Navan Shed thanks local community

Navan and District Men's Shed, who are determined to acquire their own premises held a very successful bucket collection in Navan last week.

"We want to thank everyone who contributed so generously," said chair, Ollie Carroll. "We raised over €2,700 which we will put towards our new building fund.

"NavaWe are hoping to have our own premises. At the moment we operate from a container at Claremont to keep us going until we our new shed is ready.

"We will be doing a lot of fundraising and will be organising a table quiz in October.

"Claremont Stadium are very good to us, but we are restricted in our activities until we have our own shed.

"There is a huge demand for Men's Sheds - it is a great social outlet and is particularly important for mental health especially in these times of turmoil.

"Some people think you have to have a skill to join, the opposite is the case. You don't need to be skilled."

Some of the projects the group has undertaken in the past include making up picnic tables and flower boxes. The group is also a social outlet where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.