Portlethen Men’s Shed gets £10,000 funding

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The Portlethen and District Men’s Shed has announced the awarding of the sum of £10,000 from the National Lottery Awards for All fund.

This award, in addition to other received amounts, has enabled them to achieve about one third of the total required to refurbish the Men’s Shed premises.

Walter McMillan, chairperson, was delighted with the Awards for All success, however he pointed out that in order to help them to achieve their goal, they continue to require the support of the local business community, as well as local benefactors and the public.

The Men’s Shed in Portlethen and District was the vision of the late Roy McKay, and is a registered charity aiming to promote general wellbeing, continuing education, and healthy lifestyles for local men who find themselves with free time.

George Pringle Secretary for Portlethen & District Men’s Shed said: “We aim to meet these objectives through the provision of a social environment to allow for engagement in conversation, and a workshop for the undertaking of numerous creative and enjoyable activities.

“Since established, membership of our Shed has grown steadily to number around forty. It is however our goal to attain a core membership of around sixty by the time we open in 2016, and as such we are open to new members.

“To that end, we currently have open days on the last Thursday of the month at the Porty Cabin Youth Centre on Cookston Road in Portlethen, between the hours of 1pm – 3.15pm, where those interested in joining can drop in for a cup of tea and a chat.”

Further information and contact details for new members or businesses and benefactors, can be obtained via the groups webpage, Twitter or Facebook.