Char­ity rid­ers con­trib­ute to men’s shed work­shop

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Ce­cilia Allen

Rock­ing­ham Com­mu­nity Shed for Men re­ceived a much-needed do­na­tion thanks to the Bal­divis 1 Dayer Dog Ride com­mit­tee.

The Bal­divis 1 Dayer Black Dog Ride is a char­ity mo­tor­cy­cle ride held each May that aims to raise aware­ness and funds to pro­mote sui­cide pre­ven­tion.

Reg­is­tra­tion fees go di­rectly to the Black Dog Foun­da­tion, which helps fund or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Life­line. The money raised lo­cally through a raf­fle and dona­tions is given to lo­cal groups the com­mit­tee feels are es­sen­tial in sup­port­ing men­tal health.

“This year we chose to sup­port Rock­ing­ham Com­mu­nity Shed for Men to ac­knowl­edge the great work they do by sup­port­ing their mem­bers’ men­tal health,” ride co­or­di­na­tor Chris Glover said.

The men’s shed has used the con­tri­bu­tion of $1528 to partly fund a new thick­ness planer ma­chine for their work­shop.

Rock­ing­ham Com­mu­nity Shed for Men chair­man Les Cle­ments said the ma­chine would as­sist in wood­work­ing projects for years to come. If you or some­one you know is think­ing about sui­cide phone Life­line on 13 11 14.

Black 1 Dayer Ride com­mit­tee mem­bers Joe Casserly, Jim Mackie and co-or­di­na­tor Chris Glover, and Rock­ing­ham Com­mu­nity Shed for Men chair­man Les Cle­ments with the new thick­ness planer ma­chine that was pur­chased with funds raised at the Bal­divis 1 Dayer...

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