This project is particularly special for the Tynedale Lions, as we not only raised funds for the project but we have also project managed the build and set up.

Earlier in February our Club President Mike Potter was pleased to welcome Lions International 3rd vice-President Patti Hill and our District Governor Andrew Kerr Sutherland. They came to see how well the project is doing and to also to meet Lions John and Ann Rooke who led the project. Our District Governor also presented the Club with a Certificate of Appreciation for the excellent work we are doing in our local community,including the shed project. The 3rd vice-President was very impressed and even tried her hand at some wood turning.

Left to right District Governor Andrew,3rd vice-President Patti.John,Ann and Mike
3rd vice-President Patti wood turning

Lion’s Member and Shed Manager, John Rooke, said ““Research has shown the negative impact of isolation on wellbeing especially for some men who have retired or are unemployed. The national picture shows that Men’s Sheds in other areas of the UK have helped men to re-gain a sense of purpose and increased self-esteem, and we wanted to ensure the men of Tynedale had the same opportunity.  The Tynedale Men’s Shed is a community space for men to get together and create. It’s up to the Shedders what they want to spend their time working on, but the important part of the Shed is that it provides a space for men to have a decent cup of tea and a good chat”

Follow us on Facebook: Tynedale Men’s Shed. For more information email tynedalemensshed@gmail.com or contact John on 07842 934 467