Moreton-in-Marsh Men in Sheds held a very successful Open Day on Saturday 24th July. There was lots of interest from potential new members and the sale of refurbished garden tools, planters and bug houses was also very popular.
Trevor Mitchell, Shed Leader, said: ‘This Open Day was the best we have had so far. From talking to the people who came along, it seems that in general people are not aware of what we really do at the shed. It’s not all about making things; it’s really about being there for anyone who needs to get out and meet other people, have a chat and a cup of tea! Ladies are always welcome to come along too.’
The raffle, to win a wheelbarrow made by the shedders, was drawn by Nancy who was there with her mum Erica. Erica had gone to look for planters for her new house and ended up buying a bug house, rake and lawn mower! She said: ‘Nancy and I had a lovely morning at the Shed. We bought lots of items for our new house, met some very nice people and enjoyed the tea and cakes. The shed is a wonderful community asset.’
Moreton Men in Sheds provides a welcoming environment for members to make friends, chat and have something outside of the house to focus on. It is open Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10am and is situated at the University Allotments, Old Town.