Scooter pro­ject a real team ef­fort

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ZIP­PING around the vil­lage is a breeze af­ter some lucky Ar­madale res­i­dents were gifted a new set of wheels.

The Kelmscott Men’s Shed has just do­nated an elec­tric scooter to Dale Cot­tages.

Men’s Shed co-or­di­na­tor Jeff Wil­liams said it was won­der­ful to make a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity.

“It’s great, be­cause there’s noth­ing finer than see­ing a smile on some­one’s face. From my view, that’s what it’s all about,” Mr Wil­liams said.

A web of com­mu­nity con­nec­tions brought the scooter to its new home.

“It’s six de­grees of sep­a­ra­tion,” Mr Wil­liams said.

The scooter was do­nated to Cross­ways, who passed it on to their as­so­ci­ated Men’s Shed.

Mr Wil­liams and fel­low mem­bers then set about restor­ing it to tip-top con­di­tion.

A call to Ar­madale’s Bat­tery World put Mr Wil­liams in touch with Ken Preedy, who do­nated two bat­ter­ies to get the scooter go­ing again like new.

The scooter now needed a new home, and af­ter con­tact­ing Sea­sons Fu­ner­als, who hold mu­si­cal per­for­mances and sing-alongs in nurs­ing homes, Mr Wil­liams was put in touch with Dale Cot­tages’ Stacey Dowd­ing.

Mr Wil­liams said the Kelmscott Men’s Shed was al­ways happy to as­sist with items that lo­cals think may help their com­mu­nity – do­na­tions go through the op shop at Cross­ways, then get re­paired by the Men’s Shed.

With projects con­stantly on the go, the Men’s Shed is also look­ing for more vol­un­teers, who en­joy men­tal and phys­i­cal ben­e­fits on top of help­ing their com­mu­nity.

“Essen­tially, the Men’s Shed was in­tro­duced for men’s health. Be­cause if you have some­one who’s with other peo­ple, en­joy­ing them­selves, their phys­i­cal well­be­ing is mon­i­tored by other peo­ple there,” he said.

Call 9390 0900 or email Men­sShed@cross­ways.org.au

The Cow Tripped Over the Moon will be read aloud at the Mundi­jong Play­group on Wednesday, May 24, at 9.30am.

The win­ner of the ‘30 books to read be­fore you’re 3’ com­pe­ti­tion will be drawn on Fri­day, May 19.

For more in­for­ma­tion on events at the Mundi­jong Pub­lic Li­brary, visit www.sjshire. wa.gov.au or sub­scribe to the monthly e-news let­ter.

Pamela Smith tries out the new scooter, with Ray Ferguson, Jeff Wil­liams, Ken Preedy and Stacey Dowd­ing.

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