About our shed
The Shed commenced operating about 7 years ago. A local church allows
us to use a large shed on their property. Originally the church assisted with
some machinery to set us up. Also they have an Insurance Policy covering
all aspects of running the shed. The NSW Government has given us Grants
to extend the shed size. We are in the process of an extension at the
present time from a Grant. Our numbers fell off during Covid but currently we
have around 32. On Tuesday we get about 12 men, Thursday about 20 and
Saturday about 16. The numbers we get on Thursday is about our limit for
the Shed size so that is the reason for the current extension. 90 % of the
men come from the local areas. It gives us pleasure to have a couple of men
with some form of disability who come with a carer to learn woodwork from
the men at the Shed. A few of the men just come for coffee and a talk.
Members mainly wish to work on projects of their own in wood. During the
year the men work on one major project over about 3 months. This years’
project is making numerous props for a Medieval Theme used in a 4 day fun
outreach to children in the Community and the Church on site.
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Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)
More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries
The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)
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