Men’s Shed open day Saturday 12th August Hall Barn, Madeley
10 August 2017
The 18th century barn, leased from The Wrekin Housing Trust, is being fitted out as a communal workshop ready for older men in the area to come together and socialise. The barn is the perfect home for shed members and provides a workshop, social area, kitchen and toilet facilities.
Members meet each Tuesday and are encouraging other local, older men to come along to their open day on Saturday 12th August between 11am and 4pm and find out what it is all about, enjoy a cuppa and have a chat.
Willie Gormley, from Men’s Shed explains; “The aim of Men’s Shed is encourage older men to get out of the house and step away from the sofa, be social, learn a new skill or share their experience with others. Our main focus is woodworking but we are also interested in exploring our artistic side with a bit of painting and drawing. Our coracle expert Terry is always keen to demonstrate his skills and has even made appearances on TV. Being older guys we have a lot of experience from different walks of life can share our skills but also learn new ones together. We would be delighted to welcome new members.”
Sue Hughes, Events Coordinator from The Wrekin Housing Trust said; “It’s fantastic to have a Men’s Shed at our Hall Barn Retirement Living scheme. I’m hoping that many residents will feel inspired to join them. Social isolation can become a problem as we age so having a place to meet new people and learn a few new skills is great.”
Men’s Shed is at Hall Barn, Church Street, Madeley, TF7 5BT opposite the doctor's.