Men in Sheds – Age UK

‘A shed is to a man what a handbag is to a woman. Both contain all the essentials to survive the modern world.’

At Age UK Cheshire, they believe that every man needs a shed.

A new project originating from Australia is helping men in South Cheshire to utilise their skills and beat boredom. ‘Men in Sheds’, based at Unit 16 in Brierley Street, Crewe, aims to encourage men to get together and socialise while also taking on small projects such as woodwork and metalwork.

Links with Brierley Primary School

At Brierley the Year 1 and 2 children were lucky enough to work with volunteers from Men is Sheds to help complete their design and technology project on building suitable bug hotels and bird boxes to go around the school. The children relished working with the experienced others and we know that the gentlemen from Men in Sheds also enjoyed the opportunity to pass on some of their woodworking skills.

The bug hotels and bird boxes can be seen around the school, next time you walk around take a look at our magnificent bird boxes!