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6th May 2020
Bespoke Sideboard - Man Shed Challenger series No.1

Every now and then we get a piece of furniture in our stores that for some reason just likes to hang around! This could be for many reasons but most likely it’s because it just needs a little tender, love and care! So we decided to put this theory to the test. CEO Michael Bertram […]

24th January 2020
The Men’s Shed convert a double decker Bus.

Back in early 2019 we received a call from Ben Jones Vice Principal of Caldicote Primary School, Middlesbrough. The purpose of the call was to offer Frade’s Men’s Shed a chance to showcase their skills. This opportunity would see our Men’s Shed and Caldicote’s Primary School together embarking on a journey that would benefit many […]

27th November 2019
The Men’s Shed receives Greggs Unsold Food Donations

Middlesbrough’s one and only Men’s Shed has been awarded free food on a weekly basis through the Greggs Unsold Food Donations programme. Greggs Unsold Food Donations are awarded to soup kitchens, food banks, and shelters for the homeless and vulnerable people. The Men’s Shed in Middlesbrough, based out of the Frade store on Marton Road, […]

28th July 2019
RCVDA Volunteer Awards 2019 for Outstanding Community Group

Our beloved Man Shed is certainly making traction! Not so long ago we wrote an article explaining the devastating news that Zoe's Place would need to shut it's doors two days a week, due to lack of funding and community donations. Since then the Man Shed have designed and built two tombola drums for Zoe's […]

25th July 2019
We're in the news! - 1st issue of the Camerados chronicle.

We would like to wish a huge warm thanks to our friends at Camerados for showcasing our beloved Men’s Shed on page 8 of the first issue of The Camerados Chronicle. "Camerados by name and by nature, camerados is a growing movement of people from Baltimore to Blackpool who get through tough times by looking […]

11th June 2019
Frade accepts MVDA's volunteer Olympic torch for volunteer week 2019

The first seven days of June have become one of the most important weeks in any UK charity’s year because that is the time that has been set aside to specifically thank our volunteers and raise awareness of all that they have achieved. Across the country charities have held special events in their honour. The […]

5th June 2019
Frade plans rural expansion!

FRADE, a local charity that tackles poverty and reduces waste going to landfill, are announcing new venture into Northallerton, after entering into a partnership with Broadacres Housing Association. FRADE, which currently operate three thriving stores in Stockton, Middlesbrough, and Darlington, is taking over the running of Broadacres’ Richmond and Hambleton Furniture Store. This will result […]

14th May 2019
The Men's Shed supporting Zoe's Place!

Zoe’s Place announced they need to close their doors two days a week due to lack of funding! Zoe’s Place is the UK’s only dedicated hospice service for babies and young children up to their sixth birthday, is facing uncertain times after a change in funding for respite care. Crossbeck House in Normanby, Middlesbrough currently has […]

21st March 2019
National Lottery Community Fund supports Men's mental health in Middlesbrough.

Some pretty big revelations were made at our Middlesbrough store today. A super buffet was laid on for some very special guests, including our local Member of Parliament Andy McDonald, as we officially opened our new and improved Men’s Shed. Speaking to the invited audience, Chris Garcia, our Chief Officer explained how ‘Middlesbrough has the […]

20th March 2019
New Funding Heralds the Expansion of Middlesbrough Men’s Shed

FRADE, a local charity that aims to tackle poverty and reduce waste going to landfill, have announced new funding to increase and expand their successful Middlesbrough Men’s Shed Furniture Restoration programme. The Men’s Shed was officially opened by Andy McDonald, Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough.  The funding, provided by The Big Lottery’s ‘Building Connections’ fund, […]

14th January 2019
IKEA supports local charity

Over time we have developed close working relationships with many organisations and none more so than with our friends at IKEA Gateshead. Since 2015, our partnership has strengthened to such an extent that we have recently developed a collaborative promotional flyer that explains the value of reuse for their customers, as well as showing the […]

2nd December 2018
Men's shed reaching out on BBC radio Tees

Our Men’s Shed is certainly getting noticed. This week BBC Radio Tees came to see us. They wanted to know more about what we do for the community and report on our North Ormesby Sessions.

22nd November 2018
Step Forward Tees Valley sprinkle some Christmas magic!

We are delighted to have Step Forward Tees Valley back again this year! It seems incredible that a year has gone by since our friends at Step Forward Tees Valley came to decorate the Stockton store for last Christmas but here we are, 12 months later, welcoming them back. This year they have been even […]

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