2017 This year saw us involved in full-on Workplace Health & Safety: induction for everyone and machine training for designated members. Hence no toys.
We sincerely thank the Trade Training Centre and St Pauls College for their efforts in all this - it would have been too easy to decide it was all too hard but they've made it happen for us.
Toymendous has a single aim and that is to make toys for children of under-privileged families. With the Grand Junction Trade Training Centre's facility and our own we have a wide array of machinery at our disposal to manufacture toys each year.
We are backed by businesses that supply us with consumables like wood, paint, ,nails, screws, etc. We fundraise once per year just prior to Christmas selling some of the toys we make at a large craft fair to raise sufficient funds to keep the project going for the following year.
Our workshops are hands-on and anyone attending can expect to be allocated a task for the day - it could be marking out, processes using power tools or sanding, staining or assembly.
Our workshops are friendly and supportive whether you have any toy making skills or not although some woodworking experience is an advantage.