Our Gateshead

Blaydon Shed Clean Start Scheme

We are thrilled to announce the introduction of a new scheme called Clean Start we have created and need your help with.

All around the UK men are in need of basic toiletries due to either being homeless or having had to flee violent and abusive situations. Many of these men arrive in different towns not knowing anyone or having anything other than the clothes on their back.

There are currently many such schemes in place for women, but none for men.

We are also hoping to launch a nationwide scheme in conjunction with other Men's Sheds around the UK to act as both a drop off point for donations of toiletries and basic hygiene products for men and as a collection point for these products for men in need. 

This scheme is accessible by referral only and not open to the general public. Referrals from agencies, charities or such only. 

So we are appealing to you to ask for any donations you can make of any of the following items:

- soap

- deodorant

- shaving foam

- disposable razors

- combs

- wet wipes

- shower gel

- nail clippers/beard trimmers

- shampoo

- face cloths/small hand towels

- toothbrushes & toothpaste

- mouthwash

- socks/underwear

If you can donate any of these items to the Clean Start scheme, we would be very grateful and you can bring them down to the Shed on a Tuesday or Friday between 11am and 4pm.

Please share this, every item you can donate will help a man in need.

If anyone is interested in becoming a collection point for donations and getting involved, please email us on:


Thank you

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