18th Feb, 2019

Bromsgrove Lions back town's Men in Sheds by joining share scheme

Bromsgrove Editorial 10th Aug, 2018

BROMSGROVE’S Men In Sheds welcomed the members of the town’s Lions club and former council civic head Janice Boswell MBE.

Bromsgrove’s Lions gave a generous donation of £300 in support of Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest’s Shed Share Scheme.

Lion Lesley Godwin from the club said: “We are proud to help the community – there are very few projects quite like Men In Sheds locally, which is why it is important we all come together to ensure that it continues.”

Janice added: “It is such a gift to Bromsgrove – I totally understand what people get by coming here and would encourage others to join and get involved.

“We can make so much more of a difference when we all come together and support one another.”

The Age UK scheme originated in the 1990s in Australia as a way of tackling isolation and loneliness in older men, where retirement can mean loss of contact with peers.

The Bromsgrove Men in Sheds group has been operating since 2016 and currently meets at a unit at Metal Ores Industrial Estate, Stoke Prior.

The members take part in creative projects and their workshop allows them to build a variety of wooden items.

Cash donated is put towards buying new materials and tools.

The group was involved with the Stoke Prior and Dodford Children’s Farm and is supporting the Lions with the Primrose Garden at the Princess of Wales Hospital.

To find enquire contact Jo Hughes at Age UK BRWF on 01527 568855 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/brwf/ and click on Men In Sheds under Activities and Events.

Story by Mia Townsend.

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