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.
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 been awarded “Outstanding” in the “It’s your Neighbourhood” section of the Britain in Bloom awards.
The garden was judged on 3 criteria:
- Community Participation
- Environmental Responsibility
- Gardening Achievement
and we received 87 out of 100 possible points which gave us the top Level 5 – OUTSTANDING.
Last year we achieved level 4 so all the hard work this year has paid off.
On 10 August we had a stall at the Methodist Church at Whitwick. The bird-boxes were very popular and we also sold a foot-stool with storage, a bird-table and some wooden ornaments.
I made this table for the garden from recycled and scrap wood.
Welcome to Men & Women in Sheds Charnwood at Loughborough.
If you are 50+ and interested in learning or sharing skills in a workshop environment then Men & Women in Sheds is for you!
- Model railway