Fundraising Events

While there is a focus on individual and community projects, opportunities arise for the shed to generate some additional funds and this is often a real team effort as shown in the examples below.

Garage Sale

To help dispose of some of our surplus items and increase our funds the committee decided to have our first garage sale on 15th August 2015. With an early start for some at 7.so am, we set the prepared items out under the verandah. Despite our advertising a “not before 8.30am start” the first rush walked down the drive at 8.15 and from then on we had a steady stream of people looking for a bargin.

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Where did all this stuff come from?

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Waiting for the next lot of customers

 

 

 

 

 

We were lucky with the weather and the suggestion of having a sausage sizzle as an extra fund raiser proved a success. At first count we look to have increased our funds by about $700.  In addition we got a $100 donation towards a Defibrillator Unit. We still seem to have a large array of surplus items left but on the on the positive side have sold some of the bulky items.

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What a range of surplus items we had all spread out complete with sausage sizzle and a good range of customers – Photo edited by Nigel

 

 

 

 

 

 

One way to boost our funds

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It looks great from a distance but up close!!!!!

The donation of a Trailer Sailer thats needs a lot of TLC – yes that’s A LOT OF TLC  – currently has  one eager member lovingly repairing, sanding and painting the exterior.

The trailer on which it sits is another sad story because of its rusty condition. The offer of a boat trailer that was being replaced by the owner now gives us several options as we try and assemble a saleable package so we will see how it goes.

 

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Its been up on blocks for a while now and the silver tarpaulin keeps most of the rain out. From time to time our enthusiasts is seen sanding and priming and we are about due for an update to see  where to from here.

 

After what seems a long time and without any further expenditure it was decided that it was as tidy as we could get it and it had to go. Shaped bearers were fixed to the specifically donated trailer from another benefactor so the boat was now mobile again. Then it was on Trade Me and fingers crossed……. and yes we sold it and the Defibrillator fund has benefitted as a result. 

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Ready to hit the road

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Off to its new owner

Toy World Closure

A new Benefactor for MenzShed was the result of the closure of Toy World Paraparaumu and the generous donation by the owners of the internal fittings including counter, stands and shelving. The resultant several trailer loads of items have stirred the imagination of members for their use in a variety of projects, so watch this space. Some articles have been on-sold benefitting our funds.

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Shelves, partitions, brackets, stands, the list goes on and on

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What wouldn’t fit inside was under the veranda

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xmas Lights 2014

Continuing to assist Barry & Karen Church with their xmas lights display, from which we gain donations, has become an annual end of year event for MenzShed Kapiti and again we all did it proud as the photos show.

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Dusk was the time to take photos

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Examples of our work on display

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One of the many attractions

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Santa and helpers at the entrance

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Snoopy showed off our recently painted pedal car

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The first public appearance of our own “old banga”

 

 

 

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Our almost completed ark – Castle Kids kindergarten

 

 

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The ultimate night shot compliments of Nigel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More software technology turns night into day

 

 

 

Fence Construction

A successful tender to construct the fence that separated part of the site from one neighbour saw some members leading by example and some learning new skills – we are all proud of the end result and our funds benefitted also.

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Old fence removed

Posts concreted in and lined straight and true

Posts concreted in and lined straight and true

Final check that the levels are all correct after rails installed

Final check that the levels are all correct after rails installed

Palings straight but only partly completed

Palings straight but only partly completed

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Don’t need to do the touch toes exercise today

Looking good from the neighbours side

Looking good from the neighbours side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garage Donation

The offer of the complete removal of a garage saw it progressively dismantled, temporarily stood up and then successfully sold on trade me.

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Original shed

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Part intact

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Skeletal view

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Roof tiles stacked

 

 

 

 

 

Xmas Lights 2013

After being approached by Barry & Karen Church to assist with their xmas lights display, MenzShed Kapiti have continued to provide a major input to support their already impressive display.

Nigel enjoys a photo of his idea for the xmas lights

Nigel enjoys a photo of his idea for the xmas lights

The site at dusk shows the extent of the display

The site at dusk shows the extent of the display

The night display as can be seen from the road

The night display as can be seen from the road

Our stand which includes Nigel's father xmas

Our stand which includes Nigel’s father xmas

 

 

 

 

Peter's old motor was pat of our display

Peter’s old motor was pat of our display

Our Montessori facade was suitably decorated

Our Montessori facade was suitably decorated

Our sign at the gate was well lit up for the occasion

Our sign at the gate was well lit up for the occasion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The opportunity to assist Cartridge World relocating fittings to their new premises increased our funds

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Fittings on the move

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Lots of helpers, some working

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Golf club donated cabinet finally relocated in the primary school