The much-loved and anticipated market day run by The Hills Men’s Shed at Eric Mobbs Reserve, Ferguson Avenue at Castle Hill is being held on Saturday November 28, 9am to 2pm.
There will be a huge range of items on show to buy in time for Christmas gift.
The Hills Men’s Shed has been providing a venue for its members to meet, work and socialise since 2009.
Members support the wider community with various projects including items for Westmead Children’s Hospital and Tallowood School for children with disabilities at Kellyville.
Covid-19 has hit fundraising endeavours by members which is why the shed is holding an open air CovidSafe market day to raise much needed funds.
Plants, puzzles, toys, wooden bowls, succulents gardens, native bee hive hotels will be available. Popular Christmas items include pens and cheese platters.
There will be a cake and craft stall. First prize in the raffle is $500.
GRANTS TO GRAB
Men’s Sheds have been invited to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme (NDSP).
Applications for the current funding round close Friday, November 27 November. For more information, visit https://mensshed.org
Funded by the Federal Government, Round 21 of the NSDP will specifically prioritise applications with a strong health, wellbeing or safety emphasis, in acknowledgement of the impact of COVID-19 and the needs of Sheds in the recovery period and beyond.
Additionally, in light of COVID-19, IT equipment and training will be prioritised to facilitate increased connectivity amongst shedders.
Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke, encouraged all Sheds in Mitchell to apply.
“To stay healthy, we all need to do regular activities with the people around us, and our local Men’s Sheds has become a focal point for the Mitchell community.”
Men’s Sheds can apply for financial support across the following funding categories:
• Category 1: Health, Wellbeing, and Events $8,000 maximum
• Category 2: Shed Improvements $8,000 maximum
• Category 3: Equipment $5,000 maximum