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Raising funds for the Village Centre

What we're fundraising for

The building has been constructed by the Dersingham Parish Council with the help of the Big Lottery and various other grants and Public Works loans. The equipping of the Centre, with tables and chairs, saucepans, cutlery, cups and saucers, in fact almost everything, is the responsibility of the Dersingham Village Centre Association, which has been tireless in its fundraising work.

We have a rolling programme of making improvements to the Centre, its facilities and its equipment. The building is a resource for the entire village and it does need your support. There are several ways in which you can help:

  • Join our Village Centre Lottery, with monthly cash prizes
  • Join the Amazon Smile charity programme
  • Buy a ticket for one of our fundraising events, such as our ceilidh or casino nights
  • Make a donation

It isn't just money that we need, it is helpers too. There is more information about volunteering on our volunteers page.

More about volunteers

The Village Centre Lottery

The Dersingham Centre Lottery is a great way for you to help us raise funds, wih the prospect of three cash prizes each month as an incentive! There is a a £5 monthly subscription to purchase a number. All numbers are entered into a monthly prize draw, with 30% of the sales being distributed as prizes. The remaining 70% of subscriptions goes to the Village Centre fund.

If you would like to subscribe, you can pay by PayPal (debit and credit cards accepted). Or, you can pay annually or quarterly by direct credit or standing order. Or you can pay annually by cash or cheque. For immediate online subscription to the Lottery click the PayPal Subscribe button below. For all other means of payment please download an application form from the link below. Prize draws take place at the beginning of each month and the winning ticket numbers are published in Village Voice magazine, on the News blog on this website and on our Facebook page.

PayPal Payment Options
Download of lottery application form - opens as a PDF
Download of lottery terms and conditions - opens as a PDF

The Amazon Smile

The Amazon Smile is a way that, if you buy anything from Amazon, you can contribute to our fundraising efforts at no cost to yourself. If you join Amazon's Smile programme they will contribute 0.5% of your purchase price to your nominated charity. Just be sure to nominate Dersingham Village Centre Association. To find out more and to sign up go to:

Fundraising Events

Any event in the Village Centre that is organised and run directly by the Centre Trustees has a fundraising element to it. Some events are special ones that might be a one-off or only once or twice a year. For example, our casino nights, ceilidh barn dance, Dersingham Open Gardens, special dinners etc. Others occur regularly, such as our film screenings, community friendship lunches and the coffee club.

Whatever the event, if it's run directly by the Centre Trustees any profits will go into our funds which cover running costs, maintenance and improvements. So, if you can, please support these fundraisers, because not only will you be helping the Centre, you will enjoy them too!

Make a Donation

Donations to the Dersingham Village Centre fund are warmly welcomed. You can easily donate now using our PayPal Donate button, below. Or you can always send a cheque, which please make payable to Dersingham Village Centre Association. Mail your cheque to DVCA at the Village Centre, 83 Manor Rd, Dersingham, King's Lynn, PE31 6LN, or drop it into our post box at the Centre. If you make a donation you can Gift Aid it.

Download of gift aid form - opens as a PDF