Taree men's shed exhibits at Craftathon

Pictured: Len Keogh (left) and Mark Jensen (right) of the Taree Manning River Men's Shed with a completed wheelchair made from pushbikes.

Pictured: Len Keogh (left) and Mark Jensen (right) of the Taree Manning River Men's Shed with a completed wheelchair made from pushbikes.

TAREE Manning River Men's Shed will have a special display at Craftathon 2014, staged at the PCYC in Commerce Street, Taree on August 2 and 3.

The display will feature some of the special projects produced at the men's shed, including wheelchairs made from donated pushbikes.

It takes two pushbikes to produce one wheelchair, and the finished chairs are sent to countries such as Laos and Cambodia, where landmines inflict terrible injuries.

The men also produce a range of rocking horses and wooden toys.

The stall at Craftathon will also provide information for people interested in becoming involved with the regular activities at the shed .

The concept is to look after the total wellbeing of men, with encouragement to seek regular health checks and advice on fighting depression.

Pamphlets on the various support agencies are available.

If you or someone you know would benefit from the activities offered by the men's shed, head along to Craftathon and speak first hand to members who will be very happy to discuss the opportunities with you.

The stall will be right outside the front door.

Hours are from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday.

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