Here’s an unusual way to earn a shedload of money for charity

A WHITNASH couple are using their seemingly ordinary sheds in an enterprising way to help educate people in less developed countries.

Graham and Rachel Butt, whose three garden sheds back on to a railway line carrying passengers to and from London, are offering the use of the buildings for advertising purposes in exchange for cash - which will be donated to Leamington charity Thare Mache Education, which makes DVDs to help bring vital knowledge to people across Africa, Asia and South America.

The couple have been supporters of the cause for many years and Mr Butt, a football fan, came up with the idea after being inspired by the recent deal between Arsenal Football Club and Emirates Airlines, which secured the naming rights for Arsenal’s Drayton Park site over the next five years at £150 million.

Mrs Butt said: “Going on the bids we have received so far, we will easily raise £100. We know that every 
little bit we raise will make a 
difference as it only costs £1 to produce one DVD,

“Thare Mache’s idea of using technology for education is so simple, but it makes such a massive difference to people’s lives. It’s a brilliant charity.”

The winning bidders will have their requested name etched on their shed and benefit from three corporate hospitality visits for up to four people per year - with, promise the Butts, a guaranteed cup of tea per person.

Bidding is open until next Friday (December 21) and the winning bidders will have their names on the sheds by Christmas.

Any businesses, organisations, groups or individuals wishing to make a bid can do so online or by emailing [email protected]

Thare Mache, which is based in Althorpe Street, currently translates DVDs on topics such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis. human trafficking and the dangers of drugs in 53 languages.

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