Bank support for Men’s Shed

From left: Roger Baley (Secretary of Upwey Men’s Shed), Peter Jones and Gerran Wright. (President of Upwey Men’s Shed)

By Derek Schlennstedt

The Dandenong Ranges Community Bank Group has thrown its support behind the Upwey Men’s Shed project.

Company Chairman John Waters the Board enthusiastically supported the project with a commitment of $80,000.

“There is a dedicated team of local people who, I am confident, will work hard to secure the remaining funding and source an appropriate location for the facility,” he said.

Our Board believes the Upwey Men’s Shed will offer great support to many in the coming years as well as provide the opportunity for the sharing of skills.”

Gerran Wright, President of the Upwey Men’s Shed said the Men’s Shed in Upwey has had an exciting start with support from a dedicated team of local have already managed to sign up 71 members.

“We are actively fundraising to reach our goal of building a Men’s Shed in the Upwey area,” he said.

“Upwey Men’s Shed is thrilled with the support of the Dandenong Ranges Community Bank Group providing a big kick start to our fundraising.

“Until we get our own shed we are temporarily meeting at the Upwey Township Hall and will be holding regular coffee, pool and chat mornings and planning future activities that have been identified of interest to members.”