PCH Janner Men’s Shed celebrates one year anniversary!

Our Men’s Shed celebrated their one year anniversary this week with a specially crafted gift for Communities Worker Ryan Huws.

The Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed – a place where he feels at home and can pursue hobbies and interests. The Shed is about helping men who might be feeling either isolated or need a project to get stuck into. It gives the men involved an opportunity to meet others, share their skills with the rest of the group and to help their community.

The men have been working out of Leigham Community Hall which they have transformed – clearing out items to create a storage area for timber and other items they need to be able to create some fantastic woodwork projects.

To celebrate the achievement, which wouldn’t have been possible without the help and enthusiasm of its members PCH were presented with an engraved glass ornament which will take pride of place in our Plumer House trophy cabinet in reception.

Malcolm Newman, of the Men’s Shed said: “PCH saw a gap for this kind of project and have done something about it. They’ve been a great support to us through the first year and the guys have now bonded well and made new friends. We have members that have disabilities and illnesses and it’s a place where they feel welcomed and have a purpose”.

Ryan Huws, Communities Worker said: “This was so unexpected and a great honour. It brings to mind all the great work PCH does in local communities. The Janner Shedders are great bunch and it’s a pleasure to work with them”.

Alice Potter, Communities Team Manager said: “This project has really taken off from their humble beginnings and the members are really looking forward to planning what they spend and making sure they’ve got everything they need to continue creating some of the brilliant woodwork projects that are coming out of these sessions. The group is now constituted and making money by selling the items they produce.”