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Volunteers at vaccination sites

NHS Volunteer Responders are urgently calling for more Steward Volunteers to support at vaccination sites. Requests for Steward Volunteers have soared in recent weeks and there are thousands of shifts that need filling in sites across the country every day.

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Meet an Ambassador: Simon Rouse

Greetings fellow Shedders. 

I am Simon Rouse a retired Company CEO and Social Worker living in the town centre of Shrewsbury. I am a Trustee of Sansaw Men’s Shed, 8 miles north, and I’m currently leading the Steering Group looking to open the first Men’s Shed in our county town. This will be in disused stables on the West Midlands Showground right by the River Severn.

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In the news July 2021


Volunteers build greenhouse for hospital wards
https://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/health/nailsea-shedders-build-greenhouse-for-hospital-wards-8131412


Roger Daltrey from The Who officially opens new community shed in Mayfield – in pictures
https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/people/roger-daltrey-from-the-who-officially-opens-new-community-shed-in-mayfield-in-pictures-3298058


The University of East Anglia to research into the benefit of Men’s Sheds
https://planetradio.co.uk/greatest-hits/norfolk/news/mens-shed-study/


‘Shedders’ needed to take part in project looking at how ‘Men’s Sheds’ improve mental health
https://www.homecare.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1652494/shedders-mens-sheds-mental-health


Ronseal teams up with Channel 4 to celebrate the Men’s Shed Association and the power of DIY in an emotional documentary
https://www.diyweek.net/ronseal-teams-up-with-channel-4-to-celebrate-the-mens-shed-association-and-the-power-of-diy-in-an-emotional-documentary


Community Project Targeting Isolation Receives Backing from Housebuilders
https://www.islandecho.co.uk/community-project-targeting-isolation-receives-backing-from-housebuilders/


Men ‘gripped by loneliness’ during coronavirus pandemic
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/men-gripped-by-loneliness-during-coronavirus-pandemic-1.4593104


Young James completes his Inverurie running fundraiser
https://www.grampianonline.co.uk/news/young-james-completes-his-inverurie-running-fundraiser-243385/


3 Day Festival – ShedFest2021

ShedFest2021 was a ball! Our second live virtual online Shed festival choc-full of workshops, demonstrations from topnotch makers tool companies, and speakers from the worlds of wellbeing and craft. This year it ran from Tuesday 6th to Thurs 8th July. Rewatch the sessions and download resources from the Show! CLICK HERE!

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Meet our new Treasurer: David Webber

Hello I am David and I live in North Buckinghamshire with my wife, two terriers and, occasionally, adult children.

It is very exciting for me to join UK Men’s Sheds Association as Treasurer. Though I am a Chartered Accountant by training I like to think, as so many of us accountants do, that I can do so many more things than just maths and spreadsheets.

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