The Shed receives no regular funding, so we need to raise quite a lot of money in many ways to keep the project open for our community.


So this year, we're hosting a fabulous fund-raising Gala dinner, with an auction of wonderful, kindly donated prizes, on 7th June 2018. It's at The Yarrow Hotel here in sunny Broadstairs.


A prosecco reception, 3 -course dinner, music, dancing, entertainment and an auction with amazing prizes, a guaranteed prize tombola and free prize draw of 2 wooden luxury hampers ( double as vinyl storage boxes when contents consumed!) with every Gala dinner ticket.


We are delighted to be able to announce that Clive Emson will be our auctioneer for the evening, and are very grateful to him for the donation of his knowledge, skills and time to The Shed.


We are happy to announce that the Gala Dinner and fundraising auction is now SOLD OUT!!


We'll be announcing all of our amazing auction lots and extraordinary tombola prizes here, as they are confirmed. 

Here are just a few of what our kind supporters and donors have pledged so far, to both our Auction and to a wonderful, guaranteed Prize 'Shed Wall' tombola

(Free, limited edition Shed-made wooden key ring memento with every tombola purchase too!.)

The Full auction lot list, with fuller narratives as at 2.6.18 is available via :


There's something for everyone and amazing auction lots and tombola prizes are still coming in :



- A week's stay in 'The Winery', a stunning converted house with pool, in Saint Marcel Sur Aude, near Narbonne and the Canal Du Midi, France. Sleeps 10. Off peak, assorted dates available. ( Not suitable for toddlers) Kindly donated by Sophie Spence and Sean Hoban.

- A framed, authenticated Manchester United football shirt signed by current team players. Kindly donated by the Manchester United Foundation

- A framed Arsenal Shirt signed by Arsene Wenger ( gotta be amongst the last!!)

kindly donated by David Dein ( 2017 strip)

- A framed, limited edition, signed print of 'The Map of Roald Dahl'

kindly donated by amazing Margate Artist Alex Foster

- Helicopter flights for x 2 from Manston Heliport

kindly donated by the lovely people at Bell Helicopter

- A £100.00 voucher for lunch or dinner courtesy of the lovely Kat & Jan at Broadstairs' very own Wyatt & Jones.

- 4 tickets to Cricket T20 Double Header matches - Southern Vipers v Yorkshire Diamonds at 2:30pm and then Hampshire v Somerset at 6:30pm at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday 8th August 2018 Courtesy of the lovely people at Hampshire Cricket Club
- A taster Guitar lesson -
location to suit winner ( Thanet only please) from Lee Wellbrook- Friend of the shed, local volunteer legend and core member of local band The Missouri Gutts

- x 2 Tickets for the Specsavers County Cricket Championships

Kindly donated by Canterbury Cricket Club

- Tasting Menu for 2 at The Yarrow Hotel

Courtesy of the infinitely patient James, from The Yarrow Hotel

- Singing lesson

from local singing teacher, super volunteer and fabulous Opera singer, Sian Woodling

- A Bridgewater Teapot and mugs

kindly donated by Emma Bridgewater

- Signed copy of her latest book, 'Chai, Chaat and Chutney' plus home made cup cakes kindly donated and baked by Broadstairs' own Bake Off star and all round lovely woman Chetna Makan

- x 2 tickets for the William Hill World Darts at Alexandra Palace during December 2018.

Dates are yet to be confirmed. Winner will be notified. kindly donated by The Professional Darts Corporation

- Personal guided tour for 2 of the new Harry Potter Gallery - house of MinaLima in London.  kindly donated by Liz Cook.
- 2 x Weekend Passes to the Mitsubishi Motors Rugby 7's - Saturday 7th July & Sunday 8th July in Exeter. kindly donated by Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club
- A signed, framed 'Royston' cartoon

kindly donated by Broadstairs' own celebrated newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Royston Roberstson

- Private pottery lesson 2 people x 2 sessions

kindly donated by local Potter Juliet Challis, who supports Potters for Peace

- 2 vouchers for tasting and Vineyard tour of Chapel Down in Tenterden Courtesy of  The Chapel Down Winery

- 4 tickets to see Sarah Millican on 24th June at Margate Winter Gardens   kindly donated by Denise and Alex Martin-Harker

- Executive Match day package for 2 @ Ramsgate FC

kindly donated by Ramsgate Football Club: Match tickets, a meal and drink before the match & half time refreshments.

