A man’s best friend is his shed
The Men’s Shed group is an international organisation set up to help alleviate the isolation of men caused by, for example, retiring from work, bereavement, medical & other conditions.
In Australia during the 1990’s, a number of issues were raised about Men’s health. In Australian culture there was little encouragement for men of all ages to socialise and discuss their feelings and wellbeing. This problem was identified at a Men’s Health Conference in the mid-90s and plans were put in place to improve several aspects relating to Men’s health.
Out of this was born the Men’s Shed organisation where, in Australia alone, there are now more than 1000 Men’s Sheds. In the UK the number of sheds has reached over 670
LISS MENS SHED
We’re a newly formed group of men and women in Liss and surrounding area.
Our aims have many threads in the various ways we provide a means for our members to come together, support each other and play a worthwhile role within the community. Our Shed is a practical hands-on framework under which they can use their vast array of skills and experience to enrich their own lives and the lives of others. This includes those members who benefit from support, inclusion and companionship.
The LISS Shed is a member of the UK Men's Sheds Association and is being set up with guidance from other Sheds in the area, particularly in Havant.
The organising Committee Members are
Secretary – Arthur Allden
Treasurer – Jeff Green
Committee members – Neil White, Ken Addison, Tom Collard
The immediate objective, apart from ongoing community initiatives, is to refurbish and equip “shed” premises in the centre of the village on the Newman Collard playing fields to provide a hub for our work and future operations. This is currently our primary funding target. Donations to support this are most welcome be they monetary or otherwise.
First Steps to establishing the Shed premises, Clearing the site.