Men’s Shed funding boost
CHILDERS Men’s Shed are one step closer to their own shed after Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett gave funding to the group.
Mr Bennett gave the group $35,000 to help fund the construction of their own shed, with the group using the Apex shed since their formation.
New president Rob Dight said the next step was to secure a location.
“We’ve got a few we’re hoping to hear from soon,” Mr Dight said.
Mr Dight attended a ceremony in Bundaberg on Monday where Member for Bundaberg Jack Dempsey officially opened Bundaberg Men’s Shed.
“I told them that we’d be next,” Mr Dight said.
“They’re all well aware of the necessity for this shed and we believe it’s a must for Childers.”
Former president Lachie McConnell said the Men’s Shed was a “wonderful thing” for the community.
Mr Dight assumed presidency from Mr McConnell earlier this month, after Mr McConnell founded the group in July last year.
“As long as we get our shed I’ve got enough,” Mr McConnell said.
SHED FUNDS: Childers Men’s Shed president Rob Dight, secretary David Wilson and Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett.