Proud moment for men
The past is laid to rest for members of Childers Men’s Shed:
“IT’S a great day for Men’s Shed,” president of Childers Men’s Shed Rob Dight said as he and other members proudly posed for a photo for Town and Country.
For the past 12 months the battle over the parcel of land on North St, which the shed now sits, split the town in two.
The battle line created a firestorm with many locals voicing their opinions on social media.
It has been a difficult 12 months and a long road for the men and the organisation of Men’s Shed.
Mr Dight said the shed is now built and all the members are extremely excited.
“We have plenty of community support and the Tom Quinn Centre in Bundaberg have kindly offered us assistance to finish the gardens,” he said.
“The inside walls will be completed soon, we are waiting on all the electrics and of course the plumbing.”
The Childers District Men’s Shed Association holds a 10-year lease on Lot 3a North St and, despite the lengthy delays in the development of the site, the plans are almost complete.
Members of Men’s Sheds come from all walks of life, the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and would like something meaningful and practical to do with their time.
The Men’s Shed movement has now become one of the most powerful tools in addressing health and well-being and helping men to once again become valued and productive members of the local community.
Men’s Shed membership continues to grow, with potentially members waiting for a permanent home.
ALL SMILES: Childers Men's Shed president Rob Dight stands in front of the new shed on North St.
MEN’S SHED: Ten pairs of helping hands from the Tom Quinn Centre in Bundaberg, and Childers Men’s Shed.