Launching our first workshops for Carers

We are really proud to announce that we are launching our first set of workshops for Carers this August. The workshops are funded by Stevenage Community Trust.  The Trust was created in 1990 and is supported by local businesses and generous individuals to provide…

Open Day – A Sunny Success

Today The Red Shed Project hosted a Cupcake Day event to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society.  We invited our neighbours at St Josephs Church to come along as well as the families of our Garden Club members. The cake table was loaded and…

An Anniversary………

A year ago today, two old friends met over a glass of wine. One was starting up a project providing garden therapy for people affected by dementia. The other was looking for ways to develop a piece of land at the school where she…

Dementia Friends

This is Dementia Awareness week and to do our part The Red Shed Project hosted a Dementia Friends talk along with our good friends and neighbours – St Vincents Primary School. The talk was really interesting, with lots of insights into how it may…

Easter Eggs and Bunnies and Tulips!

Today we hosted a workshop for the local Young Onset Dementia Group.  This group is run by Age UK and covers the whole of Hertfordshire.  We had a lot of fun with an Easter Theme.  Of course there was a bunny and of course…

Our new Garden Club is growing well

Since the launch of The Garden Club on Monday 4th March, the group has been busy growing in numbers and growing plants.  There are now 6 regular members meeting each week at our garden in Stevenage.  The garden itself is still under construction but…

Donations and Funding

In the last few weeks we have received some unexpected donations and secured funding to set up a pilot project at our site in Stevenage. We received cheques from Stevenage Rotary and a local metal detectorist group call 3CCDG.  Both organisations invited us to…

Our Garden Appeal Success

  Today was the last day of our crowd funding on Local Giving.  Our Garden Appeal was to raise money to build and equip our site at St Vincents School.   We are really pleased to have raised 93% of the funds we need, that’s…

The Shed arrives!

We have come a long way since June. We have been making some really good links with other locally based organisations who support those with dementia and we have been delivering workshops around the county. However, we still need to develope our own space….

Wonderful Wreaths

This afternoon we led a workshop making Christmas Wreaths with Hertswise in Letchworth.  We had a great time and made some glorious decorations, some wreaths and some table pieces. We had worried that we wouldn’t have enough greenery for the group but there was…