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’!
It’s Tuesday and I’m missing my fix – my usual weekly session at Men and Women in Sheds in Loughborough. Owen and Shedders have been working hard to get the Shed Covid-safe so hopefully it will open again soon.
Pottering around my garden at home I see some of the things I made at The Shed:
Also made several planters. I have a long list of other items that I’ll be creating as soon as we get back!
We’re selling things we have made at The Charnwood Shed. Wood and ceramic items including bird nesting boxes, bug hotels, bowls, etc.
Also a RAFFLE for a bumper Easter basket! The raffle draw will be held after the Coronovirus lockdown finishes – so hang onto your tickets!
Come along and help us get to our target of £12,500 to keep out Shed running for another year. The Shed provides a safe and sociable place for over-50s to learn new skills or continue life-time hobbies.
Richard is organising a new session of pottery classes on Friday evenings at The Shed.
The pottery classes start this Friday 7th February 2020 and run up to and including Friday 27th March 2020. Time 8 pm to 10 pm. Venue: Unit 9, Oaks Industrial Estate, Festival Way, Loughborough, LE11 5XN The cost is £9 for a 2 hr session. Minimum sign up is 4 weeks. Payment in advance in cash, participants can pay for 4 weeks at a time or for all 8 weeks in one go. Maximum number 12 people. Contact Richard Dowling on 07860 320429 to check availability.
No experience necessary, but if you have done pottery before you will be able to build on your experience and skills. If you can’t make the first week it may be possible to join in later.
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 >>
We had a stall at Loughborough Christmas Charity Market on Sunday 24 November. We sold items made by Men and Women in Sheds, Loughborough, a lot of them were made using reclaimed and recycled materials. We made over £400 towards the cost of keeping the Shed open.