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Manning Men’s Shed Unveiling

As inaugural Patron of the Manning Men’s Shed I was pleased to attend and speak at the official opening this week. I have been fortunate to be involved early on in the project that started three years ago as an idea by Hilary Peters, then secretary of the Manning Senior Citizens Centre.

John McGrath with Hilary Peters
John McGrath with Hilary Peters

I am proud to be Patron of a place for men in in my electorate to come together and spend their time post-retirement in a social and productive environment. The Shed will be a place where men can work on meaningful DIY projects, form friendships and get support from other men.

John McGrath with Ross Bedford
John McGrath with Ross Bedford

I congratulate the Manning Senior Citizens Centre and the City of South Perth for working together to see this idea become a reality. I also commend Lotterywest, who provided a grant for the Shed’s construction, and other community organisations in my electorate that generously provided funding and support to the Shed, including the Royal Perth Golf Club, City of South Perth RSL Club, Southcare, IGA Preston Street, Rotary Club of Como, Manning Lions Club and South Perth Lions Club. Como Secondary College also allowed a group of volunteers to use the College facilities to work on small projects including the renovation of donated tools and equipment.

I encourage all men in the electorate to get behind the Manning Men’s Shed.

Manning Men’s Shed Open Day

The Manning Men’s Shed will officially open on 6 March and will be a place for men in the South Perth Community to come together and spend their time post-retirement in a social and productive environment.

When: 10am-4pm, Friday 6 March
Where: 3 Downey Drive, Manning

The Manning Men’s Shed welcomes men of all ages with depression, health problems, disability; it is a safe place for men to gather to keep busy,
feel included and purposeful.

For further details contact Manning Senior Citizens Centre Inc. on 9450 6273 or manningseniors@bigpond.com.

Manning Men’s Shed AGM

I was delighted to speak at the Manning Senior Citizens Centre AGM on September 24 2014.

Website Photo - croppedRobert Uphill moved to admit  John Collins as an honorary life member and it was carried. I was also very pleased to present to the President of the Manning Seniors a $1,000 cheque for the Manning Men’s Shed.

I have been a long-time patron of the Manning Senior Centre and fully support the contribution they provide our senior community. I am also pleased to be the patron of the Manning Men’s Shed, and am looking forward to the completion hopefully by the end of 2014.

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Men’s Shed A Go

Men's Sheds in the Perth Region
Men’s Sheds in the Perth Region

Last month I presented a cheque for $150,000 to the Manning Seniors Citizens’s President, Mr Robert Burton  to assist in the construction of a publically accessible Manning Men’s Shed.  The hub’s construction was made possible by a  Lotterywest grant.

Recently we’ve seen a movement driven by older, retired men establishing these hubs and  the Shed will be a place where men can go to do DIY jobs, form friendships and seek social support.  It is pleasing  to see this initiative coming to Manning.