We are now a charity!

rainbowPicAfter working closely with the Charity Commission our board has now achieved charitable status for the Sandringham Enterprise Centre (SEC).

This important development means that we can begin the work of raising money to develop services in our Centre, to work with individuals and groups to raise funds for their projects and develop a sustainable social enterprise model for delivery of the work of the Centre.

Our objects as a charity are given below…

To further or benefit the residents of Marham and the
neighbourhood, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation,
race or of political, religious or other opinions by associating
together the said residents and the local authorities, voluntary
and other organisations in a common effort to advance
education and to provide facilities in the interests of social
welfare for recreation leisure time occupation with the
objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents.

In furtherance of these objects but not otherwise, the trustees
shall have power:

To establish or secure the establishment of a community
centre and to maintain or manage or co-operate with any
statutory authority in the maintenance and management of
such a centre for activities promoted by the charity in
furtherance of the above objects.

What does all this mean?

As volunteers, using our energy and commitment, this means that we will work together to develop our Centre, bringing forward new things, but keeping and supporting existing groups and services too.

As your local charity – supporting each other in difficult times and creating as many broad smiles as possible whenever we can.

A childcare survey for 2011

bearsSittingPicWe have just posted our childcare survey and covering letter onto our main website here.

There has been an increase in families in our community, as well as developing plans to create a Children’s and Young People’s Board, in order to help improve our services.

If you had a few minutes to complete the form, which is also available for download, that would really help us understand what the needs of our familes are.

It also fuels the talks we have with our service partners about what is needed and how new or existing services can be created to best support you and your children.

If you do…thank you for your time in completing and returning our form by April 26th 2011.