ANONYMOUS DONATION OF £4,000 HELPS WEST WIGHT MEN IN SHEDS EXPAND THEIR FACILTIES West Wight Men In Sheds have opened a separate workshop for its woodworking machinery, thanks to an anonymous donation of £4,000. The registered charity has been raising funds to expand its facilities over the last 12 months using Just Giving, an online fundraising platform, and thanks to the mega donation has started to turn the old workshop into a separate area for its members to work on projects, away from all the woodworking machines. David Waldock, a Trustee of the charity said: “I would like to say a big thank you to the individual for their donation. It has made a big difference to what we were able to buy and do to complete the build” West Wight Men in Sheds has also been supported with a grant from The WightAID Foundation, as well as assistance from Sydnehams Ltd & YBS Insulation that enabled them to convert the shipping container’s interior to a workshop.The new workshop has been dedicated to their late workshop guru John Baldwin, who died earlier this year after a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. The ribbon was cut by John’s widow Jenny Baldwin and was followed by a buffet supported by Pinilla Cake & Event Services at the shed.
This week we have been out enjoying the weather and working on the benches in and around Yarmouth.
Today we said goodbye to our Friend and Workshop Master John Baldwin. You will not be forgotten and will live on in Glory
Today some of our members helped out with some community safety work, in the local community, working with the local housing association.
Last week we completed the refurbishment of Wellow Literacy Institute notice board, in Wellow. Thank you to the members that helped.
Come and see us today at St Mary’s Hospital Mental Health & Wellbeing Day at the duck pond from 11 – 3
We are please to announce that we are featured in a book called “Shoulder to Shoulder: Broadening the Men’s Shed Movement” by Barry Golding it shines a light on the transformational experiences and positive impact that Sheds have had on the lives, health, and wellbeing of men, women, families, and communities across the globe. We feature on page 167 & 168
Over the last couple of weeks some of our members have been helping Newport Explorer Scouts build cars for a match box derby
The last couple of week’s we have been busy both in the shed and in the community. We have made and installed a new notice board at St Agnus Church, in Freshwater Bay. As well as starting on other community projects including building some traditional funfair games for Yarmouth’s Jubilee Celebration’s. We have also helped the West Wight Neighbourhood Policing Team