At the first ECA Board Meeting of 2019, a brand-new volunteers’ group was set up that will look after events and focus on raising funds for the plans we have for the Mechanics Institute. This year, there will be a huge emphasis on the 150th anniversary of the Mechanics institute – more on that later.

Sharon Hodges, of Mi’ Café fame, and our volunteer Treasurer; Julie Pearson have launched and now lead the group of keen volunteers. It is early days but there are lots of vibrant new ideas for events that can be held at the Mechanics’ Institute.

If you have a great idea for an event, Sharon and Julie would love to hear about it. They’ll be running regular campaigns to get more people involved in these exciting events.

Contact Sharon by emailing or just pop in and chat to Sharon in Mi’ Café at the Mechanics Institute where she will be Monday to Thursday.

If you’d like to be a volunteer on this group, contact

Meet the Team:

Sharon, Julie, Eileen & Sean