Compass Disability Services was delighted to have secured funding from the National Lottery to open Taunton’s first Men’s Shed. Since opening in April volunteers have been busily converting and upgrading the unit ready for use by new members. Compass Disability Services have now handed over the Men’s Shed to their own committee and they now stand alone as a local community organisation (Men In Sheds Taunton – MIST).
The official opening by the Deputy Mayor on the 29th September between 11am and 1pm will mark the start of official sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 11am until 4pm with new days to be added once resources allow.
Richard Pitman – CEO of Compass Disability Services said,
“We have been delighted to support the development of this community group which will offer a much needed place for men in our community to come together. The volunteers have worked tirelessly to get the shed ready for opening and we wish them well in their future whilst offering continued support in their development.”
John Thwaites, Chair of Taunton Men’s Shed said,
“Men in Sheds Taunton, (MIST) is a great opportunity for the men of Taunton and surrounding area, to get together, with like-minded individuals, to follow their passion and skills in a numerous social ways. Chance to work on projects, either for themselves or the local community or just to come along and have a coffee and chat. The Men’s Shed organisation recognises the fact that men rarely talk or socialise, and so MIST will give them that opportunity and chance to make friends and get involved in a great community project.
We would encourage anyone who is interested in the project to come along and see what we are about.”
The official opening of the Men’s Shed is on Saturday 29th September at 11am, in Taunton on the Belvedere Trading Estate. The shed is located at Unit 14.