- Swedish Body massage plus a separate taster reflexology taster session courtesy of The Spa at The Yarrow Hotel

- Personal Butler service for 5 hours for a dinner party or similar (within the Thanet area) courtesy of local 'Company Butler' Mark Moynan -from Exclusive Household Staff

- An annual membership for a family of up to 5 to Dreamland Margate - kindly donated by the team at the marvellous Dreamland.

- A 1 day make your own perfume experience - assorted locations and dates available - kindly donated by OFP timber framed Homes

- A Hand made, unique decorative bowl from CD Creations - local photographer & Craftsman Carlos Dominguez

- A 1 day cookery Course voucher at the Chequers Kitchen Cookery School in Deal - assorted dates and types available. Kindly donated by OFP Timber framed homes

- Factory tour of Dartington Crystal -kindly donated by Dartington Crystal

-  A voucher for beauty treatments at Your Spa in Ramsgate - kindly donated by Sarah from Your Spa.

- A framed, authenticated, Arsenal shirt signed by the current season team. Kindly donated by Jon Crownshaw from BT Sport

- Annual family pass to Monkton Nature Reserve  kindly donated by them

- A pass to Powell Cotton Museum and Quex park, For 2 Adults and 3 children which they have kindly donated

- A weekend stay for up to 6 people in a truly stunning cottage in North Norfolk. ( off peak) kindly donated by a Friend of The Shed.

- 1 nights B&B accommodation with breakfast at ( that sorts your visitors out!) courtesy of The Royal Albion Hotel-

- A £25.00 GIft card for Weatherspoons ( redeemable Nationally) courtesy of Weatherspoons, Ramsgate.

- A Fish and Chip Supper for 4 people courtesy of The Harbour Cafe in Broadstairs

- A homeware item kindly donated by the lovely - Galloway and Brown

- Beautiful coloured contemporary tray set kindly donated by the delightful Nuvia from Lifestyle store KIT in Broadstairs

- A voucher to redeem against a piece of your choice at Broadstairs' newest gallery             New Kent Art courtesy of local artist and Co-owner Karen Lawrence

- A box of garden 'goodies' ( including gnomes) kindly donated by our local Asda store

- Gift Cards for both M&S and Waitrose plus a limited edition Meercat toy kindly donated by Jacqui Wellbrook.

- A gift voucher kindly donated by Shepherd Neame

- A silver and Pink and Green Onyx necklace & ear ring set kindly donated by Carol from Happy Elephant jewellery

- A voucher for Serene beauty Salon in Broadstairs High St. kindly donated by Pip Hardy

- Bottles of wine courtesy of Rent a Bar

- A voucher for a meal from the delightful Buoy and Oyster in Margate, donated by them

- 2 Tickets for The Palace Cinema in Broadstairs Courtesy of Corinna & Simon (Excl. Thanet Film club showings)

- A gift card from Thorntons kndly donated by Thorntons at Westwood Cross

- Dinner for 2 at The Bay Tree hotel in Broadstairs, kindly donated by Robert and Alistair from The Bay Tree


There will be an array of Shed-specific prizes to be won too, of course.

From a 1 to 1 wood turning lesson, plant troughs made to order, a 'Friend of The Shed' polo shirt, plus a limited edition, personalised Shed polo (only ever made for our super supporters!).

They've hand turned some beautiful wooden bowls, and will personalise breadboards to order for lucky winners.


Free, limited edition Shed-made wooden key ring memento with every tombola purchase too!.


Lots more lots ( see what we did there) to be announced as they are very generously donated.