Royal Voluntary Service & Asda Foundation funding

The 3rd round of the RVS & ASDA funding for Mens Sheds in the UK has opened. Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available from the Sheds Grant Fund. All applications need to come from constituted, volunteer led community groups and must be submitted by the deadline of 5pm Sunday 24th September 2017 to be considered. Funding is for Sheds in the first / early stages of set up – preference will be given to those who are within their first 18 months. Click here for the Royal Voluntary Service website

Ageing Well in Wales – Welshpool 14 Jul 2017

Malcolm Worth, Joint Chair Men’s Shed Cymru Association & Simon Poole, Men’s Sheds Cymru Advocate attended the Ageing Well in Wales event in Welshpool, organised by the Older Peoples Commissioner for Wales. Our aim was to inform about the Men’s Sheds concept and explain the progress made since the start of the Men’s Sheds Cymru project. Encouragingly most had heard of Men’s Sheds and hopefully Simon will be able to setup new groups in the Welshpool area.

Women’s Shed opens in Rhyl

The significant thing about Rhyl Men’s Shed is membership from a wide age range. Differing activities are offered so that the wide range of tastes are catered for. The Men’s Shed is on Mondays and Tuesdays 10am until 3pm. £1 subs and £1 for a meal. From age 18 to 118.

The Women’s Shed that is open Wednesdays 10am until 2pm. £2 for subs and lunch. Again age 18 to 118 different abilities, different skills, different interests.

Treorchy Men’s Shed Open Day 14th July 2017

A fine meat feast down in Treorchy this afternoon (with a side salad of Doddy Fixers into the bargain)…was an absolute delight to see the polytunnel and raised beds in full bloom. Outstanding efforts everyone…your hard work and commitment has clearly paid off and your shed is as well established as your onions! Haha

Squirrel’s Nest Celebration Day 13th July 2017

Great turnout at the Squirrel’s Nest, Tondu for their Celebration Day. Music, Pyrography and a mobile Smithy were on site to have a go at or just watch.
Plenty of food for all and a display in their new larger unit of the items made by the members of the “nest”

Ferryside & Frome Men’s Sheds go head to head

Coracle racing at Carmarthen’s River Festival on Saturday 8th July brought competition between Ferryside & Frome Men’s Sheds. The home team prevailed and we would really like to throw this event out to all Men’s Sheds for next year. Ideally we can arrange help with tuition on how to build a coracle and help with how to row and keep afloat in a race. If you want to register an interest, just let us know. It looked like good fun. The race.
Richard White of Ferryside Men’s Shed is pictured below.

The Colwyn Bay She-Shed

Colwyn Bay Men’s Sheds now has new events for women through their She-Shed. Promoting the same Men’s Sheds values of companionship and learning something new, the group meets on Monday evenings and Thursday mornings. If you live in the area, give it a try!