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#ShopForSheds @Waitrose

During June, July and August the UKMSA are featuring as one of the national causes being supported by Waitrose. After shopping online customers are asked to vote for one of three charities and £25,000 will be split according to votes cast.

Please spread the word #ShopForSheds we need all the votes we can get.

This makes it a great time for all Men’s Sheds to approach their local Waitrose branch for a Community Matters nomination form available from the Welcome Desk. Once completed and returned your shed could in with a chance to share £1,000 between 2 other local charities.


Chief Officer Appointed

Charlie Bethel

We welcome Charlie Bethel who has joined the UK Men’s Sheds Association as Chief Officer.

Charlie comes to UKMSA with a wealth of experience from the third sector with over twenty years working in Paralympic Sport.  Charlie is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation where he has a portfolio that includes the Summer Paralympic Games and Commonwealth Games.

Charlie is the former Chief Executive of British Wheelchair Basketball where he led the sport through tremendous growth in both participation and the structure of the organisation.

On joining us Charlie said, ‘I’m tremendously excited about the opportunity of working with the Trustees and everyone involved in Men’s Sheds across the UK.

We’re excited too Charlie.


Chief Officer

We’ve had an awesome response to our advert for a Chief Officer, an almost overwhelming number of applications. Working through them all is going to keep the HR team very busy over the next few days.

It’s great to know how many people want to work with us, and to see the considerable effort they made in completing their applications.

Unfortunately we only have one vacancy, and making a decision is going to be tough.

We’ll let you know the outcome as soon as we can.