Ellon Men’s Shed have been given a boost with a major donation of garage tools and equipment.
It has been made by Elaine Malins, who lives at Craigdam, near Oldmeldrum.
The Men’s Shed members will make great use of this garage tools and equipment donationCharlie Forrest Ellon Men’s Shed
The tools and equipment belonged to Mrs Malins’ late husband Chris, who was a car enthusiast and a leading member of the Lamborghini club.
Men’s Shed officials are delighted with the donation and would welcome more.
Chairperson Charlie Forrest said: “The Men’s Shed members will make great use of this garage tools and equipment donation and will be forever grateful to Elaine and Chris.
“We have managed to obtain a secure storage facility for the very generous equipment and tool donations we have been receiving from the community.
“Coming into springtime, people may be cleaning out their sheds and garages and we would welcome any donations.”
Meanwhile, the group is working closely with Aberdeenshire Council on a community asset transfer process regarding premises.
Men’s Shed is a meeting place where men can share skills, pursue hobbies and work on community projects.
The benefits are improved self-esteem, a chance to learn new skills, overcome isolation, improve social interaction and enjoy an active healthy retirement.
The shed is essentially split into two areas which are a workshop and a social area.
Depending on the community and its needs, the internal set up can be different from one shed to the next. Commonly however the workshop has workbenches, woodworking tools and a metal working area.
The social area has seating, computer access, a pool table, darts board, space for crafts such as model railway making, upholstery, leather work, and a kitchen area.
More details about the Ellon group can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org