Men in Sheds - Ash

Join our shed, make new friends and get the chance to practise your carpentry, metal work and furniture restoration skills.

Men in Sheds

This short video explains more about the Men in Sheds project in Ash.

 

For more information call:

01483 503414

What is Men in Sheds?

The Men in Sheds is a traditional leisure activity, located in Ash that allows men to socialise, make new friends and learn new skills.

The main Shed activity is woodworking, which is carried out in a well-equipped workshop which includes handtools, portable power tools and small machines. Supervision is by well-qualified and experienced leaders. Men work on their own projects and also participate in making items for sale to help with funding for the Shed.

Other activities are organised from the Shed which have included, local community projects, fishing, photography and visits to places of interest.

The Men in Sheds have used their carpentry skills they've learned at 'The Shed' to produce some beautifully crafted items. Click on the link below to see the range of items available to buy with the suggested donated amount.

> View and purchase the hand crafted items produced by the Men in Sheds

Why is this activity so important?

Sue Zirps CEO, Age UK Surrey said ‘retirement creates a void and our research showed that lone men were less likely to engage in activities and social interaction than women’. Activities and social inclusion helps improve feelings of well being and fewer trips to the Doctor. New shedder Ed  commented ‘I lost my wife about 18 months ago and I’m trying to be more sociable so I was really pleased to find this one on the internet’.

Want to Join?

To join the shed and for more information contact us on 01483 503414 or email enquiries@ageuksurrey.org.uk