Sherburn Visiting Scheme is a local charity committed to supporting seniors within Sherburn in Elmet and surrounding areas. First established in the 1980’s and registered officially as a charity in February 1998, the Sherburn Visiting Scheme has helped elderly residents for over 30 years.
There are over 400 people registered with the Sherburn Visiting Scheme, and the number of elderly residents joining the Visiting Scheme increases each year. Our objective is to improve the quality of life for the elderly inhabitants of Sherburn in Elmet and surrounding parishes including South Milford, Barkston Ash, Hillam, Monk Fryston, Burton Salmon, Saxton and Church Fenton.
We aim to meet the needs of the elderly by alleviating loneliness. We do this by providing services and recreational opportunities, promoting independence, lessening the feeling of insecurity associated with old age, stimulating and widening interests and drawing the elderly into the life of the community.
We receive a small amount of funding from North Yorkshire County Council but predominately rely on fundraising activities and the generosity of our volunteers to help run the charity.
Diane Elizabeth Martin