Men getting together for Kimba shed

MEN'S SHED: Jim Hamlyn, Allan Crowhurst and Bryon Rayson are on the committee trying to set up a Men's Shed in Kimba's Lions Club Shed. Picture: Kathrine Catanzariti
MEN'S SHED: Jim Hamlyn, Allan Crowhurst and Bryon Rayson are on the committee trying to set up a Men's Shed in Kimba's Lions Club Shed. Picture: Kathrine Catanzariti

A steering committee of seven men is working to set up a Men’s Shed in Kimba.

The shed will join 950 other Men’s Shed around the country.

Kimba Men’s Shed secretary Allan Crowhurst said they had acquired a share in the Lion’s Shed.

“The Lion’s Club have allowed us to share their shed for free, which is great since the next closest option, would have cost us $32,000,” Mr Crowhurst said.

“We now have to pay $400 for insurance and another $5000 to get electricity over to our side of the shed.”

The Kimba District Council has donated $200 toward the project and the group cooked a sausage sizzle fundraiser at the silo art opening.

“We’re going to be doing the painting for the Kimba Christmas Tree this year,” Mr Crowhurst said.

“We’ll also be applying for grants from the Men’s Shed Association, and once it opens, the nuclear grants.”

Mr Crowhurst said the Men’s Shed was not just about men getting together.

“If anyone, particularly the elderly, has repairs, or needs gardening done, we will help them out,” he said.