A generous donation of £20,000 by Garfield Weston Foundation has helped to set up Storeroom2010’s Cowes Men’s Shed project.
Cowes Men’s Shed is open to everyone aged over 18 and is free to join. The well-equipped facility is open Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 15:00 for a staggering 50 weeks of the year.
Earlier this month, Reverend Andrew Poppe visited the Shed to bless both polytunnels. The enjoyable ceremony was attended by staff and volunteers from Storeroom.
Nick Miller of Storeroom2010 says:
“Many people live alone which can lead to boredom and loneliness, also a significant number of retired people have downsized and no longer have a shed or garden to spend their spare time in. Keeping active and enjoying the company of others is important to everyone, so the Cowes Men’s Shed can help to fill that gap!
“There is no commitment, people can arrive when they like and leave when they like. Our ‘head shed’ Adam is on hand all day to help if required and other ‘shedders’ are happy to give advice or offer new ideas if there is something practical you are trying to accomplish.
“This shed is all about doing what YOU want to do, when you want to do it and is open Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm, 50 weeks a year”.
Storeroom is an independent charity that has been serving the Isle of Wight community for the past 8 years.