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Evesham Men in Sheds needs a.. shed!

Published on 27 August 2019 12:39 PM

Our new Evesham Men in Shed’s project needs a venue, can you help? 

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire and the steering group members of the ‘Evesham Men in Sheds’ project are putting a call out to the local community to find a suitable venue for their shed. They ask that local property owners, organisations, businesses and local people with any ideas please contact them with suggested locations.  

What is a Men in Sheds project?

A Men’s Shed can be like garden a shed – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite - they’re about social connections and friendship building, tackling loneliness, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course cups of tea and laughter.

Other Men in Shed’s projects have used portacabins, garages, industrial units or spaces where they can site a portacabin or build a shed, but we are open to all suggestions. The ideal location would need to have electricity, access to a lavatory and be secure, and a venue needing initial work would be seriously considered.

Alan Partridge, Steering Group Member said “When established, we will offer a physical space where people can meet and pursue varied interests. The project has already received a lot of interest and local support, but a suitable venue is needed to make it happen.”

Local charity Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire will be supporting the running of the Evesham Men in Shed’s - Communications Manager Olivia Toye said; “We are really hoping that we can find suitable premises in the Evesham area that will enable the Shed to get up and running! It’s great to know that local members of the community want to attend, and that local and district councils and some businesses are already supporting the project. If you would like to support a fantastic project, we’d love to hear from you.”

If you have any suggestions on a potential location or would like to receive any further information about Evesham Men in Sheds, please email: meninsheds@ageukhw.org.uk or agpartridge@btinternet.com

Watch a video about Age UK Cheshire's Men in Sheds project:

Further information on Men in Sheds