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Join our shed, make new friends and get the chance to practise skills and work on a range of carpentry and furniture restoration projects. 

Covid-19 Update:                     

Following the latest Government advice, we are now delighted to announce that Men in Sheds has reopened, however, numbers are restricted and bookings are via appointment only until further notice. 

We are pleased to announce that Age UK Surrey has entered a partnership with Merrist Wood College.  The College has provided a Men in Sheds space that will open this Spring (date TBC).  Men in Sheds are still located at Ash on a Friday, but the Shedders on other days are assisting at Merrist Wood to get the space fit for purpose for Men in Sheds sessions. 

Want to join? Call us on 01483 503414

To join the shed or for more information do call or email us.

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 & purchase items crafted by 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 help 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".