Date: May 2019
Wellbeing at Garon Park is proud to be a member of the UK Men’s Sheds Association and bringing this exciting opportunity to Southend.
Men’s Sheds help people to connect, converse and create with activities similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men and women to enjoy together. They can also help reduce loneliness and isolation so benefitting mental health, or just help you learn a new skill - but most importantly, they’re fun!
In Spring 2019 Wellbeing at Garon Park will be opening a new Shed at our Garon Park site.
Having successfully secured funding from the National Lottery Awards for All to enable it to purchase a building, which will be on site this Spring. John Hills of Hills Building and Decorating Ltd have volunteered their services to install the shed and Wellbeing at Garon Park is keen to hear from volunteers who can spare a few hours to come along and help refurbish the building to get it ready for use.
No matter whether you’re a skilled tradesperson or have never held a paintbrush there will be something to do and everyone is welcome.
“At our open event last year, we had great interest in our proposed Men’s Shed so I’m really excited that it’s now becoming a reality” said Ian Bysouth.
We welcome men and women who are keen to get involved and have already had enquiries from men and women looking to join in and play an active part at the Shed. To get involved please ring Ian on 07913 381495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellbeing at Garon Park (WB@GP) is a community health and wellbeing charity set up specifically to leverage the maximum benefits from the peaceful surroundings around the edges of the Festival Cricket Ground that we call the Vitality Park. WB@GP will soon be installing a near 1km wellness trail with a number of activities along the way specifically for use to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. The Shed forms the first community activity with many more planned.