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Welcome to The Makery

A safe, supportive and empowering home from home for the local community.


Our Charity.
Our Community.

The Guardians Grow Charity started its roots as a community group, evolving and reaching charity status in November 2020, in the heart of the Covid 19 Global Pandemic.

Our Vision
Social justice, where poverty has been overcome. Equality for all. Living in dignity and security in their communities.

Our Mission
Serving our communities by providing services and projects that empower individuals and communities to thrive and reach their full potential.

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Helping our community thrive, one random act of kindness at a time

Our favourite acts of kindness:

1. Give someone a handwritten note

2. Open a door for others 

3.Listen to someone

4.Compliment a stranger 

5. Donate old toys/clothing to charity 

and most importantly... SMILE! :) 

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Our Partnerships

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We are proud to work in partnership with ROSA to support and empower those who are victims of sexual abuse. Rosa provides weekly drop in sessions every Thursday between 12pm and 2pm

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We work closely with Orbit Housing association to offer a FREE support service to help maintain wellbeing. See our "Whats on?" page for more info about sessions we have coming up at The Makery.


We are huge advocates for NHS Talking Therapies and we are building connections to offer open days in conjuction with NHS Talking Therapies in order to break the stigma of having mental health worries. So watch this space!

Are you an organisation, school, college or university seeking meaningful work experience opportunities?

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 Look no further than our community support hub cafe! We welcome students from various backgrounds to join us for enriching work experience programs tailored to their interests and goals. Whether you're eager to develop customer service skills, gain hands-on experience or learn about event coordination, our dynamic and inclusive environment offers a perfect setting for growth and learning. Engage with our vibrant community, make a positive impact, and embark on a journey of personal and professional development with us. Join our team and discover the rewarding world of community support while honing valuable skills for your future endeavours. Please contact us if you are interested. Our details are at the bottom of the page. 


Onsite, We offer: 

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The Makery Cafe 

The Makery offers a selection of regular, vegetarian and vegan dishes that cater to everyone's needs, from savoury to sweet; from a quick bite to a hearty dish of the day.

(All food is subject to availability)

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Buy, Read, Swap or Donate a book 

With our Makery library, we encourage you to sit with us in our cosy reading area and settle in with a lovely drink and a bite to eat in our warm hub. You are more than welcome to buy any of our books for a donation to our Guardians Grow charity. If you have read a book, why not come and give it a swap over and enjoy something new (we have lots to choose from!) 

We are always looking for book donations. If you have any books to donate, please bring them down to us at The Makery, Abbeygate Shopping Centre, Newdigate Street, Nuneaton. 


Arts/Crafts Studio

As you venture through The Makery, you will stumble upon our activity room in which we hold a number of crafting activities (as well as other things) So if you fancy getting your creative head on, feel free to pop in and join in. We are always wracking our brains for more sessions, so if you have any ideas for sessions we could hold, please pop in and chat to our friendly volunteers! All you need is your imagination and we can go from there. 

The Wishing Tree

This is our wishing tree, up all year round. Here we have our 'Pay it Forward' vouchers, where you can gift another person a drink or some food if they are unable to buy it themselves - so they can enjoy it in our lovely warm hub. 


The Creation Station

Come in and get your creative head on with our range of supplies. Practice your mindfulness with some colouring or create something new. Whatever comes to mind, give it a go or ask one of our lovely volunteers for some ideas. You can even pop your creation up for everyone to enjoy. 


What We Offer:

From crafts to work experience, we can help.

Check out what we are doing!

How you can get involved

Call 07518851184 

Autumn/Winter: Tues-Sat 9.30am-4pm

Spring/Summer: Tues-Sat 9:30-5pm

For more information

Or Email get involved


Abbeygate Shopping Centre

Newdegate Street




Opened on July 1st 2022, our first year has been funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. 

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