Ready, steady to go-kart

Canning Times - - NEWS -

CAN­NING Men’s Shed vol­un­teers have helped build two go-karts for chil­dren at One Tree Com­mu­nity Ser­vices in Brent­wood.

The go-karts will be used dur­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s out­side of school hours care pro­gram c-Verse.

Men’s Shed mem­bers Ron Croager and Alis­tair Bain demon­strated do-ity­our­self tech­niques, be­fore the chil­dren then came up with an idea to build the ve­hi­cles.

The go-karts were made from scraps of deck­ing tim­ber and were painted by the chil­dren.

One Tree Com­mu­nity Ser­vices ed­u­ca­tor Nancy Field­ing said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was look­ing at the idea of build­ing the go-karts dur­ing the most re­cent school hol­i­days.

“I was ring­ing around a few places to see who could help and some­one sug­gested the Can­ning Men’s Shed,” she said.

“Luck­ily they were able to help us out at a short no­tice.

“The go-karts have proved very pop­u­lar, the kids are rac­ing them ev­ery day or pre­tend­ing that they are dif­fer­ent ve­hi­cles.”

Eight-year-old Oliver Hor­ley with Can­ning Men’s Shed founder and vice-pres­i­dent Ed­die Holmes on two of the hand­made go-karts.

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