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Win Donations with Easyfundraising

Fundraising website easyfundraising is giving good causes 1000s of opportunities to win donations this November. When anyone connected to your Shed plays Spin to Win, they could win you anything from 10p – £50 every day. One in ten people are guaranteed to win a donation for their good cause every day throughout November! Plus, they are also running a £15 bonus donation refer a friend scheme too! Make sure your Shed is registered with easyfundraising this month efraising.org/MD6SXG4UYV


Helping the hearts of Shedders

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with London Hearts, a registered charity which specialises in the supply of Defibrillators, related equipment and training all across the UK and Ireland. 

Recent tragic cardiac arrest events involving persons at the peak of their fitness goes to show that heart issues can happen to literally ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

If you go into cardiac arrest, without a defibrillator, you have a 7% chance of survival.  If a defibrillator is used within the first 3-5 minutes, the chances of survival is over 70%.

London Hearts has launched an initiative to assist sheds in obtaining this life-saving equipment.  It is currently offering full funding depending on your location or a grant up to £500 towards the cost of every Defibrillator it supplies which also comes with free online training.

Don’t just take our word for the benefits of this project – here’s a few words from Elaine Curley, coordinator of the Battersea Men’s Shed, who received a fully funded defibrillator and training from London Hearts:

“The men are so grateful to London Hearts Charity for this defibrillator.  The additional instruction in how to use it effectively and how to administer CPR, is invaluable.  These new life skills are ones that potentially could be used in a much wider capacity than just at the Shed.   Whilst we hope to never have to use the defibrillator, having one at Battersea Men’s Shed provides incredible peace of mind and the training has given members the confidence to act swiftly and ably should they ever need to.”

Equipment is available now from London Hearts and can be with you in a matter of days. 

In order to proceed in obtaining a Defibrillator simply complete the short online application via the following link: londonhearts.org/apply-for-a-defib

If you have any queries or wish to discuss obtaining a Defibrillator please contact Kym or Jo at London Hearts by telephone on 02070432493 or by email to:  kym@londonhearts.org


Free Fundraising Webinar for Sheds.

You’re invited to our 2021 fundraising webinar

During these changing times, easyfundraising is a pandemic proof fundraising option for your Shed. Head over to their free webinar on Friday January 29th at 2.00pm to find out how it works, see a live demo, get advice on how to sign up and ask the easyfundraising team questions. If you’ve been before they are sharing some new info that will be useful.

It’s free to attend plus there’s a prize draw with a chance to win £25 for your Shed. More than one member can attend so please spread the word to other Shedders too!

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z928-sTJSA-plNobE5My9g

If your Shed isn’t using the service yet sign up here: http://efraising.org/awfl0KjNEr







Bernard Sunley Foundation Community Centre Grant

Has the lockdown put paid to the great plans you had for your Men’s Shed? Good news is there’s support to get things back up and running!

The Bernard Sunley Foundation awards grants for the building or refurbishment of scout huts, village halls, community centres, youth clubs, boxing clubs, outdoor activity centres, farm and outdoor learning centres, sports centres and pavilions, playing fields and playgrounds. They also fund the purchase of new minibuses that assist those most in need in their local communities.

Visit their website for more http://www.bernardsunley.org/categories/community

Please be advised Bernard Sunley Foundation only support registered charities.


Not sure where to begin getting your Shed charitable status?
Sign up for a UK Men’s Sheds Membership and we’ll help you with this and more! Phone: 0300 772 9626 or Email: admin@ukmsa.org.uk


Silvers Workshop receives ASDA Refresher Kit

It was a great surprise to The Silvers’ Workshop, Reading to receive a call from Jacqueline Fieldsend, ASDA Tilehurst, Community Champion. She was interested in knowing when we hoped to re-open the Workshop and if a representative could meet her at the Tilehurst store to discuss our plans.

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