A community workshop has been given a big bundle of tools from home improvement store Wickes.

Thame Community Workshop makes and repairs goods for the local area.

The workshop is part of the UK Sheds Network which runs workshops to provide companionship and support for those who are no longer working.

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They do this with the aim of reducing loneliness and isolation.

Mike Ashford, founder of the Thame Community Workshop said: “We were so grateful and pleased to receive the tools from Wickes.

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“We rely solely on donations and having these tools in the workshop will really help us to ensure we have enough of the right equipment for all our members to use.” 

The tools have come from the Wickes store in Aylesbury.

Wickes Aylesbury store manager, Scott Wilson said: “We were delighted to be able to support the community workshop and ensure they have enough of the right tools.

“It's clear they are playing an important role within the community and that's what our community programme is here for.” 

Thame Community Workshop was set up in April 2022 when Chinnor Rugby club was granted a 10 year lease on a redundant store room and work began to create the workshop.

It has 45 members who are able to use the workshop three mornings a week to either work on their own projects or repair items for the community.

They do this in return for a small donation and the cost of materials.