High Sheriff, Edward Creasy making the presentation to Trustees
John Lange and Ray Roy
Edward Creasy, the High Sheriff of Suffolk, his wife Penny and Rachel Sloane from the Suffolk Community Foundation visited the Shed on Thursday 16th September. They were welcomed by our Trustees John Lange and Ray Roy with a good dozen or more Shedders on hand to show the party round and share their experiences and endeavours. They were shown round the workshop becoming increasingly impressed with the examples on show and explanations the Shedders gave for the reasons they became members. The camaraderie that the Shed evokes was plainly on show with plenty of laughing and joshing while the tour progressed, also a good deal of serious conversation around the value and contribution of the Shed to members wellbeing and mental health.
The visit concluded with Edward presenting the Shed with a certificate commemorating his visit. He said that the visit had surpassed his expectations and that the stories he had heard about the Shed were more than borne out. He was impressed with the way the Shed has contributed so much to the lives of the members and to the community, as a place where people of widely varying backgrounds, skills and experiences could contribute to and learn from each other in convivial and collegiate surroundings.
Thanks to the Sheriff and his guests and to the Shedders who together made it a memorable visit.