Fri. Mar 5th, 2021

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Men in sheds are back on the road

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West Wight Men In Sheds is back on the road, thanks to the support of the local community and businesses.

The charity’s previous van was disposed of last December, after it was deemed no longer economically viable and a fundraiser for a replacement was started.
A Men in Sheds spokesman said: “Thanks to donations received through our crowdfunding page, and a two-year sponsorship deal with Bathroom Showroom, Wootton, we are mobile again. We would also like to thank Ztam Design and Print for donating the van graphics and to Brite Wight Valeting for their support.

“We work to help reduce isolation and loneliness in people, particularly, but not exclusively, older people in the West Wight and the surrounding area and this is a huge boost for us
“We are also planning to increase the services we offer later this year, subject to government guidelines, for both men and women. This will include a stamp collecting group and a photography group, as well as additional services.”