Laurieton Men's Shed and Kendall Men's Shed receive federal funding

Kendall Mens Shed: John White and Federal member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie MP.

Kendall Mens Shed: John White and Federal member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie MP.

Laurieton Men's Shed and Kendall Men's Shed have received a funding boost to go towards their equipment and facilities.

Federal Member Lyne Dr David Gillespie visited the groups and congratulated members on securing the funding.

The funding was available under the Federal Coalition Government's Volunteer Grants programme.

Kendall Men's Shed received $4800 towards the cost of a new plasma cutter for cutting light gauge metals.

The group also received a small welding machine and shield, along with other small pieces of equipment to assist with small jobs.

Pictured are David Gillespie with a few members inspecting new air cleaners provided with a grant of $1797 from the Kendall Op-Shop which will assist with keeping dust at bay for the volunteers and members of the shed.

Pictured are David Gillespie with a few members inspecting new air cleaners provided with a grant of $1797 from the Kendall Op-Shop which will assist with keeping dust at bay for the volunteers and members of the shed.

Laurieton Men's Shed secured $1980 (GST incl) from the federal government towards the cost of new water heaters.

Dr Gillespie said local Men's Sheds are an important part of our local community, particularly for the support they provide to men's physical and mental health and wellbeing.

"The groups help many men in the Camden Haven, particularly as they got older, to connect with each other and prevent social isolation and preventable health conditions.

"Men's Sheds provide a sense of community, a safe and friendly environment where men can work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time, in the company of other men."

"Members have an opportunity to pass their skills to others, learn new things, or just catch up regularly with other men in the community for a chat and a cup of tea."

What else is making news? 

Comments