Open day shows Men’s Shed more than just using tools

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Busselton Mens Shed members Graham Bailey, Ray Roberts, Ian Macauley, Lloyd Nixon, Co-ordinator Trevor Fisher and Fred Head welcome all men to their open day
Camera IconBusselton Mens Shed members Graham Bailey, Ray Roberts, Ian Macauley, Lloyd Nixon, Co-ordinator Trevor Fisher and Fred Head welcome all men to their open day Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

The Busselton Men’s Shed has used Men’s Health Week to announce a timely open day on Tuesday, July 2 between 9am and 11am for “fellowship”.

Men’s Health Week provides a gentle reminder that speaking up about health issues is vital before they become insurmountable.

Busselton Men’s Shed chief co-ordinator Trevor Fisher said the organisation wasn’t just about wood or metalwork, but also camaraderie and a positive environment.

“We have several guys here who have issues in their family such as their wives being quite crook, and we make a point of it to get in touch with them regularly, we spread the word about everyone helping each other,” he said.

“It’s a shoulder to lean on, a face to talk to and a helping hand.”

The facility on Roe Terrace includes the extensive shed for handyman work as well as a function room with pool table, library, bar and kitchen.

Busselton Men’s Shed administrator Tony Baker said last year’s open day was very successful, with more than 30 people attending, and he expected more this year.

“We’re not only trying to recruit members, we are showcasing what we do,” he said.

“It’s not only the men’s side of it, women need a break too, so send your husbands down here for half a day a week or more.”

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