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Frome Men's Shed

Thank you Frome for voting for us in the ITV/People's Project !

By Patrick Abrahams Frome Men's Shed

Thursday, 3 May 2018

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Great news - Thanks for voting for us !

It's just been announced that the six Frome Community Groups making up the Remakery: Frome ITV / Peoples project, have won the  £38,000 to spend on these activities in Frome:

Edventure: Frome will be able to run 3 ‘MAKE’ courses. Unemployed young adults learn craft, business and team skills on this 3-week course during which they design and hand-make ethical products and sell them at the Frome Independent Market.

Frome Men’s Shed (which is currently full to bursting) will be able to double its capacity and run an extra 50 weekly sessions for older people. Shedders come together to make and mend things for themselves, each other and our community. With this award, we hope to launch a third Women’s Shed as well.

The Furniture Bank at Fair Frome will be able to collect donations of furniture in need of repair/upcycling (which they currently have to refuse). Together, we’ll run workshops to restore them so that they can be given to local families in need of items to create a home.

SHARE – a Library of Things will be able run free monthly “Repair and Upcycle” events where everyone from our community will be welcome to bring along their broken items (electricals, clothes, bikes, furniture, toys etc) and our fixers will help get them back in good shape!

Open Story Tellers – will be able to run workshops for people with learning difficulties to build outdoor furniture from wood – working as part of a team to develop transferable work skills and build confidence in a safe, supportive environment.

Coder Dojo Frome – will be able to run free workshops to support children to learn to code in an informal, creative and social environment.

Thanks so much for voting for us !

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