156
Third Prize £100 – Anne Gray, ticket number 0777

Terms & Conditions

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions (PDF document).

The promoter is Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust who are registered under the Gambling Act 2005 with Selby District Council. All profits from the prize draw go to The Old Girls’ School Community Centre, which is operated by Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust, registered charity number 1166770.

Contact

For any questions about the draw, please email sarah.kay@siect.uk or call the Old Girls’ School on 01977 685178.

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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/

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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.

National Lottery Funding

Great News!

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Trust has been successful in our bid for National Lottery Funding. We have been awarded a fabulous total of £223,210 of which approximately £95,000 is for the refurbishment of the building and the rest is to support the running cost for the first 3 years.

We have also secured a promise for further funding from Selby District Council for refurbishment and window replacement. So taken together this will allow us to get on with renovating the building and securing it over the coming winter.