Calum’s shed gets a spruce up for shedweek

The shed owned by charity Mary’s Meals, got a lick of paint to looks it’s best ready for Shed Week – Which of course if next week (4th July)

Staff at Mary’s Meals are waiting to find out whether their head office, a finalist for the National Shed of the Year competition, sponsored by Cuprinol, has won the overall title.

Children from their village visited Mary’s Meals on Thursday (June 30th) to celebrate the shed winning the ‘garden office’ category of the competition, and to help paint and decorate, so that it is looking its best ready for ‘National Shed Week’

Calum’s shed, which has already beaten over a hundred other entries to win its category and reach the final of the competition, is the base for the charity, which provides a daily meal for over 526,000 chronically hungry children in sixteen countries around the world.

Calum’s shed has been at the heart of Mary’s Meals’ work since it began. During the Balkan conflict, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, the charity’s founder, borrowed it from his father (Calum) and used it to store donations of blankets and medicines before he delivered them to victims in Bosnia.

“Mary’s Meals has always had fantastic support from the local community, and we’re looking forward to welcoming a team of young painters and decorators on the last day of term, this week.” says Magnus. “The shed has been part of our work, feeding hungry children, for a long time, and it certainly deserves a fresh coat of paint for the summer.”

Good luck to them and to all the sheddies through to the final!

If you would like to donate or help out with the good work that Mary’s Meals do, you can do so here.

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear