Muddy Hub volunteers lead on new development

Folk Like Us Muddy Hub

Muddy Hub volunteers lead on new development

Folk like Us members have been very busy over the summer period, firstly with the safe demolition of the old shed at the Allotment and then turning their attention to designing and planning the building of a new shed on site.

The resources for the new shed are funded by Leigh on Sea Rotary Club, private donations and funds raised through the Spring Connect Event Raffle.

With all preparation in place the group transformed the Allotment within the space of two weeks. The new shed design was led by Martin, with the construction supported by John and Charlie. Paul and Anthony were on hand to assist where needed.

The outcome has been an amazing shed that can cater for all the groups’ needs and equipment, a verandah to help get out of the rain or sun when a rest is needed. The group are very proud of their efforts and so they should be.

“Thinking about the design of the shed and how it would be constructed often had me awake at 3am in the morning!, Martin said. “I’m really please how well it turned out and the team worked so well together. It was an enjoyable activity to be involved in.”

The final phase was the colour scheme and painting. After much debate the members settled on a colour palate and with Sarah’s assistance Jessie, John and Charlie got stuck in. They got so involved that Charlie put his foot in the paint tin and painted more than the shed! He is now affectionately known as Charlie ‘Red Foot’ Mistry!

Folk Like Us provides support and advice to people over the age of 65, living in the borough of Southend who are experiencing loneliness and isolation. These people are supported by Turning Tides Team Leaders, and if required, will be signposted to services who can assist them further.

For more information, call the Turning Tides Team on 01702 356070.