Sunday, April 11, 2010

GOATS mobile

The Mobile Men's Shed was set up next to the Central Coast Spinners for a busy day promoting the benefits of "shedding".

The Mens Shed display has improved since last years display at G.O.A.T.S festival. This year the mobile trailer was deployed and there amount of materials and projects from various sheds enables a robust display of the skills and capabilities at the Mens Sheds on the Central Coast.

Alan offered a few items for sale on the Mobile Mens Shed and the first customer of the morning purchased a winerack made from horseshoes.

The display focussed on the San Remo Community Men's Shed and the San Remo Shed brochures were distributed by default. However, there were enquires about Men's Sheds from all over the Central Coast, the Hunter and even interstate visitors. Certainly an excellent opportunity to promote Mens Health in a broad context and the local Mens Shed at the festival.

There were about 60 enquiries at the Mobile Shed during the day. These enquiries included older men directly interested in joining the Men's Shed, women enquiring on behalf of fathers, partners and sons. younger males interested in the skills and craft being taught and learnt at the sheds and community organisations interesting in programmes at the Mens Shed or discussing projects that could be progressed.

An excellent day well spent promoting Mens Sheds in the community.

Thanks to Bob Ihlein, President of The Entrance Men's Shed for towing the Mobile Men's Shed to GOATS for an early start. thanks for Alan for providing items for sale and donating the proceeds to the San Remo Shed and for assistance manning the trailer during the day. Thanks to Richard and George for dropping by in support during the day. Thanks to Keith for returning the trailer the following day. All your efforts are much appreciated for the assistance in promoting Mens Sheds on the Central Coast.

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