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workshops at
Orchard Trust, Upper Stowfield Lower Lydbrook GL17 9PD
Weds & Thurs 10am - 3pm

Our Shed provides a safe, supportive, and friendly setting where you can socialise, learn new skills, and hone existing ones.
You can work alongside each other on your own projects, community projects, help support the Orchard Trust site and projects that raise funds for the Shed.
There are also quiet places to sit and relax, meet the animals, or walk the paths.

Annual membership only £20 a year including comprehensive members insurance.
Workshop sessions £3/day for full access to workshop and site facilities.

Runner up Grass Routes Community Voluntary Group of the Year 2023

Our Aim

To help address the social, health, and well-being needs of residents of all ages and backgrounds.

Through the creation, upkeep and development of our facilities men and women can meet and jointly or individually undertake creative, physical and recreational activities of their choice and projects that support the community.

Our purpose 

To operate a collective “Shed” where the users will be able to:

  • Share skills and interests, swap ideas, and pass on knowledge​

  • Actively pursue hobbies and pastimes​

  • Work on projects that will aid the community and help develop a positive sense of achievement​

  • Have a place to go and relax, drink a cuppa, discuss issues, share concerns, talk, and have a laugh, knowing they are among friends

  • Encourage others and promote general physical and mental well-being.

The participants in the Shed will benefit from:

  • Improved self-esteem from using their skills for constructive purposes

  • The opportunity to learn new skills and practice old ones

  • Having a place to go to spend time with people of similar interests

  • Overcoming isolation by getting out of the house and improved social interaction

  • Enjoying an active healthy retirement.

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GloW partner - taking action to promote positive change.

Committed to promoting good mental health and wellbeing and help prevent mental illness. 

Part of the dementia-friendly community, supporting each other and the wider community.

Making sure that everyone in the district living with dementia is respected and enabled to continue to enjoy living their lives in their own community as well as possible for as long as possible. 

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Volunteer roles

There is a range of volunteer opportunities that exist in our Shed. Apart from becoming a member, you can choose to be more involved.

Volunteers in leading roles are essential for non-profits groups such as ours, they boost our power, lighten the load for all, and significantly increase our impact. We have opportunities for different levels of commitment, so you can be as involved as you want to be.

Do you believe in our cause and want to help?

You can make a difference to the people who are supported and the wider community

What do you get out of it?

  • Making a difference

  • Using your skills and talents for good

  • Meeting others in the community

  • Working for a cause you believe in

  • Helping others - reducing loneliness for older people and improving quality of life

  • A sense of belonging and a community go a very long way in creating a positive and enjoyable atmosphere.

Look here for potential roles

Reuse, Repair, Restore

and Repurpose

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Welcome to our Shed!

A voluntary community group, for everyone, providing

a social environment for well being through shared creativity

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