Latest Pay It Forward Community News

Partnership with Carers' Support East Kent

We're delighted to be teaming up with Carers' Support East Kent, as part of the Pay it Forward Community Friday Workshops, to host a regular monthly session to offer Carers a little creative respite from their caring role.  If you're a Carer, please register for these sessions through Carers' Support East Kent where more information can be found on their website.

We're taking The Shed on the road to The Windmill Community Gardens.

French Polishing Upskilling Session

With thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, as part of the Know Your Neighbourhood project, we were delighted to welcome Hamish Currie, from Hamish Currie Antique Restoration, to the Shed for a 2 day French Polishing workshop.  The aim of this, and upcoming workshops in wood carving and pyrography, is to upskill our volunteers to share their skills with Shedders and community groups, to spread the wellbeing benefits of wood related crafts.


I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this two day course. As you would expect the course tutor, Hamish Currie,  was extremely knowledgeable in the field  of French polishing, but he was able to deliver it in a fun and engaging way, and it has certainly stirred my appetite to learn and do more of this wood craft.”


We're keen to share what we've learnt.  If your community group would be interested in a Friday session on either French Polishing or an Introduction to Antique Restoration, then please get in touch with