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DIY and friendship

Posted on October 30 2018 at 9:57:54

Men

Older men who experience loneliness or isolation in retirement can meet new friends and learn new skills thanks to an Age UK scheme.

Based on an Australian idea, Men in Sheds offers a place where men (or women) can get together to work on DIY projects or furniture reclamation and enjoy some community spirit.

The Bromsgrove group has been operating since 2016 and meets at the Metal & Ores Industrial Estate in Stoke Prior.

The group was featured on BBC Midlands Today this autumn, and the members have recently been modelling for a 2019 Bromsgrove Men In Sheds calendar.

Find out more by contacting Jo Hughes at Age UK on 01527 568855, or visit http://www.ageuk.org.uk and follow the links to Men In Sheds.

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