We need to raise $25,000 to support the Canterbury Mens Shed
The Shed provides a space where men aged 50 years and over can stay active and connected to community. We offer a fully equipped workshop where members work together on community projects, swap yarns, learn new skills and share some old ones, and get to know other men in their community. Participation in the Shed has health benefits for members, reduces social isolation and helps build a strong and resilient community.
The Canterbury Mens Shed members contribute their skill and time to other community projects – they have built wild life nesting boxes for the local Council and WIRES, two little free Libraries at local train stations, native bee boxes, access ramps for a local service, and potting benches for a school garden. They have participated in a mentoring project for young men in a local high school and have partnered with other Organisations in specific projects.
The Shed is used 6 days a week including supporting the operation of Shed Mates a group for frail aged members, the Community Bike Shed and most recently for running a TAFE Carpentry course for people seeking entry to the work force.
We are one of the longest running Sheds in NSW having started in the wood work room in 2007 at Canterbury Boys High School and moving to our own place in Campsie in 2010. For the second year running we have no sponsors or grants to support the Shed. We need your help, please spread the word and please donate.