It’s great to see the Australians sending stuff back to the UK, after we did so much for them 😉 – and Men sheds is one brilliant example as they started off down under.
Basically a mensshed is a place where retired blokes can get together and chat and learn skills and also tinker around with tools and stuff and do some practical things for themselves and the community.
There are a few set up in the UK mainly by AgeUK (formally Age Concern and Help the Aged) and it’s great to see them flourishing.
Greenwich’s MenShed celebrates it’s 1st Birthday and are having an open day on Wednesday 23rd November – so if you are in the area worth a visit.
I hope when I am older there are sheds that would welcome me – and maybe provide me with the skills that I have never managed to pick up in my forty years.
Age UK Men in Sheds in Greenwich will be holding its 1st Birthday and Open Day on Wednesday 23rd November between 10.30am-3pm at the Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road, Eltham, SE9 1SL.
Men in Sheds provides older men with a workshop (shed), tools and equipment so they can use existing skills, learn new ones and get involved in productive activity, while enjoying the benefits of working in a social group.
The event celebrates the project’s launch in Greenwich one year ago by Tommy Walsh, the DIY TV celebrity and will be a celebration and fundraiser which will showcase the project, and how it has developed. There will be opportunities to meet the shed’s members and partners and buy or commission goods made by the project. Refreshments, a raffle and more will be available on the day.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Pauline Cahill, Project Co-ordinator for Men in Sheds in Greenwich at Pauline.Cahill@acgreenwich.org.uk Tel; 0208 294 3017