Members of the Gladstone Men's Shed gathered with their supporters and the community during their open day on Saturday.
Members of the Gladstone Men's Shed gathered with their supporters and the community during their open day on Saturday. Mike Richards

Men's Shed opens doors for Seniors' Week

MORE than 700 toys have been delivered to 35 local kindergartens and daycare centres, thanks to the Gladstone Men's Shed.

Now operating with up to 60 members, the group opened its doors to the community and it supporters at the weekend to show what it can achieve, and to open Seniors' Week celebrations.

One of the crew's more recent tasks was to create a walking frame for a young boy with cerebral palsy.

A member of two years, Malcolm Ford said he enjoyed the camaraderie and contributing to the community.

"It's great because there are plenty of people here to show you what to do and how to use the machinery if you haven't worked with it before," he said.

"Otherwise, some people just come along to just have a good old yarn," he said.

Secretary Ron Steen said the Gladstone community was very supportive of the men's shed.

"It's a very well-equipped shed because we're so lucky with donations," he said.

The group meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 25 Off St, and welcomes new members.



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