West Wight Men In Sheds have today donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the residents on Totland. The lifesaving bit of equipment is now available 24/7 in a cabinet outside the parish office on The Broadway in Totland.
Worthys Community Shed started out with just three members meeting each week in a Scout Hall. That was in September 2017, but we didn’t really get going until we were able to construct our own Shed / Workshop. We managed to purchase (for next to nothing) a sturdy Shed that had been used for a Fruit and Veg business within the car park of a local pub. That building was dismantled and rebuilt in a plank by plank and screw by screw operation during the hot summer of 2018.
I’ve been asked to share with you a brief insight into the recent film about me that went live last Friday (8th October). The process started almost three years ago when we were initially contacted by a casting agent in New York.
It all started when a public meeting was called by Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) to see if there was any interest in starting a Men’s Shed. We were encouraged with over 50 people attending, we all listened to a great presentation from Dave Thomson from Westhill Men’s Shed, who pointed out some of the advantages which we all know and try to live by, i.e. looking after men’s health and wellbeing.
Cotswold Community Men’s Shed has been running for several years now. After occupying various locations in Wotton under Edge and Kingswood, we are now firmly settled in the old Berkeley Power Station complex.
The impacts of breast cancer are equally devastating for everyone, so Breast Cancer UK, supported by a grant from The Tibra Capital Foundation, is developing new online resources to help men to reduce their risk of breast cancer.
Friday 19th November is International Men’s Day and what better way to celebrate the end of Lockdown, Men’s Health and Wellbeing than joining our challenge to build, make, paint, create something celebrating something all things Men and Men’s Sheds.
Good Grief Festival this October 30th and 31st with a packed programme of 30 free events. The ‘virtual festival of love and loss’ explores the universal human experience of grief through panel discussions, conversations and workshops. The festival that started just one year ago has already attracted over 20,000 people to its events.