20
OCT
2012

October 2012 – £10,000 awarded by The Big Society Fund

The Poppy Centre Trust were successful with their application to the North Norfolk District Council Big Society Fund. We applied for £10,000 towards the underfloor heating pipework for the new building.  This is the next stage after the brick and block work has been completed...
15
JUL
2012

2 July 2012 – Poppy Centre Charity Shop opens

As funding was still proving difficult to secure the committee decided to open a Charity shop.  They had been searching for several months for some suitable premises.  They wanted a High Street location, which was big enough to stock a range of clothes, bric a brac, books and...
12
APR
2012

April 2012

The Poppy Centre Trust was awarded £5,000.00 from the Norfolk Community Fund towards the external doors and window shutters.  This made the building secure and weather proof.
05
DEC
2011

August 2011 – brickwork commences

In June 2011 the Poppy Centre Trust received a significant grant from an anonymous donor.  It meant that finally the brickwork could begin.  Lots and lots of red bricks were delivered and the brickwork commenced And slowly the building began to grow. and up it went until it...
22
JUN
2010

June 2010 – drains and ground works

In June 2010 we had raised sufficient funds to remove the old ground works and put in the new drains and footings in readiness for the brickwork.  A lot of money for not a lot to see!!
15
NOV
2008

November 2008 – old scout hut removed

In November 2008, we were finally able to have the old scout hut removed.  It had been hoped to keep it open and operational for use, with the steel structure put up over the top, but annual safety checks in May had highlighted remedial work, the costs of which were uneconomic...
10
MAY
2008

April 2008 – Steel Structure ordered

Further to a significant grant of £20,000 received from the Norfolk Youth Fund, we were able to call in pledges of funding from the 1st Stalham Sea Scout Group, Stalham Town Council, and Stalham Skate Park which together with the fund raising events which had been organised meant...
01
APR
2008

1991 – 2008 – Background

After more than 10 years trying on their own, the Scouts agreed to the formation of The Poppy Centre Trust as it seemed a group representing several youth organisations from the community would have more success in raising funds for a replacement building than one that was just...