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VOLUNTEERING CAN HELP YOU, BUILD YOUR SKILLS, GAIN EXPERIENCE, MEET NEW PEOPLE, INCREASE SELF CONFIDENCE, MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY…”WE NEED YOU” COME ALONG AND VOLUNTEER😀

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Educating new volunteers in our very many diverse projects. These range from vintage telephone repair, eBay sales, shop floor, Victorian eye-glass construction, and many more.

Working together as a team to raise funds that we invest in our local community.  Bringing the community together.

We are looking for volunteers who can offer a minimum of 1 day per week.  Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm.

A Social Enterprise ….. with a difference. Be Part of Us! We are a Community Interest Company* or Social Enterprise (a ‘not-for-profit’) based in Southport with a dedicated team of pro bono staff. contributing together to create an organisation with a difference: principally for the benefit of its immediate community. Through our collaboration with other similar organisations and charities.  We. hope to share our values locally and where we can to provide assistance to communities elsewhere in the world.

From the MakeItWorkShop we sell all manner of things such as vintage and novelty telephones, electrical and other household goods,  that we do not require directly for our other charitable work. All of this helps bring in the funds we need to pay our way, develop and help us grow, and especially to keep our Workshop open. We are independent, have no debt and have not looked outside for funding.

Our local community-based activities comprise various recycling and repair projects to provide a place were we hope we can promote skills transfer across several generations, allowing those of us with experience the chance to pass on our skills to others.

We are run entirely by volunteers and we reward our volunteers by investing in small individual projects run by our members, giving them in turn the opportunity to create and manage innovative projects. Our aim is to be as self-sustainable as possible by pulling together in support of each other, and of course for those that may follow us.

The materials we deal with are mainly recycled community donations and things that would otherwise be dumped into over-used landfill sites. On a national scale, we do not claim to be unique but we do believe ourselves to be the first of our kind in Southport.

Our premises are in the centre of town with retail, workshop and storage facilities. We have had wonderful support from local people and organisations and we are always looking for much more. Any help would be greatly appreciated along with ideas or suggestions as to how we can fulfil the potential of MakeItWorkShop for everyone involved.

We offer all manner of volunteering opportunities: in retail, DIY and developing online sales skills, mentoring/training, administration, finance and many others.

To find out more about MakeItWorkShop and its members please call us on  01704 535123  or email us directly on “MakeIt.Southport@gmail.com”.   Or call in to see us we are open Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm and pick up an application and find out more about us.

 

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GET IT GOING AGAIN SEACOMBE LIBRARY 18th JULY – 11am till 2pm. A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

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We are on the road again.. this time we are taking our GIGA EVENT to Seacombe Library, WALLASEY. The address is 3 LISCARD ROAD, WALLASEY, CH44 6LT.

Pop down between 11am to 2pm for our FREE REPAIR WORKSHOP. we will be doing FREE PAT TESTS to ensure your device is safe to use and advise on how to repair.

Do you have things gathering dust in the corner, you keep saying you will put it in the trash or have a go repairing. SAVE YOURSELF MONEY. Bring it down and we will check it out for you.

Working closely with Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority our ethos is repair, reuse, repurpose or donate. Keep it out the landfill.

LOVING LODGE LANE – FRIDAY 6th JULY – HUGE FREE COMMUNITY EVENT – SEE YOU THERE

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This is a fantastic event that started in 2011 in response to media coverage of the Toxteth Riots and was aimed at making the area cleaner and greener whilst still having some fun. Now in its 7th year this is going to be the best one yet.

People living in and around the Lodge Lane area of Liverpool are being given an opportunity to show they love their neighbourhood at this special community event.

“LOVING LODGE LANE” features many community activities, but also an effort to make the area tidier and greener. A chance for local people to show the pride they have for their neighbourhood.

It’s going to be a VERY EXCITING EVENT. As you can see from the program there is lots going on. MakeItWorkShop CIC will be at the LODGE LANE/corner of GRIERSON STREET event from 1pm complete with generator to fix your electric and electronics and offer free PAT TESTS for GET IT GOING AGAIN TOXTETH.

