The Cambridge Lions have been hard at work in the local Lions Shed lately – no different from their usual busy schedule – but this time they’ve been renovating and refurbishing the shed to make it more spacious and manoeuvrable for everyone.
A change of layout, new shelving and a shift in how items are stored has seen the shed transformed into a bright and more spacious second-hand shop which is much easier to explore for those with limited mobility.
Gone are the narrow aisles and occasionally-cluttered areas, with each department now reorganised and in some cases broken down into smaller sections, making it easier to find the great deals and special items that the Lions Shed is known for.
The entrance has been transformed to a spacious and more welcoming walk-in, where display shelves with some of the more valuable items have been placed.
The clothing area has been re-organised, the furniture department has been expanded – there’s now a whiteware section – and a new fire alarm system has been installed.
The Cambridge Lions wish to add that any locals interested in joining the club or volunteering at the shed are more than welcome –you don’t have to be ‘old’ to join, all walks of life are involved with the Cambridge Lions.
Donations of good, saleable items are also encouraged. All proceeds raised at the Lions’ Shed go straight back into the Cambridge community – in fact approximately $130,000 of the $150,000 the Cambridge Lions give away each year is generated directly from the shed.
Practically any and every household or outdoor item can be found there; bicycles, kitchen appliances, tableware, outdoor furniture, couches, beds, cabinetry, children’s toys, the list goes on.
Open on Thursday and Saturday mornings, from 9am to 12pm, the Lions’ Shed can be found at the end of the driveway at 26 Vogel Street, Cambridge – just follow the signs.