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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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:
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
South Milford British Legion Club
Terms and conditions are shown at the end of this page.
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
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.
For any questions about the draw, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Old Girls’ School on 01977 685178.
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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.
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.
Great news that not only have we been successful with our application for a grant from TESCO Bags of Help but our project was voted by local Tesco customers to receive the highest award of £12,000.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards, 2,421 organisations from Tesco’s 400 regions up and down the UK will receive a share of the Bags of Help fund.
This will enable us to develop and landscape the area to the front of the Old Girl’s School and improve the access.
We have a draft lease from NYCC, but this cannot be finalised until our business plan is approved.
We have submitted our business plan to NYCC. It will be reviewed by NYCC in September.
If all goes according to plan, Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust will take over the building from 1st December.
We then have to get the building operational by Spring 17, this will be a community initiative, so we need help from trade people and local people who can help with the refurbishment of the building including plastering, electrics, plumbing and decorating.
We are applying for a number of grants to assist with the work as well as having our own fund raising activities. We have been notified that we have been successful in securing our first grant of £5,000.
We are also working with Selby District Council to secure funding for a Community Hub for Sherburn. This funding will be used across both buildings.