I missed this the other day, but Age concern are following the lead on the succesful Austrailian Menshed schemes, according to the BBC.
Age Concern Gloucestershire is about to begin its newest project in the Forest of Dean aimed at men aged over 55.
The “Men in Sheds” scheme will see men giving their time and skills to refurbish donated hand tools.
The Southampton-based charity Tools for Self Reliance will then send the refurbished tools out to Africa.
The project also needs men with administrative and marketing skills. The first “shed” will open later this May in The Mews, Mitcheldean.
“This is a unique opportunity for older men to use their skills and enjoy a social activity and help others,” said Linda Shepherd of Age Concern Gloucestershire.
Old hand sewing machines will also be reconditioned if available.