The Midsomer Men’s Shed Project, part of Midsomer Norton Community Trust, have set a date for their launch of Friday 1st June, 1pm, at Farrington Farm Shop – located behind the Café. A warm welcome is being extended to anyone interested in becoming a ‘Shedder’.
“The Shed will provide a place for men and women to come together where they can work on their own or community DIY projects – anything from making a garden planter to repairing a chair. As much as the work in hand, it’s being together – working shoulder to shoulder and enjoying the company of others”, said Richard Jordan, Community Trust Trustee for the Men’s Shed Project.
The Men’s Shed concept started in Australia where they have been amazingly successful over the last 12 years – to the point where there are 900 sheds across the country. The Australian government has recognised the mental health benefits of Men’s Sheds and now provide them with funding from the savings made from the reduced calls on their health service.
Men’s Sheds are now setting up all over the UK and as such it’s great to see that once again our area is at the cutting edge. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 and costs £5.00 per annum and £3.00 per visit to the shed. To begin with the Shed will be open each Friday from 9am to 1pm at Farrington Farm shop.
If you would like to join then visit www.midsomermensshed.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply ring 07818 420685. The Shed will be running a series of open mornings where you can find out more.