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Open day gave insight into Bromsgrove Men In Sheds scheme

Bromsgrove Editorial 17th Feb, 2019

VISITORS flocked to Bromsgrove Men In Sheds first open day of 2019 to see what the project was all about, writes Eve Watson.

The event coincided with national Time To Talk Day which encourages people to have a conversation about mental health.

The ‘Shedders’ were keen to raise awareness of the positive impact their group was having on the community.


Volunteer Jim Collis is joined by Bromsgrove Lions Lesley Godwin (treasurer), Keith Godwin (vice president) and Marilyn Harris (secretary). Picture by Marcus Mingins 0719001MMR3

Representatives from organisations which had sponsored The Shedders also went along, including Bromsgrove Lions Club, the Rotary Club of Bromsgrove, Phoenix Group and Ormerod Rutter.

Jo Hughes, from Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest which runs the scheme, said: “We are so very grateful to local businesses, organisations and members of the local community for their support of Bromsgrove Men in Sheds.

“It has been almost a year since we launched the Shed Share scheme and thanks to the local community and the amazing efforts of the Shedders during 2018, people are now talking about Bromsgrove Men In Sheds.”

Phil Swarbrick has a chat with volunteer Gil Langford. Picture by Marcus Mingins 0719001MMR1

The next Bromsgrove Men In Sheds open day takes place between 11am and 3pm on March 23.

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