Shed loads of Xmas cheer with charitable donation - The Bromsgrove Standard

Shed loads of Xmas cheer with charitable donation

A SHED load of Christmas cheer was spread after a housing developer donated to Bromsgrove Men in Sheds.

Barratt Homes West Midlands donated towards the charities Shed Share Scheme, which aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation in older men.

Men in Sheds is part of Age UK BRWF and was set up in 2018.

Jo Hughes at Age UK BRWF said: “On behalf of Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest and the Bromsgrove Shedders, I would like to thank Barratt Homes West Midlands for its support for Bromsgrove Men In Sheds – it really is appreciated.

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“Not only does the Shed support individuals by providing friendship, a sense of purpose and helping to prevent and tackle loneliness and social isolation, but the Bromsgrove Shed also benefits the wider community by getting involved in a range of community projects.

“However, for the Shed to continue, we need the support of local businesses and organisations, which is why we are so grateful to Barratt Homes for continuing its Shed Share Sponsorship.”

Local businesses and organisations can sponsor a ‘Shed Share’ for a year, and in return, sponsors will receive a Shed Share certificate, as well as have their support recognised in various ways by Age UK BRWF and the Shedders.

The Shed provides a space where anybody can work on DIY projects or furniture reclamation and get involved in some community spirit whilst also having fun.

Adrian Evans, Managing Director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “As a leading developer, it is important we support and improve the surrounding communities in which we build, through collaborations with organisations and charities in the area.

“That’s why we were delighted to continue our support for Men in Sheds with our sponsorship renewal and, ultimately, aid the maintenance and development of the charity.”


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