There is a lot of interest in establishing a South London group and some potential organisers participated in the April session of the Reading Engine Shed to see how it all works. Richard Semmens of Streatham is embarking on an ambitious fundraiser in May 2018 in aid of the proposed South London Engine Shed group. This would be run independently but based on the same idea as the two other Engine Shed groups. Richard’s link is below and there are also some great images of The Engine Shed in Reading from his visit:
Do support Richard if you would like to have such a facility in South London!
We were delighted to visit Brookfields Special School to mark Autism Awareness Week 2018. We had a great day, with train layouts inside and out as the weather was so sunny. Classes came in to see us for 30 minutes each throughout the day, taking over the controls and building layouts.
Thank you to the local Freemasons for our grand day out to Chinnor Railway in April! We were treated to multiple rides and a packed lunch for the children, all inside our own carriage 🙂
We are delighted to confirm that we were awarded £500 from Skipton Building Society, as a result of everyone voting for us online! We very much appreciate the support and will be using the funds to get some more trains (what else?!) to keep everyone happy, as well as purchasing refreshments for our sessions 🙂
Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful new year!
The Engine Shed has been shortlisted to win £500 with Skipton Building Society! Please vote for us before 13 October – it takes two seconds to insert your email and that is it!
FREE DAY OUT AT HIGH WYCOMBE MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY, SATURDAY 22 JULY
For the last three years we have had a great day out at High Wycombe Model Engineering Society with delicious and free BBQ, cakes and refreshments provided by the local Freemasons – and unlimited rides on their fantastic trains!
We have been invited back for another grand day out on Saturday 22 July, 11 am to 2pm. Please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your places! We will send out directions a few days before.
Please consider joining us even for part of the day!
Thank you to Reading Lions for the generous donation of £500! We enjoyed participating in the Lion’s Dens selection process and are very grateful for the support of the Lions. The grant will go to support our group which meets at Katesgrove Children’s Centre on the last Saturday of each month.
The lovely Claire Jones is doing the Three Peaks for The Engine Shed on 11 June! As we are a community group (not a registered charity) Berks Autistic Society /Autism Berkshire have kindly agreed to collect the funds and forward them to us.
Please support Claire and us with this epic challenge. We are very grateful to her for this incredible effort, not least because we couldn’t run for a bus (or indeed a train).