Celebrations at the newly improved Borenore Nashdale Mens’ Shed
The Borenore Nashdale Mens’ Shed has been given a mighty facelift as the Shed was fortunate in receiving a grant from the NSW Government, under the Community Building Partnership Program of $29,472 to provide for clean safe work areas.
To celebrate the completion of the great facility the Mens’ Shed opted to host a casual function/BBQ, to acknowledge everyone’s contribution and to promote the work of the Mens’ Shed in providing a social, constructive environment to benefit their members physical mental and emotional wellbeing.
Project Manager for the extension, John Bowler explained, “We had a pretty basic shed here and we thought if we could have a clean meeting room and a clean work environment it would be of great benefit to us.”
In addition to the funding grant John ensured the support from local businesses with donations and competitive pricing has enabled the great facility to be completed.
“Everyone has come together to help us out. It is certainly the result of tremendous community support from local individuals and businesses, local contractors were fantastic, as well as contributions of time, expertise and financial help from members of our Shed, everyone has been so generous in their support, we’ve all certainly put in the hard yards.”
The finished product added, a clean meeting and lunchroom, a paint shop, and space to provide outdoor entertainment, as well as the original shed which features their working areas and tools.
“This project is of great benefit to our members, Its brilliant, I don’t know how we worked without it before,” John laughed.
Due to the extension, the Borenore Nashdale Mens’ Shed were able to make a few more positions available within the shed for some new members, which all existing members are excited about.
John continued, “The value this extension has added to the shed is enormous, it gives us the ability to provide an environment where men can come to interact, talk over their issues where there is no prejudice, no bias, they can come here and talk about what they want, and that’s what Mens’ Shed is all about.”