Men’s Sheds exploded onto the scene some years ago in Australia. They help promote social interaction, so reduce isolation, and improve the health and wellbeing of men. This issue is particularly acute for older men. There are now approaching a thousand Sheds in Australia today.
A similar explosion is starting in the UK. There are 187 Sheds in existence with a new Shed being set up every week. “Meet the South Mercia Shedders” is one of a dozen “Meet the Shedders” events taking place around the UK to help encourage more men to join Sheds and the setting up of further Sheds.
The MK event is jointly sponsored by UK Men’s Sheds Association, Awards for All, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, Royal Volunteer Service and Triton Precision Tools. The event will be on 24th September from 10am – 4pm.
A whole day has been allocated; the morning will provide for close on 20 Men’s Sheds, established or being formed in the Beds, Bucks, Herts, Northants, Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick area, to come together and share their experiences. The afternoon is dedicated to attracting organisations that have an interest in engaging with Sheds and/or helping establish them.
You can come for the morning, the afternoon or all day; or even a part of the day.