A boat on a lake – National Botanic Garden of Wales

We are tying to find out what kind of boat is in the painting. Can you tell us? Could you build a scale model of it or even a full size replica?

Lakes are being restored by The National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire. The painting depicts the boat used on the lakes and they would like to re-create it.
If this is a project you would like to be part of, let us know.

#shedfest Ogmore Life Centre 2nd September 2017

In the spirit of Summer, having fun and promoting the activities of Men’s Sheds Cymru, ShedQuarters are teaming up with other sheds from across the borough in order to bring the people of the Ogmore Valley their first ever #ShedFest that promises to be a fun community day for the whole family.

Treorchy Men’s Shed & Cwm Taf University Health Board

Treorchy Men’s Shed are working with Cwm Taf University Health Board to develop a “Gardening on Prescription” model.

Patients identified by their GP who could benefit from this therapeutic but practical and inclusive model of support will work together with Treorchy Men’s Shed. Planting flower and shrub beds on hospital sites will be the locations for the initial project. In time not only will patients benefit but between them they will create a better environment for hospitals involved in the project.

Tesco Bags of Help

Tesco operate a community help scheme – Bags of Help, funded through the in store 5p carrier bag charge.

Applications are invited from constituted community groups. If your Men’s Shed has a project that needs some cash help have a look at their website for more details.
Click here for details about the scheme

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.

Images from Rhyl July 2017

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