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A Virtual Men's Shed?

Although Men’s Sheds are proliferating at more than 10 a month some people are always going to miss out because they are prevented by a health condition. Other people will be living in remote areas where a Shed may not be viable and far more people will also feel they want the connection with other men that a Shed provides …

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Comic Relief Local Communities programme.

A new bidding round has been launched in several counties for this programme. Keep in touch with this and other funding sources through fundingcentral@ncvo-vol.org.uk

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Recruiting at Ottery St Mary

A public meeting about a proposed Men’s Shed will be held at The Station in Ottery at 2.pm on Thursday 28th January. Come along and find out more. Further info from the Ottery Help Scheme on: 01404 813041  

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Volunteer tutors sought

GrandFest is a mini festival proudly presented by Royal Voluntary Service to celebrate talented older people and the heritage skills that they can share with the younger generation. It will take place on Sunday 5th June in London and will take over museums, shops, cafes and bars in and around the creative hubs of Old Street and Spitalfields.   It …

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A fun fundraising challenge?

A Channel 4 production company is offering successful participants in their new ‘Hunted’ series a share of their £100,000 prize money. With or without the help of friends you just have to be one of the people who evade capture by the pursuing team to be a winner. To see a trailer go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDVbJXWw7iA.   You have until Jan 31st …

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A Cautionary Tale

A Shed was set up as a project of a voluntary organization in premises which it owns at the rear of their main building. The Shed is organized by a committee of members but it is not a separate legal entity from the parent organization. Funding and a range of equipment was donated for the Shed and a couple of …

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Introducing someone to your Shed’s tools

Some Sheds introduce people to using all the main woodworking tools by taking them through a particular project – often a child’s toy. All the safety training can be given whilst making a product. Allcrafts.net offers dozens of free woodworking plans as well as loads of activity resources and great ideas. See http://allcrafts.net/woodworking.htm Ready-made plans can be useful to those …

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