and those we work with
History of Support
We are grateful for help received from so many people:
We sorted all the donated tools, kept extra for spares, but still had these left over, which the wonderful people at TWAM collected for use in various African countries.
The Co-op made us a local Community Good Cause.
Karen from Monkseaton donated her late father’s table saw and several tools.
Carol from Cramlington donated a large number of tools, which had been collected by her friend.
The Junction Café, part of the dynamic Stakeford Methodist Church donated £100 to our Shed.
Tom Fraser donated an A3 printer and a very large television screen.
Stakeford Methodist Church donated £40 after a picture talk given by Rob and Keith Nicholson.
Sue Metcalfe donated tools and materials – a vast treasure of high quality items, which had been collected by her late father, Mr Fred Metcalfe. He must have been a wonderfully capable craftsman.
Jack Neal of Zurich insurance helps us to find a very reasonable policy
Northumberland Community Chest fund award us a grant of more than £1,300! We buy some quality machine tools.
Lloyds Bank gave us a free business ‘Treasurers Account’.
Keith Nicholson gave us help to write a Health and Safety policy, a risk assessment, an Equal Opportunities policy, a safeguarding policy and a Vulnerable Adults statement.
North East Organics donated four huge vices they had on an outside potting bench.
Marc Johnson from Northumberland CVA gave us advice about writing a constitution and applying for grants.
Tom Fraser gave us a Christmas present of two huge boxes of woodworking magazines.
Seaton Park Medical group allow us to attend their community day. New members hear about us and talking to other community groups provides us with lots of guidance.
Tom gives unending help and guidance setting up a website.
David K gives us a router bench. Norman gives us a large number of tools.
Mrs Burchall gives us tools and materials collected by her late husband.
Keith Nicholson and the Trustees of Earth Balance 2000.
Keith got a Lottery fund grant, he advertised locally and he persuaded the Trustees to let us use the grass roofed electrical control building.