Grant helps health of Men's Shedders on Dorrigo Plateau

What's been happening at the Dorrigo Men's Shed

The Dorrigo Plateau Mens Shed is pleased to announce its success in receiving a Federal grant via the Australian Men's Shed Association for nearly $6000 to purchase air filters and dust extractors for the Myrtle St. Shed as well as necessary welding safety equipment.

The filters will be installed in the woodworking area and in the welding bay. The dust extractors will be attached to our (hard-working ) woodworking machinery, to the great relief of our lungs!

It will be a very good thing to make the shed more 'health and safety-friendly' ... and not only for the blokes, because the shed has women members as well plus others attending carving and woodwork classes.

In a recent visit to the shed, the Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan was impressed by the group's aims, mixed membership, and tenacity.

"It was interesting to hear his personal views on regional matters, and on what makes a community thrive, and possibly our place in that," one member said..

The shed is kept busy doing small jobs for people, usually reimbursed by donations, as well as selling things particularly at Made in Dorrigo Day.

Income is not huge, so a grant for capital equipment was pleasing indeed! Thank you to the Health Minister and AMSA, and member Brian Magrath, who did the work of applying successfully!

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