We have been successful in partnering with a Men’s Shed in South Tyneside who offer a joinery workshop for the over 50's. They are open 5 days a week, 10am to 3pm.
Debbie Kerr applied to the Mears Foundation and was granted £250 which she arranged to present to the Chairman, Tom Brownlee, on Thursday, 6th July.
The essence of a shed is not the actual building but the shed represents the concept of a refuge at the bottom of the garden where stuff gets done, it symbolizes so many innovative ideas that have come from the shed.
The concept of Men’s Sheds started in Australia where men enjoyed their own sanctuary, a special place at the bottom of the garden and from that grew the Men’s Shed organization with about a thousand sheds in Australia and presently over three hundred and forty two sheds in the UK.
Leading up to retirement men think life after work is going to be fantastic, more time to play golf, walking, holidays, projects, get up late and fill the day with lots of things you have always wanted to do. In reality for many that is not the case as boredom and loneliness takes its toll leading to depression and isolation.