Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed will host a grand opening event for its new venue with the help of Lord Mayor Graham Quirk on Wednesday 15 March at 9:30am.
Wacol-based modular construction company Ausco Modular has assisted Men’s Shed in opening the newest Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed, by providing a new facility, which is set to be used as a meeting room and kitchen. Ausco offered the organisation a previously used school block at a heavily discounted price, saving Men’s Shed thousands of dollars. Ausco also donated site signage to the Men’s Shed, valued at over $1000.
Allister Millican, Ausco's QLD Sales Manager pictured with David Cope, Centenary Suburbs Men's Shed President and Bernadette Bramble, Ausco's Business Development Representative.
Men’s Shed is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male based community development organisations and assists local men in education of health and wellbeing. The network of over 970 Men’s Sheds aims to provide workshops and socialising facilities in the local area for men to spend time forming friendships, chatting to mates and sharing skills and experience.
This latest Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed represents a milestone for the organisation who, with the help of Ausco, have been able to open this new site offering a new hub within the Centenary Suburbs.
President of the Centenary Men’s Shed, David Cope, said he is grateful to Ausco for the generous support.
“Without Ausco’s support, the dream of assembling a new Men’s Shed within the Centenary Suburbs may not have been made a reality,” he said.
“With the help of Ausco, we were able to begin construction last July and will unveil our newest Shed on Wednesday for our 61members.”
Ausco’s Business Development Representative, Bernadette Bramble, said being involved in this project has been heart-warming.
“We are very supportive of the work done by Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed for the local men in the community,” she said.
“The workshops and meetings offered by Men’s Shed helps them to stay socially connected with the local community and build their mental health and well-being.
“We look forward to an ongoing relationship with this organisation and already have further works in the pipeline.”
David hopes this Men’s Shed in Seventeen Mile Rocks will help more local men throughout the community by advancing the well-being and health of the local male community through social inclusion.
The new shed is located at 139 Monier Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks.
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