We Pride ourselves in the work we do in our community we support local Schools and community groups large and small and have developed a safe and quiet area in our shed for members with special needs. We support Dementia Scotland and The Scottish war blind association and work closely with Aberdeenshire council social workers on a number of projects
Below the shed is awarded a computerised magnifying screen from the Scottish War Blinded association for the benefit of our members with impaired vision. It has a magnification from 3 x to 70x with lots of features to enhance focus and allow members to continue with their projects and hobbies. Presenting the equipment were from left to right support worker Sharon Mcallister ,Legion Scotland volunteer Steve Geddes, Max McAulifffe Army Veteran, Ingrid Penny Scottish war blinded outreach worker and Bill Little Men's shed member
We helped shed member Leon (see below )to build a lorry 1 : 7th scale to be taken around schools in Scotland and demonstrate why lorries have to cut corners at junctions and roundabouts to facilitate getting their trailers around.
And highlighted the blind spots for the driver to be avoided by pedestrians and cyclists hopefully this will save lives and injuries to children.
The shed erected a fence to keep the children safe from the road at Cumminston Play Group
A placement pupil gets hands on experience painting a project
Shed member meets placement people to discuss their requirements
The shed has installed a banner at the Turriff recycling centre with the kind permission of the council recycling officer, requesting anyone who is throwing away materials and tools to bring them to the shed where we can recycle them and reduce land fill. We are having a good response from everyone ,so please bring your donated materials to our shed. Many thanks for your support Shed Member Stan Cheyne is seen here with the banner.
Two shed members erect a fence around Auchterless primary school wild flower garden
Shed member gets tuition from AbilityNet tutor on web site management.
A Shed member building a mud kitchen for Turriff Primary School
Shedders Bill Little and Kenny Skinner Pouring the coffee on our coffee morning
Manning the stall at our coffee morning on November 11th 2019 are Ali Ogg,Bob Herkes,Kenny Skinner, Alois MiesterMartin Hodgeson and Rennick Stephen
Our community support extends to other activities you can enjoy engaging in.
A summary of these are listed below.
1. Turriff primary school providing them with small picnic tables and bird table for outside play area
2. Macduff Nursery. Building a shed and storage area and equipment for outdoor play area.
3. Turriff Academy.
We provide support to pupils by providing various kits to be assembled in school and give tuition to the pupils so the pupils get a hands on experience and one of our kits is making sets of domino,s which are passed on to the primary school to aid the children with learning numeracy skills. other kits include bird and bat boxes and insect houses which the primary school pupils can put up in the local woods to teach them about their natural environment.
We have built Shoe and trainer storage facilities to improve hygiene at the local swimming pool.
Turriff gardening club
We have provided bespoke planters and signs for use in public areas such as the entrance to Turriff Library, local church entrances, And the war memorial garden situated at the entrance to the cemetery.
Giving support to local groups.
We have created a safe none machinery area in our shed for the support of members with personal needs from:-
Scottish War Blinded
Educational hands on work experience.
Meeting people in the community
1. We organise Coffee mornings at Turriff British legion to raise shed funds.
2. We have a stall at the Turriff Mayday festivities recruiting members and sales.
3. Turriff Vintage car and Tractor rally we have a stall recruiting members and sales.
4. Turriff Christmas lights we have a stall recruiting members and sales.
5 Fyvie make do and mend event we have a stall with emphasis on recycling and repurposing goods to reduce land fill and scrapping materials
As you can see joining our shed opens up opportunities for you to get involved in creating a better community reducing waste and landfill and meeting new friends, join our shed now = to do your part hope to see you soon its free and fun.