Accessible barn for the community

by Jane Trout in Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Accessible barn for the community

Total raised £225

£5,000 target 42 days left
4% 4 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 9th July 2024 at 12:55pm

Weʼre raising £5,000 to help build an open sided accessible barn for the community to demonstrate and practice hand and heritage skills.

by Jane Trout in Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

The Forest Community Shed aims to reach isolated, lonely and vulnerable elderly residents, offering them a safe place to go and relax. Providing a safe, supportive social space and workshop, where individuals can socialise, share or learn new skills and interests and pass on knowledge, actively pursue hobbies, crafts and other creative activities.

Located in the smallholding of The Orchard Trust Day Services, in Lydbrook, the site provides a friendly environment, quiet places to sit and relax, meet the animals, or walk the paths.

The environments we live in shape our lives and our sense of wellbeing. Having somewhere safe to live, and good support networks around us make a vital contribution to our lives. The importance of our surroundings also extends to our natural environment.

The new project, working with green, freshly cut, unseasoned wood outdoors – the traditional way – is a slow, creative, and connected way to make things. Using your hands to create and nurture has so many positive health benefits, both physical and mental.


Our new barn.

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Out and about supporting the wider community.

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Green woodwork activities at the recent Wye Valley River Festival.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Come and visit The Shed in operation, have a tour of the facilities and Orchard Trust site and take home a hand made item. Various choices available.

£45 or more

£45 Reward

Workshop taster experience and item to take home that you have hand made. Various activites offerred including green woodwork stained glass, construction of wildlife boxes.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Workshop experience and item(s) to take home. Take part in one or two activities, choices including green woodwork, stained glass, construction of wildlife boxes or wood turning. Bring a pack lunch and join the Shedders for a short break.

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