Rio Tinto Alcan's Jeremy Hastings and Men's Shed president Mark Robinson.
Rio Tinto Alcan's Jeremy Hastings and Men's Shed president Mark Robinson. Chris Chan

Gladstone Men's Shed members give thumbs up to $12,000

GENEROSITY and giving is what the Gladstone Men's Shed experienced on Thursday when Rio Tinto Aluminium Yarwun two construction team donated $12,000.

"We have had a few donations previously, although none have really been this size," Men's Shed president Mark Robinson said.

"We are overjoyed with the donation."

The Men's Shed is temporarily located behind Lifeline on Off St.

"It will make a big difference to the preparation of the new shed," Mr Robinson said.

Rio Tinto Aluminium Yarwun two construction team's Jeremy Hastings said: "Towards the end of construction, the team generated some cash from selling old computers and machinery.

"The men do a lot of great work and have a critical focus on men's health, so we decided to donate here."

The Men's Shed is open for any man to join.

Wives and partners, who sometimes gather for tea and a chat, are also welcome.

"We help out with projects the community is interested in, but we just take care of the labour side of it," secretary Ron Robertson said.

The group meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 8am-noon.



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