Rotary club lends helping hand to men’s shed

May 17, 2017 by  

Lismore Men’s and Community Shed recently received the backing of Eastwood/Gladesville Rotary Club.

Badly affected by a combination of floods and storms, the Lismore Men’s and Community Shed lost equipment and tools. Neil Woods, the president of the Rotary Club in Lismore, stepped up to the plate.

Woods presented George Sparnon, the president of the Lismore Men’s and Community Shed, with a storage container and a voucher worth $1,000 at Summerland Tool Supplies. The voucher was courtesy of Eastwood/Gladesville Rotary Club, which may use calendars from Gladesville to raise funds in the future.

There were smiles all round when the storage container was positioned in its place, and Sparnon was quoted in The Northern Star as saying:

“We are very thankful to Rotary for their generosity. In fact, we are very grateful to everyone in the community who has been supporting us.”

The storage container is 20 feet in length and should be able to protect materials and plant from the weather in the future.

The shed is a community resource set up to confront the fact that many men do not like to talk about their feelings in everyday life. Those behind the shed say that sometime, people need to take time out from their usual routine, and feelings of social isolation among men can be reduced if they have activities to focus on.