Shed men celebrate

Midland Men’s Shed member Keith Bertram, secretary Kevin Buckland and president Dave Savage.
Midland Men’s Shed member Keith Bertram, secretary Kevin Buckland and president Dave Savage.

Despite the fact the group is still working towards acquiring a shed full-time, membership has increased from just six at its launch to more than 50 today.

Midland Men’s Shed president Dave Savage said the group continued to go from strength to strength and still welcomed new members each week.

‘Many of our members live on their own and are lonely, so it is important for them to come out every week and socialise with other people,’ he said.

‘Often we have wives and daughters calling us up saying their fathers or husbands have retired and are sitting at home with nothing to do, so we tell them to come out and join us’