Members of West Wight Men In Sheds celebrated their grand opening on Saturday having completed 14 weeks building work to convert the old changing rooms on Totland recreation ground into their new home.
The ribbon was cut by BGT Star and Isle of Wight Ambassador Derek Sandy. Guests on the day included the Chairman of the Isle of Wight Council, representatives of Totland & Freshwater Parish Councils, AGE UK Men In Sheds Coordinator. As well as representatives from companies that have donated to the shed.
On the day there was a BBQ and entertainment provided by members of the Newport & Wootton Music Sheds, fun was had by all with guest enjoying the entertainment and food throughout the afternoon.
Research shows that in 2017 there were 2,802 men aged 65+ in the West Wight with 183 living on their own. Many of them find themselves isolated through remoteness from family members, sickness or the loss of a partner — and are in need of some company. With their new home, West Wight Men In Sheds will now open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 10:00-15:00.
If your interested in joining or finding out more information either pop along for a cup of tea or email [email protected]. You can also phone 01983 897352.