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Welcome to The Makery

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

We are proud to announce The National Lottery

Community Fund have awarded us


This will Enable 3 paid posts for 3 years ❤️ We are now hiring!

NEWS 07/05/2024:


NEWS 11/06/2024:

We are super excited to announce we received a £2,500 grant from The Albert Hunt Trust to wrack out our storage facility! We have been falling over boxes for too long now (we store all our emergency well-being packs, Xmas and birthday gifts in boxes) However, now we will be able to get super organised. A massive heartfelt thank you to The Albert Hunt Trust! 


Coming up in July

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NEWS 28/06/2024:

A handful of our lovely volunteers are doing a sponsored zipline ride on the longest and fastest zipline in the UK, 'Velocity' in Wales. Please show them your support by clicking the link below to donate, and watch this space to see them scaring themselves silly for our charity! 


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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Click Me! 

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

At our charity, we believe in the power of kindness to transform lives, one act at a time. Throughout the year, our dedicated team of charity guardians tirelessly delivers random acts of kindness to those in need within our community. From providing emergency packs to the homeless, warm blankets to the elderly during winter, to distributing shoe boxes filled with gifts to children and vulnerable individuals for special occasions, every gesture is a beacon of hope and compassion. With the invaluable support of our community, we spread joy and comfort to those who need it most. Schools and other organisation’s are encouraged to nominate individuals deserving of these heartfelt gestures, ensuring that kindness knows no bounds. Together, we make the world a little brighter, one act of kindness at a time

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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 

Indulge in the warmth of our cafe, where every cup of tea and each delectable dish fuels our mission to serve the community. By joining us for a moment of relaxation, connection, and culinary delight, you're doing more than just enjoying a treat – you're providing a vital lifeline for our endeavours. Your support enables us to offer valuable work experience opportunities for schools, colleges, and individuals facing various challenges, from those navigating their transgender identity to those embracing neurodiversity and difference. We embrace and celebrate diversity, creating an inclusive space where everyone can thrive and contribute. Together, over a shared meal or a comforting brew, we create a safe, welcoming environment where friendships bloom, and isolation fades. With every sip and every bite, you're not just supporting us; you're investing in the resilience and well-being of our community."

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Buy, Read, Swap or Donate a book 

Step into our Makery library, a haven for literary enthusiasts seeking solace in the company of a good book. Nestled within our cosy reading area, we invite you to unwind with a delightful beverage and a delectable treat in our welcoming hub. As you immerse yourself in the pages of our curated collection, consider supporting our charitable efforts by purchasing any book for a donation to our Guardians Grow charity. Feel free to explore our diverse selection and discover new literary treasures.

Additionally, if you've finished reading a book, why not indulge in a swap and refresh your reading list? With a plethora of titles to choose from, there's something for every reader's taste.

We graciously accept book donations to expand our library and enrich the reading experiences of our community. If you have books to spare, we welcome your contributions at The Makery, located in Abbeygate Shopping Centre on Newdigate Street, Nuneaton. Thank you for helping us foster a love of reading and support our charitable endeavors

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Arts/Crafts Studio

As you explore The Makery, discover our vibrant activity room where an array of crafting activities and other engaging events await. Whether you're eager to unleash your creativity or simply seeking a new experience, feel free to drop by and join in the fun. We're continuously exploring new session ideas, and we welcome your input! Our friendly volunteers are here to listen and collaborate on any ideas you may have. With just your imagination, the possibilities are endless, and together, we can bring your visions to life.

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The Wishing Tree

Welcome to our enchanting Wishing Tree, a beloved feature that graces our space year-round. Here, nestled among its branches, you'll find our 'Pay it Forward' vouchers, offering you the opportunity to spread kindness by gifting a drink or a bite to someone in need, inviting them to savour the comforts of our cosy hub. Additionally, if you're unable to visit in person, you can also contribute online to treat someone to a special delight, ensuring that our spirit of generosity extends far and wide. Join us in nurturing a community where every act of giving blossoms into warmth and joy


The Creation Station

Welcome to our Creation Station, a cosy corner where imagination takes flight. Nestled around a table adorned with various artistic tools – from coloured pens to pastels and colouring books – you're invited to unleash your creativity. This haven is not just a table; it's a sanctuary where sensory experiences await. Ear defenders stand ready for those seeking tranquillity, making it a space suitable for all. And the best part? It's all free! Whether you're a child, an elder, or anyone else, our Creation Station embraces diversity and welcomes all to express themselves freely. Step into this inclusive environment where the only limit is your imagination, and discover the joy of creative exploration


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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