Havershed, Pembrokeshire’s newest Men Shed have receives a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund to ensure they can run their activities for men in Haverfordwest
Havershed were recently awarded a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to establish a place for men to share skills, socialise, support each other’s health and wellbeing, and carry out projects that benefit the community. Using a grant of £9,470 they will be able to refurb a building in the centre of Haverfordwest to carry out their activities and sessions for men in the area.
Men’s Sheds (or Sheds) are a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. Men’s Sheds are about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter.
David Mills, Chair of Havershed said “We’re over the moon to receive a National Lottery grant, that will ensure a solid premises in Haverfordwest for us to hold activities such as woodwork and tai chi while supporting fellow ‘shedders’ with wellbeing and their mental health”
John Rose, Wales Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “We are proud to be the largest funder of community activity in Wales, supporting great project ideas such as Havershed. This group identified an opportunity within their community that could be of immense benefit to those in their local area and stepped up with the help of a National Lottery Community Fund grant.”