After announcing a new charity partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society late last year, The Posh Shed Company is pleased to announce the first sale in ‘forget me not blue’ has been made.
Posh customer, Liz Pritchard of Carlton, Bristol, purchased her Southwold shed in the charities ‘forget me not blue’ in May after a long hunt to find a structure that could house tools, but also be a peaceful haven for reading.
With the purchase of each shed in this colour, five percent of the sale goes directly to the charity to fund lifesaving research into dementia.
The retired civil servant said: “Having been a keen gardener for many years, Posh Shed has been on my radar for quite some time now. I have always admired how beautiful its products are but have never been in the position to take the leap and purchase one, until this year.”
The 68-year-old decided on the Southwold shed as she felt it would fit perfectly in the restricted space she had, she was also taken aback by its eye-catching and unique design.
“Our previous metal shed was spoiling the garden and was just falling apart’” she added. “We were wanting a structure to store tools but also something which would look beautiful in its own right.”
Inspired by the traditional coastal design with a covered veranda, the company’s Southwold Shed has a high diamond-shaped rear window, allowing maximum storage or shelving without impacting on the view.
However, when purchasing the shed, Mrs Pritchard said she didn’t realise the charity link, at first.
She said: “When we were conducting more research into what type of shed we wanted, I noticed the Alzheimer’s Society logo on the website.
“If there had been any hesitation before making this purchase, there certainly wasn’t any now. We have supported the charity on an ad-hoc basis after my father suffered from dementia towards the end of his life – but, as we now grow older, it’s one of our greatest fears. It is such an important charity to support as it can be so devastating to experience, it needs all the funding it can to do more great research.”
Alzheimer’s Society community fundraiser for Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire, Ryan Stanley, explained the importance of donations for the charity.
He said: “Every pound raised will help Alzheimer’s Society provide information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by dementia and their loved ones.
“Alzheimer’s Society is committed to spending at least £150 million over the next decade on dementia research to improve care for people today and find a cure for tomorrow.
“Until the day we find a cure we will be here for anyone affected by dementia, wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. We need more companies like The Posh Shed Company to join us now and unite against dementia.”
Mrs Pritchard added that while you can purchase a shed for a couple of hundred pounds, none can compete with the beauty of a Posh Shed.
“We are just so delighted with our shed, from when we placed the order to the team coming to install it, the whole process from start to finish was a breeze,” she said. “The shed now looks part of the garden and is far from an unattractive eye-sore, which we had before.”
Richard Frost, managing director of The Posh Shed Company, added: “We are delighted to hear that Liz is enjoying her new Southwold shed. We hope this sale will now get the ball rolling and encourage more future customers to consider purchasing this shed in this beautiful shade, as not only will you receive a striking shed, you will also be doing a small bit for this great charity.”