at the Cheltenham Civic Awards earlier in the month, we received a Commendation for the planters that we built for the High Street, it was in recognition to the environmental contribution to the town.
In other categories we were alongside John Lewis, One Bayshill Road Apartments, 51 the Park and the Ivy Brasserie.
‘Aspire Springers’ are a Gloucestershire based ‘not for profit’ Trampoline Club
with a membership age range from Primary School children to Young Adults. Their
activities range from trampoline training to competitions. Due to changes at
the GL1 Leisure centre in Gloucester they have recently been forced to move operations to Bentham.
When they were at the Leisure centre they had access to a award presentation podiums.
Bentham does not have any podiums so Men in Sheds designed and built a
transportable set of podiums for them.
Our half sized replica (Humprey) of a First World War Sopwith Camel, a biplane fighter joined the other static displays in The Centaur on Sunday 18th November at Cheltenham Racecourse to commemorate Armistice Day,
Thanks to the Gloucestershire Community Foundation who provided us a grant of £5,000, funds to be used as part of our expansion plans to open a second shed in Gloucester, we could not have made progress without this Grant Funding.
Gloucestershire Community Foundation
Also thanks to the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council whose assistance in the application process is greatly appreciated.
We supported the NatWest 2018 RugbyForce Weekend, this is a nationwide programme that helps grassroots rugby clubs up and down the country attract new members and become stronger and more sustainable for the future. We contributed by cleaning and painting the railings around the main pitch and providing a BBQ for the volunteers.
Following on from our successful construction of the helicopter night vision testing tent, we were asked to construct four sets of boarding steps for the Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly helicopter service, the service commenced in May 2018.
Two sets of steps were constructed and safety tested and dispatched to site by Mid April 2018, with the other two sets being completed shortly after.
On Saturday 7th April we were invited to the Gloucester Gordon League RFC to receive a cheque for two thousand pounds from the Gloucestershire Freemasons Grant Programme. We stayed for an enjoyable Lunch and watched the game the club were playing against Cirencester, final score Gordon League 26 – Cirencester 25.
The donation was a welcome addition to our funds for setting up a Shed at the Gordon League RFC for our Gloucester Members, our grateful thanks to the Gloucestershire Freemasons for their support.
Donation from Gloucestershire Freemasons Grant Programme