Shed trustee and treasurer Trevor Eason with Michelle Donelan MP at the 'Over 55's Information and Advice Fair' held on Friday 19th July at The Neeld Community and Arts Centre, High Street, Chippenham. The MP endorsed our new campaign to raise funds for our building project.
We were delighted to be invited as an exhibitor to the 'Over 55's Information and Advice Fair' held on Friday 19th July at The Neeld Community and Arts Centre, High Street, Chippenham, organised by Michelle Donelan MP. This gave us the opportunity to talk to the residents about what the Chippenham Men's Shed and what sheds are about. It was great to see some of the Corsham shedders visit our stand and support us.
Members of Men’s Sheds come from all walks of life – the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and would like something meaningful to do with that time. The Men’s Shed movement has now become one of the most powerful tools in addressing health and wellbeing and helping men to once again become valued and productive members of our community.
We were delighted to be invited back as an exhibitor to the Neeld Community and Arts Centre, High Street, Chippenham, organised by Ollie Phipps Wiltshire Community engagement officer. This gave us another opportunity to talk to the residents about what the Chippenham Men's Shed and what sheds are about. It was great to see some of the our shedders visit our stand to support us.
Shed members chatting and enjoying copious supplies of tea and coffee, biscuits, cakes and a pumpkin pie baked by our retired chef Graham.
Thanks Graham it was delicious!
Shed member Jeff Gibbons has aquired a plot at Crickette Lane Allotment for the Men's Shed and would like to invite shed members and new members to visit on Mondays from 13:00 to 15:00. Weather permitting! If you fancy a bit of digging, growing something enjoy a chat or just want to get out for some fresh air and want some company, (Click Here to contact Jeff)In the subject line enter:Jeff at the Allotment. Bring a flask of tea or coffee and we will welcome you in true men's shed fashion.
Chippenham Men's Shed joined the #MakeSomeoneWelcome Campaign and pledged to make their community great for everyone!
On Thursday 10th January Matt Stabb from Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living came and gave us a talk about the Make Some Welcome Campaign. Matt also gave us some very useful information, with regards obtaining a new home for Men’s Shed. After the talk Men’s Shed signed up to the Campaign, it is hoped members of the disabled community, will join us at The Pavilion, Chippenham Rugby Club, Allington Fields, Frogwell, Chippenham SN14 0YZ. There you will have an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.