Men’s Shed fund­ing boost

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

SHED FUNDS: Childers Men’s Shed pres­i­dent Rob Dight, sec­re­tary David Wilson and Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett.

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