Tuesday 17th April 2012
People with DIY and handicraft skills are being encouraged to get involved in a new project which helps homeless people.
Emmaus Brighton & Hove is inviting people to join The Sheddie Association, in Portslade, which encourages people to create and rejuvenate items that can then be sold on to support the charity.
It is now looking for sheddies, people who can recycle and upcycle, or improve, items, to use their skills to refurbish furniture, upgrade garden tools or repair a bike.
A charity spokesman said: "The idea is that each member of the group will bring along their own skills, experience, and knowledge and share with other like-minded people, making and creating items that can then be sold through the shops, raising funds to help support Emmaus Brighton & Hove."
The project will be launched on April 19, at Emmaus Brighton & Hove, in Portslade Old Village, and anyone interested in getting involved is invited to attend between noon and 3pm.
Emmaus is a national charity which provides a home and employment for people who have previously been homeless or without work. Residents are referred to as companions, and they collect and resell donated goods to generate income for the community and others in need.