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Summer Sausage Sizzle

A marvellous turnout for our first sausage sizzle!


Great to see so many shedders willing to risk Bill's cooking! (no offence Bill all done to perfection!)


Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make it such a fun afternoon, and a special thanks to Brogdales, Hazell's, Crusties, The Old Bake House and the Co-op for helping with the food and drinks. 



Upton School Save the Pool Craft Fair

Come and see us at Upton School Craft Fair on Saturday 13th June from 10:00 - 4:00.

 

We are supporting the fundraising for Upton swimming pool. Proceeds from sales go to support the Shed. 


Upton School

Edge End Road

Broadstairs

CT10 2AH


An inside peek into the world of the Shed!

We're so pleased to be able to share with you all two lovely films that a great, local film Production Co. - Modus Films - have made about the Shed.

They show the story of the Worldwide shed movement, why they are so important, and then our own journey to build a Shed in Broadstairs. You’ll also see some of the great things we have been doing and what our amazing volunteer Shedheads have done to make the project such a success.

We’re proud of our achievements so far and have lots of plans for the future. Space is our biggest challenge as so many people want to join, and that is a key focus for us this year.

 

Hope you enjoy watching them - and please feel free to share and spread the word!

 


Spring Fair 4th April 

We're going to be opening our doors again on 4th April, selling lovely handmade wooden items for the garden and kitchen. 

 

All proceeds will go towards funding the Shed in 2015.

 

You can also pop along to the Spring Food Fair which is happening in Pierremont Park over the Easter weekend.


Learning day at East Kent College

We are very proud to have been chosen by the students of the Supported Learning Faculty as their project of the year this year. As part of their work towards the Youth Social Action Fund the students have been working hard to raise money to buy us more tablets for our computer classes and some footballs for our walking football.

Last Thursday we spent a great day with the students, some showed us how to use the tablets, others made a delicious cream tea and then in the afternoon another couple of groups came to the shed and made bird boxes. 

It was a really enjoyable and interesting day for everyone! 

Computer Classes 

Hurrah! Our computer classes have started.

We're taking bookings for classes starting in April so please get in touch if you or anyone you know is interested.



The Shed is for everyone

Research shows that being part of a supportive community and keeping active promotes happier and longer life. It's that simple. There is now a wealth of evidence that Mens Sheds, where they exist, are making a very positive difference in the lives of those who get involved.

 

The Shed movement started in Australia and now there are over 1000 there, with further Sheds in over 20 countries, including almost 100 in the UK ,

 

Mike Jenn, Chair of the UK Men's Shed movement says:

 

"Joining a Shed can sustain a man's health in later life by adding purpose and creating friendships.

 

"We share good equipment, learn from each other, and chat while pursuing hobbies, working on community projects and making things to support the Shed."

 

So what are you waiting for - we'd love you to get in touch!