Men & Women in Sheds, Loughborough

If you are 50+ and interested in learning or sharing skills in a workshop environment (and meeting and chatting with some very nice people!) then Men & Women in Sheds is for you!

Men & Women in Sheds is located at:
Charnwood Shed, Unit 9, Oaks Industrial Estate,
Festival Drive, Loughborough. LE11 5 XN

Due to the Covid-19 situation the Shed is closed at the moment. But GOOD NEWS! We’ll be open again in August.
Details soon.

Dear Shedders and Friends of the Shed 
To those who kindly contributed to the raffle for the  Easter Basket to boost Shed funds (NOT the Age UK raffle)
Clearly we are unable to draw the raffle on April 7th as intended so we will do so when we are all released into society again! (Heaven help society!) The winner will not receive the basket on display because the consumables could not be kept safely for an indefinite amount of time. There will be one equally good if not better. Our basket went down to the Air Ambulance who are in the front line coping with the corona virus. Thank you to Quick Thinking Ray who thought about it and dealt with it while I was interned.
So hang onto your tickets until better times and finish off all those things at home that need finishing….and that doesn’t mean the whiskey, rum, beer, wine, chocolates, biscuits and cakes! (on second thoughts it might make life a bit more bearable!)
Stay safe everyone, keep in contact,don’t get lonely. 
Susie Jay

Wood-working and carpentry
Pottery and ceramics
Upholstery & furniture repairs

We’re a motley bunch from all backgrounds and abilities. Some have been wood-working all their lives and others are complete beginners. Everyone helps each other.

There’s no fixed schedule or classes. Everyone can do their own project, whether it’s making a simple bird-box, a rocking-horse (requires lots of patience!), garden planters, toys, furniture repairs or creating a fantasy garden combining pottery, wood-working and gardening skills.

Men-only on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9.00am – 1.00pm and Women on Tuesdays 9.00am – 3.00pm (with a few patient chaps to help, advise and generally natter with).

If you’d like to give it a try contact 01509 211603 or email Richard on

Pots and vases made at The Shed
Pots and vases made at The Shed

Charnwood Community Lottery

We need funds to keep our Shed going. You can help by buying Charnwood Community Lottery Tickets – with 60% of the ticket price going to The Shed (and you may win something for yourself!)

Click here to buy tickets >>

You can help keep our Shed going by giving a small – or large! – donation on-line using Virgin Money Giving:

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Thank you!

Fundraising news
We are supported by a number of organisations as well as AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland but we need to raise more to keep going. See fundraising news >>

As well as men & Women in Sheds AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland provide a number of services and activities to keep you healthy and well and make friends.
Find out more >>

Some of the power tools at The Shed

Men & Women in Sheds is located at:
Charnwood Shed, Unit 9, Oaks Industrial Estate,
Festival Drive, Loughborough. LE11 5 XN