The Shed is supported and partly funded by Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland and Charnwood Borough Council and also by Leicestershire County Council through its Shire grants scheme. We have also received donations and small grants from a variety of individuals and organisations including the Rotary, Masons and Tesco’s bags of support. Thank you to all who have contributed to make Charnwood Shed a success.
However, we need to raise extra money to keep the Shed operating. The charge for each session is deliberately low so that there is no barrier to anyone who needs the social and mental benefits of attending the Shed.
We regularly hold sales of items made at the Shed and also take commissions. We have supplied orders for benches, bird and bat boxes, hedgehog houses, bird-tables, planters and more. Contact Martin if you are interested in commissioning any items.
We make unique items ideal for Christmas presents. Come along to one of our sales and solve all your Christmas present problems!
We will be at the Fair Trade Sale in Loughborough Baptist Church on Saturday 23 November between 10am and 3pm selling bird boxes, bird feeders, hedgehog boxes and bug hotels, like the ones that were very popular at the Whitwick sale in August – see photos below. Address is Loughborough Baptist Church is at Baxter Gate, Loughborough, LE11 1TG
We have a stall at Loughborough Charity Market on Sunday 24 November from 10.am to 5pm. The Christmas Lights Switch On event takes place on the same day, so come along, do some Christmas shopping on our Shed stall ( lovely, unique wooden and ceramic items) and enjoy the festivities!