FREE fruit bags, face painting, tai chi demos and a community clothes rail to name just a few. There is so much going on. You have to be there. Please pop on down and support this wonderful event.

MakeItWorkShop CIC, 6-10 Cambridge Walks, Cambridge Arcade, Southport, PR8 1EN

tel p…….01704 535123. Email……. MakeIt.Southport@gmail.com

GET IT GOING AGAIN – TOXTETH – Thursday 14th June

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WE ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN…..L this time we are off to GranbyToxteth Development Trust based at 129d Lodge Lane, Liverpool, L8.

This will be our second visit. Our first visit was so successful and we were kept really busy with a fantastic assortment of electric/electronic and laptops.

Pop down today between 11am to 2pm for our FREE REPAIR WORKSHOP. we will be doing FREE PAT TESTS to ensure your device is safe to use and advise on how to repair.

Do you have things gathering dust in the corner, you keep saying you will put it in the trash or have a go repairing. SAVE YOURSELF MONEY. Bring it down and we will check it out for you.

Working closely with Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority our ethos is repair, reuse, repurpose or donate. Keep it out the landfill.

MakeItWorkShop CIC

Cambridge Walks

Cambridge Arcade

Southport

PR8 1EN.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – GET IT GOING AGAIN – GRANBY TOXTETH DEVELOPMENT TRUST – FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

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In collaboration with MERSEYSIDE RECYCLING AND WASTE AUTHORITY – MakeItWorkShop CIC will be holding its 2nd FREE community event at the fabulous Granby Toxteth Development Trust on Thursday 14th June between 11am and 2pm.

We had such an amazing turn out at our first On The Road event so decided to come back. It was brilliant that so many people brought things along for FREE PAT TESTS and repairs.

This really can SAVE YOU MONEY and cut down on landfill. Do you have electric/electronic items gathering dust that you just haven’t gotten round to putting in the bin. Why not get them checked out. MOST ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC ITEMS PLACED ON LANDFILL STILL WORK!!!! Some just need a small fix. Don’t rush out and buy a new one yet, check if it can be repaired.

So why repair….it saves money, saves waste, saves energy and natural resources.

DONT THROW IT AWAY…..see if it can be restored. Even if it can’t be repaired there are many options still available.

We would love to see you on Thursday 14th June so come on down to Granby To the Development Trust.

JOIN US ON OUR JOURNEY TO REUSE, REPAIR, RECYCLE

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TODAY – FRIDAY 13th APRIL – FREE EVENT

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Get yourself down to our sister site at 16 Prince’s Street/corner of Market Street, Southport, PR8 1EZ and take part in a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT TODAY at 1pm -3pm.

We would really love to see you with your electric/electronic items. We are working with Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority to find ways of reducing Landfill, reusing precious materials and in turn save you money. Most electric/electronic items throw away are still in perfect working order or need a simple repair.

Do you have items sitting around that you are thinking of throwing away because they have brought a newer model out, you have more then one, you never got around to repair it – bring it along and we will PAT TEST them and discuss if it can be repaired, reused, repurposed or discuss ways of how to donate.

INVITATION TO A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT – GET IT GOING AGAIN @

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Is your toaster toast or your kettle run out of steam?  Do you have old electrics/electronics lying around at home?  From kettles to cameras, cameras to power drills, laptops to P.C’s.  PLEASE DONT THROW THEM AWAY!

Makeitworkshop will carry out FREE PAT TESTS and check if your item is still useable.  We can also discuss how to fix it.

There are many options available if you have unwanted or unused electrical/electronic items, donation to a worthy cause, taking the working parts of a broken item and finding another use, fixing it are just a few ideas.

We are running another Get It Going Again Event on FRIDAY 13th April between 1pm and 3pm.  You can find us on the corner of Market Street and Princes Street (just off Eastbank Street).  Check out the map for directions.

In the current climate when we are looking for ways to cut back and reduce our spending, this is a brilliant opportunity to help SAVE YOU MONEY and cut down on unnecessary waste going to the landfill.

MakeItWorkShop CIC

16 Princes Street

Southport

PR8 1EZ

01704 535123

Email – MakeIt.Southport@gmail.com