Donations to Great North Ambulance Service

29th June 2022
Donations to Great North Ambulance Service

Donations to Great North Ambulance Service. Frade staff and volunteers are delighted to have been recognized  in raising vital funds for the Great North Ambulance Service. We display other Charity […]

17th June 2022
Green Fingers: Frade's Community Garden

Our community gardeners have taken advantage of the fine weather this week.  The photographs are beautiful and show the progress our volunteers are making turning this previously neglected piece of ground, into a wonderful haven.

14th June 2022
Upcycling your garden with leftover paint.

Upcycling your garden with leftover paint.

14th June 2022


18th May 2022
Make and Mend

The ‘Make Do and Mend’ campaign.  Frade Shedders project is growing from strength to strength. Originally we called it the Men’s Shed but as more ladies become interested in upcycling […]

13th May 2022
Furniture Poverty

FURNITURE POVERTY  Most of us have heard of fuel poverty and food poverty, but what is ‘furniture poverty’.  Frade, established in 1990, helps over 10,000 families on average per year, […]

9th May 2022
Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this year’s theme is loneliness. The cost of loneliness to UK employers has been estimated to be £2.5billion every year, primarily […]

6th April 2022
Frade’s Men's Shed Garden Project 

Frade’s Men's Shed Garden Project   Gardening is one of the few physical activities where every little effort shows immediate returns.  Our new garden project aims to bring an unloved section […]

11th March 2022
We are Re-using Paint

Reusing paint to colour the community, is one of the key missions of Community RePaint. Did you know that around 50 million litres of paint – enough to fill 22 […]

14th February 2022
Good Neighbours

GOOD NEIGHBOURS. The northeast has been hit by two devastating storms in quick succession. Storms Malik and Corrie ripped through Teesside and brought down fencing around our Middlesbrough Men’s Shed […]

7th February 2022
Frade Charity asks supporters to use GiftAid

Frade Charity asks supporters to use GiftAid and help raise more money for the most vulnerable in our community. A county charity is asking its supporters to be aware of […]

2nd February 2022
Frade's Men's Shed Garden project Funded

After receiving funding and support for the Frade Men's shed and a new gardening project from our charitable investors. The benefits from this are going to be life-changing. Allowing more […]

1st February 2022
Success Stories at Frade

Lee Miller- Frade Employee Lee Miller began working at Frade around eight years ago where he began his journey with us. He started working for Frade as a volunteer where […]

22nd December 2021

Frade will close Thursday the 23rd at 1:00pm and Re-open at 9:00am on the 4th of January 2022. We would like to wish a huge thank you to all of […]

16th December 2021
Shop Manager – Frade Stockton (Job Vacancy)

Our current manager is retiring after 25 years’ service, if you passionate about your community and want to make a difference working for a local charity, this could be the […]

1st December 2021
FRADE Darlington

FRADE DARLINGTON We were delighted by the visit of the Mayor of Darlington Cllr. Cyndi Hughes to open our new extension of Frade Darlington. Cllr. Cyndi Hughes officially cut the […]

24th August 2021
The Local Charity That’s Really Making A Difference.

Frade, established in 1990, just got a wee bit bigger. With community retail stores in Stockton, Middlesbrough, Northallerton,Guisborough and Darlington and a dedicated re-cycling hub also inMiddlesbrough, FRADE work alongside […]

23rd August 2021
What to look out for when buying pre-owned furniture

If you’re stretching your money as far as you can, a treasure hunter or one for reducing your impact on the planet, you may be considering buying second-hand furniture. Whilst […]

17th June 2021
The Mens Shed Association – working with Ronseal and Channel 4 on one man's journey

Ronseal is celebrating the work of the UK Men’s Sheds and the Association in a powerful new film launching this week. The Shed has been produced by Rumpus Media, in […]

17th June 2021
The Reuse Networks 2020 social impact report

The Reuse Network is delighted to share its 2020 social impact report (April 2019 / March 2020) showing the huge impact the reuse sector has on the life of people […]

9th June 2021
Refugee Week: 14-20 June 2021

The theme of Refugee Week 2021, ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’, is an invitation to extend your hand to someone new. Whoever and wherever you are, we hope you will join […]

27th May 2021

Volunteers’ Week 2021, takes place 1-7 June 2021, when charities around the UK to take the time to say thank you to all ‘volunteers’. We were very happy to be […]

24th May 2021
We've opened a new store in Guisborough!

We are extremely proud to announce that we have opened our fifth store located in Guisborough! Guisborough is in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland.  The area also includes the charming outlying villages Dunsdale, and Newton under Roseberry and Upleatham and […]

21st May 2021
Frade’s Men’s Shed - Love of Chairs.

The Community Emporium has recycled many chairs and showed our visitors how you can upcycle on a budget and create a lovely dining experience. Here are a few examples of […]

11th May 2021

We are very excited to share the work that our dedicated Men’s Shed and Volunteers after spending months developing the gardens at the rear of FRADE, 426 Marton Road, Middlesbrough. […]

29th March 2021

To all our customers, stakeholders, staff and volunteers, please be advised that all Frade stores and warehouse will close at 12h30 on 01 April 2021 until 9am 7th April 2021. […]

23rd December 2020
We're closed for the Christmas holidays

All FRADE stores will be closed from the 23rd of December 2020 until the 4th of January 2021. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and we can't wait […]

23rd December 2020

Without the many volunteers that walk through our door’s day in and day out we simply couldn’t provide the service we do; volunteers are the back bone of FRADE and […]

19th November 2020

International Men’s Day in the UK is on 19 November every year (Thursday this year) and it is celebrated around the world in at least 60 countries. The three core […]

5th November 2020
Paying tribute to our trustees for trustees Week: 2 – 6th November 2020

FRADE Trustees: Diane Cosstick – Chairperson Keith Shaw – Secretary/Treasurer Mike Brown – Director Councillor Steve Nelson – Director Michelle Ferguson – Director Luke Dawson - Director Christine Shepherd – […]

5th November 2020
Frade’s Men’s Shed project continues to astound us all.

Our new social enterprise shop the Community Emporium has served us extremely well and contributed to a huge amount of donations of household furniture to upcycle. We recently learnt that […]

30th October 2020
Wishing our long standing Chairperson ‘bon voyage’.

It is not often that a Charity celebrates a birthday and a retirement in the same month. We could not find a more fitting occasion to wish our long standing […]

26th October 2020
FRADE is 30 years old this year, why not celebrate with us?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! This year is a special one for us as we mark 30 years since we were founded. Frade started by local Councillor Julia May Cherrett [Nee Roberts] in […]

6th October 2020
It is with sadness that we report the passing of our founder Julia Cherrett

It is with sadness that we report the passing of our founder Julia Cherrett To Julia’s family, friends and work colleagues, we send our heartfelt condolences. Many tributes have already […]

27th July 2020
All Frade Stores are now open for business!

All Frade Stores are now open for business.  Please note that we have limited the number of customers in our stores to six people at any one given time and we are still observing one way systems and […]

13th June 2020

WE ARE RE-OPENING ON JUNE 15th We would like to extend a warm welcome to our all friends, family and supporters, and announce that we are ready to re-open our […]

7th June 2020
Shedders Edition - Volunteer Week Celebrations 2020

In this third installment of #VOLUNTEER WEEK celebrations we’re highlighting some of the outstanding work that our shedders have been up to since #VOLUNTEER WEEK 2019. The first project we […]

6th June 2020
On The Front Line - Volunteer week celebrations 2020

Volunteer week celebrations 2020 In this second installment of #VOLUNTEER WEEK celebrations we’re highlighting some of the outstanding work that our volunteers have carried out since #VOLUNTEER WEEK 2019. 2019 […]

5th June 2020
Volunteer week celebrations 2020 #VOLUNTEERWEEK

#VOLUNTEERWEEK Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Read more > This is our favorite time of year, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

18th December 2018
Santa Clause is coming to town!

When Professor Green called into our Stockton store as part of a Channel 4 documentary, our staff were understandably excited. This year though our Middlesbrough branch beat them with 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 […]

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