Happy 3rd Birthday to the UK Men's Sheds Association!
Today the UK Men's Sheds Association is celebrating its 3rd birthday.
The Camden Town Shed start-up was funded at a TFN event in May 2011, and in the past 5 years has grown from strength to strength. The Men's Sheds provides a space for isolated and older people to pursue their practical interests, sharing tools and resources with other members, creating a community for those who may feel excluded from society. The majority of members are men but some have included women, and younger people who wish to socialise within their communities. Since the association was set up in 2013, the number of Men's Sheds in the UK has reached 282, with over 5,000 members across the UK.
Mike Jenn, who pitched at our 2011 event and chairs the UK Men's Sheds Association, set up formally in 2013, received a Point of Light award from the Prime Minister earlier this month. Congratulations to Mike and the Men's Sheds Assocation!