Registered charity number 1043486
Our Charitable Objectives
are to raise funds to increase opportunities and enhance the education of the pupils at Sidestrand Hall School, either individually or as a group. It is not for day to day running expenses.
The Trustees meet termly to review the accounts, review the shop operations and to make grant decisions
We raise funds from :-
- Income from our charity shop – Strands
- Commission on school photographs
- Smile Amazon and Just Giving donations
- Sales of unsold rags and books (Ziffit)
- Annual fundraising events – Summer Fete and Xmas fayre.
- Donations from parents, governors, staff, local businesses eg for raffle prizes at our annual events, for other activities in the year eg Strandfest and direct donations
Seeking grant donations from external charities. We have been fortunate to receive the following grants:-
|Who from||How much||When||What for|
|Wooden Spoon||£18000||Nov 19||6th form Skills pod|
|Tennis Foundation||£862||Oct 17||Tennis|
|Exigo||£500||Feb 16||6th form flat|
|Wooden Spoon||£9000||Oct 14||Clement Lodge conservatory|
|Forever Manchester||£200||Jan 14||Breakfast club|
|Santander Foundation||£5000||Nov 13||Clement Lodge conservatory|
|Wolfson Foundation||£50000||Sep 13||Workshop|
|Yorkshire Building Society||£1436||Sep 13||Trampoline|
|Big Lottery Fund||£6865||Jul 13||Summer school|
|Hedley Foundation||£1000||Jul 13||Trampoline|
|Parent||£3000||Jan 13||Clement Lodge|
|Clothworkers Foundation||£14000||Jun 12||IT|
|SFIA||£1000||Feb 12||Adventure playground|
|Big Lottery Fund||£8709||Jul 11||Respite provision|
What we have done with funds raised in the past few years:-
|Paid for the Nest school visit||£300||FY 19-20|
|Strandfest contribution||£126||FY 19-20|
|Anti bullying show||£375||FY 19-20|
|Pupil Xmas presents||£200||FY 19-20|
|Library books||£5000||FY 19-20|
|Library bus purchase and remodel||£25000||FY 18-19 AND FY19-20|
|Selfish Giant production||£295||FY 19-20|
|KS 2 Pantomime visit – shortfall||£457||FY 18-19|
|Board games||£47||FY 18-19|
|Incentive rewards for house system||£805||FY 17-18|
|Residential grant Edale||£250||FY 17-18|
|Lower school Osmo explorer equipment||£500||FY 17-18|
|6th form shrubs||£150|
|Xbox 360, controller, games for ELM||£200||FY 17-18|
|Norwich puppet theatre workshop/performance||£600||FY 17-18|
|Wind in the Willows musical theatre||£295||FY 17-18|
|Activities week||£4600||FY 17-18|
|Market stalls||£958||FY 17-18|
|Duke of Edinburgh equipment||£750||FY 17-18|
|Tea party – Hatters||£50||FY 17-18|
The shop is managed by a fantastic team of volunteers led by our shop manager – Sheila Neale.
Strands is open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm
Donations can be taken to the shop during opening hours or, if from parents, sent into school.
We love good quality clothes, accessories, handbags, shoes, jewelry, books, toys, crockery, bric-a-brac, CD’s, DVD’s, bed linen and curtains, unwanted gifts and much more. We can now also accept small electrical items (as Cromer Electric have very kindly offered to PAT test them for free before resale).
Any items which are donated and we can’t sell are sent for recycling, with textiles raising additional funds through the ragbag programme and books being sold to Ziffit.
The shop is also a drop off point for donations of toiletries to Leeway – a domestic abuse charity that the School supports.
Shop telephone number – 01263 515188
The School/Shop is a member of Cromer Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer in Strands Shop
We are always looking for cheerful and trustworthy volunteers to join our happy team at the shop. Tasks may include:-
- Sorting donations
- Steam cleaning garments
- Tagging and pricing items for sale
- Assisting/serving customers and taking payments (using an electronic till)
- Opening/closing the shop
- Displaying items for sale
- Keeping shop floor and ancillary areas clean and tidy
Training for all tasks is given and the schools safe recruitment processes followed for all volunteers.
Please contact the School Business Manager at Sidestrand Hall School for an initial informal discussion/application form or pop into the shop for a chat with Sheila and collect an application form from there if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
Donate goods to our shop
We love good quality clothes, accessories, handbags, shoes, jewelry, books, toys, crockery, bric-a-brac, CD’s, DVD’s, bed linen and curtains, unwanted gifts and much more. We can now also accept small electrical items. Drop off at the shop between 10am-4pm Monday-Saturday or at the school during school hours.
Purchase goods from Smile Amazon instead of regular Amazon
prices are the same, just select Strands as your charity of choice and we will receive a donation of 0.05% of the sale price. www.smile.amazon.co.uk
Donate monies direct to the Charity
speak to the School Business Manager for bank details