Fundraiser to help finish Men's Shed

Mayor Phyllis Miller presents the cheque to Ray New, Dave Sanderson, Norm Haley, Colin McKay, Colin Britt and John Taylor.
Mayor Phyllis Miller presents the cheque to Ray New, Dave Sanderson, Norm Haley, Colin McKay, Colin Britt and John Taylor.

The Forbes Men's Shed is about to take an exciting next step towards moving into their brand-new shed.

On Wednesday, Mayor Phyllis Miller presented them with the funds raised last year when international pastry chef Richard Hawke ran a workshop in Forbes.

The cheque for $2416.77 will go a long way towards some of the final tasks that need to be done for the group to move into the shed for their regular meetings.

After several years of fundraising and grant applications the shed has been built, the fencing is up and the water tanks are on.

There's a fully fitted kitchen and bright, spacious dining room - with donated furniture - in addition to the workspaces.

Now they just need to put the required signage both inside the shed and in the carpark.

When it's finished and certification is issued, the Men's Shed will be able to move from the Showground to the purpose-built Union Street premises.

It is an exciting time - and the Men's Shed members present at the cheque presentation spoke of the many different community groups and members who have contributed over the years.