A City of Sydney Accommodation Grant has given the City's first Men's Shed an official home. The Pyrmont, Ultimo & Glebe Men's Shed (PUGMS) is now working out of the Jubilee Oval viaducts.
The Men's Shed movement targets men in our community that have retired, cannot work full-time or live in areas of high density with little access to outdoor space or sheds.
Sheds aim to be sustainable, focus on health and wellbeing, and reduce isolation, depression and suicide rates in retirees. The group is open to interested younger men and women as well.
PUGMS completed the fit-out of the arches to meet their own needs. They have also built part of the theatre set for the production Mothers at the Roxbury Hotel. They also do a lot of work for the local community repairing broken furniture and making toys to give away at Christmas.
The group originally started with just a few members and has grown to over 30. The members are delighted with their new facilities and the opportunity to give back to the community. Most of all, the group appreciate the chance to sit down with mates and talk. For information about the Men's Shed movement go to www.theshedonline.org.au/mens-sheds/profile/pug-mens-shed
If you'd like to find out more about the City's Accommodation Grants, or any of our other grants and sponsorships, visit www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/grants-and-sponsorships