HMS 2508 Magazine June 2019 Article

HMS 2508 Magazine June 2019 Article


The Shed is humming along now, with private commissions such as a music storage unit, bespoke angled bookshelf and antique chair and picture frame restorations being tackled. We are also pleased to be repairing the Stanwell Park SLSC flagpole after it was vandalised, and assisting NINA by building a new ‘golf-game’ for their patrons.


We are very grateful to all our Sponsors that have given the Men’s Shed a surer footing. From the Helensburgh and Stanwell Park Anglican Church, Hope Church 2508 and The Tops Conference Centre, local businesses newsXpress, Helensburgh Tyres, Peabody’s Metropolitan Mine, Helensburgh Car Services, Raine and Horne Real Estate, Heathcote Handyman Timber, Razamataz Car Wash and HMS member and RFS volunteer Gary Laker; all have been very generous. Please support them whenever you can, and we look forward to partnering with other 2508 businesses this year.


One of the great benefits of sponsoring the Men’s Shed is that every dollar goes toward improving men’s health by the blokes enjoying meaningful work, speaking with visiting health professionals and attending various health events.


And because the Shed is a registered charity, the Australian Taxation Office has approved it as an entity that ensures that every donation or Sponsorship received ($2 or over), is tax deductible to the donor or Sponsor! We are very fortunate to be operating under the legal protection of the NSW Government’s Incorporated Association Act, which gives our donors and Sponsors reassurance of the Shed’s excellent financial status and governance.


Your Men’s Shed is run by Chairman/Secretary Michael Croft, keen surfer, builder and new granddad; Men’s Health/Well-Being officer, Ron Balderston, teacher, potter and a great help to indigenous youth; Kevin Thomas, Treasurer and Rabbitohs fan; IT guru, Ian Jackson and his trusty CNC mill; our very helpful committee members John McLean, John Quist, Lionel Rattenbury, Gil Williams and Tony Woolley; and for Publicity, Sales and Sponsorship, the writer of this article.


We will soon host a NSW Health ‘Stepping On’ program, a friendly and free initiative aimed at preventing falls, encouraging active living and maintaining independence in older people. At the Shed, starting Monday 22nd July, 1-3pm for seven weeks. All members of 2508 over 65 years old are welcome to join in, just contact us.


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We would love to meet you at the Shed.

199A Parkes Street Helensburgh 9-3 Monday and Tuesday and more days to come.