Canning Men’s Shed brighten the day for Brentwood kids by building go-karts

One Tree Community Services attendee Oliver Horley (8) and Canning Men’s Shed founder and vice-president Eddie Holmes. Picture: Aaron Corlett.
One Tree Community Services attendee Oliver Horley (8) and Canning Men’s Shed founder and vice-president Eddie Holmes. Picture: Aaron Corlett.

CANNING Men’s Shed volunteers have helped build two go-karts for children at One Tree Community Services in Brentwood.

The go-karts will be used during the organisation’s outside of school hours care program c-Verse.

Men’s Shed members Ron Croager and Alistair Bain demonstrated do-it- yourself techniques before the children then came up with an idea to build the vehicles.

The go-karts were made from scraps of decking timber and were painted by the children.

One Tree Community Services educator Nancy Fielding said the organisation was looking at the idea of building the go-karts during the most recent school holidays.

“I was ringing around a few places to see who could help and someone suggested the Canning Men’s Shed,” she said.

“Luckily they were able to help us out at a short notice.

“The go-karts have proved very popular; the kids are racing them every day or pretending that they are different vehicles.”