Men’s Sheds do­ing lo­cal good

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THE Aus­tralian Men’s Shed As­so­ci­a­tion has of­fi­cially launched 2017 Men’s Shed Week in part­ner­ship with the Bi­par­ti­san Friend­ship Group of Men’s Sheds at Par­lia­ment House.

“Men’s Sheds aren’t just about build­ing toys and fix­ing fur­ni­ture; Men’s Sheds are build­ing com­mu­ni­ties and fix­ing lives,” said Aus­tralian Men’s Shed As­so­ci­a­tion ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer David Helmers at the launch.

The sec­ond an­nual Men’s Shed Week, themed do­ing lo­cal good, is to show­case the work of lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

“The benefits of Men’s Sheds ex­tend well be­yond the shed – ac­tiv­i­ties at the shed sup­port lo­cal peo­ple, groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions and bring peo­ple to­gether in ways that strengthen com­mu­ni­ties,” said Mr Helmers.

Men’s Shed Week runs un­til Oc­to­ber 1.

WALK FOR KINDER: The Mans­field Kinder­garten is cel­e­brat­ing its birth­day with a Ride-A-Walk-A-Thon on Oc­to­ber 14.

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