Wincanton Men's Shed receive a grant from SCF's Myakka Fund
Wincanton Men’s Shed aims improve the mental health and wellbeing of men who are alone, lonely or have a long term limiting or degenerative condition. Part of a UK-wide initiative, they aim to reduce isolation, improve their social networks and provide a pathway to other local activities and networks.
Wincanton Men’s Shed meets at the Balsam Centre in Wincanton and are a thriving group, offering company and new skills to many local men. In November of this year the Men’s Shed received a grant from the Myakka Fund to enable them to purchase tools and materials to continue woodworking projects carried out by the group’s members. As the shed becomes very cold in the winter months, the group will also purchase a heater to ensure their members can enjoy their time working together in comfort. SCF Trustee Jane Lock and Myakka Director Simon Whitehead attended a cheque presentation with the group in late November and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the members and seeing the fruits of their labour.
Wincanton Men’s Shed are always looking for more members, tools and equipment and would be delighted to hear from anyone who is interested in joining them. They meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Balsam Centre from 10am.