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WIN a £50 donation for your Shed

We’re excited to bring you the news that Men’s Shed have partnered with easyfundraising!

easyfundraising is a free fundraising website that you, your fellow Shedders and Shed supporters can use to help raise money for your Shed, simply by doing Christmas and Black Friday shopping online with thousands of retailers like Wickes, Screwfix, eBay, Just Eat, Amazon, eBay & M&S.

It takes two minutes to register your Shed, it’s completely free and then you’re all set to go.

Plus, register your Shed for the chance to win a £50 donation! Sign up for free at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/mens-shed before the 20th December and one lucky Shed will WIN! 

Once you’ve signed up, don’t forget to access your free fundraising toolkitIt’s full of free resources to help you communicate to your Shedders and supporters in your community that they can raise money for your Shed, simply by shopping online with easyfundraising. 

This is a really great time to get started! 

Join groups like Men in Sheds West Bletchley who have already raised over £155 with easyfundraising. Paul said – “easyfundraising provides a useful way for Shed supporters to help with our fundraising. It doesn’t cost supporters to use and a percentage of their online purchases comes to the Shed in the form of a quarterly payment directly to our bank well-known high-street names like John Lewis & Partners, Argos, Wickes and many others will all pay a percentage of the transaction value which benefits the Shed. I thoroughly recommend it.”Give your Shed a big funding boost this Christmas, sign-up today! 


One Shedder’s adventures down under

We featured an article in Shoulder to Shoulder 053 – July from Martin Young from Dunstable Men’s Shed, who travelled around Australia and New Zealand, starting in November 2018, visiting Sheds along the way.

Martin shared that there were several things he learned from the Sheds he stopped off at, and he has now developed a blog for those looking to read more about his journey and experiences with those Sheds.

To read more about Martin’s experiences, you can visit his blog at martinsonline.travel.blog




AGM 2019

Notice of the 4th Annual General Meeting of the UK Men’s Shed’s Association has been given to members. The AGM will be held at the University of Worcester Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN at 2.30pm on Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

Minutes of the 2018 AGM, The Trustees’ Annual Report and financial statements for 2019 and details of proposals are available to members of the CIO here.


Last calls for Shed of the Year!

There’s still time to nominate either yourselves, or another Shed you know as Shed of the Year, but be quick, entries are closing on Sunday 18th August. This year we are extending our celebrations of Sheds and having a Shed of the Year Awards dinner. Follow this link to download a nomination form.

Along with the 5 awards celebrating Men’s Sheds, we are welcoming Chris Fisher RPT as our keynote speaker, which we are incredibly excited about. Chris is the first registered blind woodturner to be awarded the prestigious honour of being accepted on the Register of Professional Turners (RPT). You can find out more about Chris on his website here.

The awards are taking place at 5pm at University of Worcester Arena. Tickets are £15 per head, and include the evening meal and the chance to hear some incredible Shed stories from across the UK, and hear more of Chris’ inspiring story. You can book tickets at shedoftheyear2019.eventbrite.co.uk. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.