01
DEC
2016

Thank you Stalham High School

We are delighted to advise that we have received a donation from Stalham High School of £174.80 as a result of a non-uniform day held in school.  Thank you very much.
24
OCT
2016

£61,000 target left towards the ground source heating system

As we are now saving specifically for the ground source heat pump and bore holes, which will cost £80,000 to complete the heating system to the building.  We have now set aside £19,000 towards this target from the income from the shop and donations received.  This leaves us with...
06
SEP
2016

Thank you DK Fairs – Walcott Indoor Collectors Fleamarkets 2016

Thank you to DK Fairs for once again inviting us to benefit from hosting their annual flea markets at Walcott.  The Poppy Centre volunteers, Margaret and Jennifer attended on our behalf and over the four dates £ 1502.89 was raised towards the building project.  Since 2014 these...
30
JUL
2016

Change of tactics

Back in 2013 the Poppy Centre Trust was pledged some funding towards the project.  The Trustees decided to set this aside against the ground source heat pump and installation of the bore holes.  Income from the Charity shop would continue to be used to keep the completion of the...
05
MAR
2016

Door furniture is installed

We have now got sufficient funds to purchase all the door handles, locks, kick plates, closers etc.  Work has commenced to install all of these to over 50 doors!  Our external steel door and shutter contractor, Cooks, have been back to install two new external doors to the side...
05
FEB
2016

Landscaping complete

The main building contractor came back in October to take down the fencing, and to complete landscaping to the front of the building and the tarmac to the paths.  In addition, as part of the Poppy Centre’s commitment to make good Recreation Road and the Car Park following...
25
OCT
2015

Tables and Chairs arrive!

We applied to Awards for All for a grant towards fixtures and fittings.  We were successful and have just taken delivery of all the tables, chairs, trolleys etc that we will need for the new building.  Thank you to them.
20
SEP
2015

Thank you to DK Fairs – Walcott

Once again this year the Poppy Centre was invited to be the host charity of these antique and collectable fairs held at the Lighthouse Inn at Walcott.  There were sales during May, June, July and August – the grand total that has been received/raised by the Poppy Centre i...
20
JUL
2015

Flushing loos!

The water system has now been commissioned and is up and running – we have flushing loos and water to all taps – it feels like this is a major step forward.  We have also part fitted the kitchen, which is a kitchen of two halves, a stainless steel (semi commercial)...
20
JUN
2015

Hot and cold water system installed

Whilst waiting for the funding to come through for the ground source heating system, the Trustees, in association with our contractor Anglia Heating, have set aside enough funding to install the hot and cold water system.  This will enable much of the plant room work to be...