Com­mu­nity chest sup­ports Men’s Shed

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY SARAH DEAN

Corowa Com­mu­nity Men’s Shed re­cently re­ceived a gen­er­ous do­na­tion from Corowa Supa IGA to the tune of $1366.

The do­na­tion was made through the Supa IGA Com­mu­nity Chest pro­gram that has been run­ning for more than ten years.

Corowa Supa IGA Owner Craig Wal­dron said ev­ery day the Corowa store and IGA’s across Aus­tralia were us­ing the com­mu­nity chest pro­gram to raise funds to sup­port lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, char­i­ties and other worth­while causes.

“When cus­tomers make a pur­chase of a prod­uct with an IGA Com­mu­nity Chest logo on the la­bel, a per­cent­age of that pur­chase goes into the fund,” Mr Wal­dron said.

“It’s a great pro­gram that gets lo­cal peo­ple shop­ping lo­cal.

“The money is go­ing to a good cause and I am sure the Men’s Shed will make good use of it.”

IGA Com­mu­nity Chest and as­so­ci­ated pro­grams have raised more than $80 mil­lion for lo­cal com­mu­nity groups, not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions, char­i­ties and other wor­thy causes.

This money has as­sisted more than 7,000 worth­while causes.

Corowa Men’s Shed Pres­i­dent Lynn Fred­er­icks said the funds would be used by the Men’s Shed with fur­ther sup­port from Corowa Supa IGA to de­velop a wor­thy com­mu­nity project.

“This project is still un­der de­vel­op­men­tal stages and can’t be dis­closed but be as­sured that it will be of great ben­e­fit to the whole com­mu­nity and the trav­el­ling pub­lic,” he said.

“When com­pleted the project will pro­vide a sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment to Corowa and its nat­u­ral beauty.”

The Men’s Shed cur­rently en­joys a mem­ber­ship of 27 men who have lately been work­ing on projects us­ing old wooden pal­lets.

Corowa Com­mu­nity Men’s Shed mem­bers with Corowa Supa IGA Owner Craig Wal­dron.

Dis­play­ing some of their in­no­va­tive prod­ucts are Men’s Shed mem­bers, from left, Wayne Chisholm, Rob Davis, Ian Car­ring­ton, Pres­i­dent Lynn Fred­er­icks and David Bar­wick.

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