This is an exciting and innovative new project.
The project is based on the hugely successful Australian Mensheds scheme. The project will bring local older men together in a workshop setting to undertake a variety of woodworking and DIY activities. The men will have the opportunity to put their skills to good use, share their knowledge, learn new skills and generally put the world to rights over a cup of tea.
Initial activities will include making bird tables and restoring furniture which will then be sold through our Mansfield shop to support the work of Age Concern locally. In this way the men will also be supporting their local community.
The project is aimed at men aged 60 plus and will be based in a purpose built workshop in Blidworth.