Sheddies can chill out and cook up funds with gifts
THE concrete slab of the Childers District Men’s Shed Association’s brand new shed has barely set, but the group has swung into action and is well on the way to an official opening day.
To help push the Childers Men’s Shed along, Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett has donated a fridge and barbecue to the group.
Mr Bennett helped secure $35,000 of state government funding towards the construction of the shed and he was delighted to be able to assist the group further.
“The Men’s Shed movement provides a unique opportunity for men in communities to be more socially engaged and be a part of a safe environment; to be productive; connect with friends and maintain an active body and mind,” Mr Bennett said.
“It’s great to see a men’s shed in Childers to offer these invaluable benefits.
“I’m proud to be able to support local community groups like the Childers District Men’s Shed, and I’m looking forward to continuing to assist other Childers community groups in the future.”
The fridge and barbecue, bought through local suppliers, will be used for social, community and fundraising events.
Men’s Shed president Rob Dight was thrilled to receive the new items from Mr Bennett and said they would be put to good use.
“On behalf of the members of the Childers District Men's Shed, I want to thank Stephen for his ongoing support,” Mr Dight said.
“Eighteen months ago he was here to pass on our first major grant which enabled us to start building our new shed and now he has kindly donated a new fridge for our meeting room, and a barbecue for us to use for social or fundraising activities and community events.
The Childers Men’s Shed would also like to put a call out for new members.
If you are interested in joining the group, the shed is open on Tuesday from 10am.