From Deirdra

Trish and I are looking forward to the reopening of the Shed.  We have now been going for almost 3 years and miss the company and support we get from all the wonderful Shed community.  This is a picture of the last project we worked on together to raise funds for the Shed.  We had lots of help from Trevor, who made sure we ‘did it right’!

Footrest made by Trish and Deirdra to raise funds for Charnwood Shed
Footrest made by Trish and Deirdra to raise funds for the Shed

Easter Raffle

Due to the Covid situation we were unable to draw the raffle on April 7th as intended but we have finally done it. Susie will be delivering the prizes in the next few days.

Prizes:
!st  Prize….A Regency Hamper (Downton Hamper with red wine) Blue ticket 279
2nd Prize…M&S Bottle of Merlot    Blue ticket 347
3rd Prize…M&S Belgian collection chocolate biscuits.   Yellow ticket 452

Thank you to everyone who contributed, we made over £100 for the shed!

Update

Raffle for bumper Easter basket full of goodies!
The raffle draw will be held after the Coronovirus lockdown finishes – so hang onto your tickets!

Donation from Loughborough Jubilee Rotary Club

Men & Women from the Charnwood Shed in Loughborough with Michael Charlesworth, President of Loughborough Beacon Rotary Club
Men & Women from the Charnwood Shed, Loughborough, with Michael Charlesworth, President of Loughborough Beacon Rotary Club

Michael Charlesworth, President of Loughborough Beacon Rotary Club, visited our Shed this morning and presented us with a cheque for £1000 raised through the efforts of their satellite club Jubilee. A big THANK YOU from all of us.

The Rotary Club recognise the important role The Shed plays in combating loneliness and social isolation amongst older residents, many of who do not have facilities for making things at home or a garden to potter in. Making articles from wood or clay is a really satisfying activity, especially when you can share ideas and knowledge with like-minded souls. But a well-equipped Shed like ours requires funding. So we are very grateful to the members of Loughborough Jubilee Rotary Club for their support.
Loughborough Beacon Rotary Club website >>

Receiving the cheque
Updating our chart
Updating the Funds Chart

Raising funds to keep the Shed running

We get amazing support from AgeUK, Charnwood Borough, Leicestershire County Council and others but we need to raise more money to keep the Shed operating.

We make and sell items at various events and also receive commissions for things like benches and planters. See our Sales page >>

Since July we’ve raised more than £5,000! See our chart below. We’re aiming to raise £12,500 for the year – so we’re pretty much on target.

We’ve raised £5000 since July