Bel­mont Men’s Shed shows off hand­i­work.

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Bel­mont Men’s Shed is gear­ing up for its com­mu­nity mar­ket day.

One and all are in­vited to head to the shed on Satur­day, Septem­ber 9, be­tween 9am and noon to ex­plore their hand­made wooden toys, house­hold prod­ucts, over 50 bikes of all sizes, and a range of other items.

Men’s Shed chair­man Brian Carey said as well as shar­ing the items made at the shed, the mar­ket day would let the com­mu­nity learn more about what goes on there.

“It’s telling the story of the shed and the sort of things we’re do­ing,” Mr Carey said.

“We’re do­ing lots of lit­tle jobs, re­pairs for the Toy Li­brary, help­ing out older peo­ple with things they need re­pair­ing and a lot of met­al­work as well as wood­work.”

The Bel­mont Men’s Shed blokes have a strong bond with their local Bun­nings as well as the wider com­mu­nity, cook­ing food for 400 peo­ple at last week’s DIY ses­sion for Father’s Day.

Mr Carey said the im­pact of Men’s Sheds on male men­tal health was im­mense, par­tic­u­larly for those who may have just re­tired.

“We held two com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tions and found the most im­por­tant thing was to have a place for peo­ple to gather,” he said.

“There’s been an in­crease in en­thu­si­asm and health­i­ness by men

To get in­volved, drop in to the com­mu­nity mar­ket day this week­end, or visit be­tween 9am and 1pm, Mon­day to Fri­day.

The Bel­mont Men’s Shed is lo­cated at 57 Robin­son Av­enue, Bel­mont. par­tic­i­pat­ing.”

Brian Carey and Vern Davies at the shed.

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