Monthly Archives: April 2018

DadsWork Men Shed

DadsWork are delighted to announce an exciting partnership with Strive through Men Shed Tranent at the Community Garden , Heugh , Tranent starting on Thursday 10th May 2018 at 10.30am. For further information please contact Kevin Young 01316650848 / 07833741768 or email:

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Further information on Men Shed at Strive:

What is a Shed?
Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he
feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. A Men’s Shed
offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need
to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and
inclusive venue.
A place of leisure where men come together to work and gain a sense of belonging and
What happens at Men Shed?
Everyone works together to do the practical projects, with everyone passing on and, or,
picking up new skills from other members of the Shed. The lists of individual tasks are
almost endless, from sawing wood to painting the projects.
Some of the projects that the men work on are listed below, these are only a small snapshot
of what has been done by the groups. And often people can work on their own projects if
they want to do so:
Some of the projects completed so far:
 Benches for working on
 Benches for sitting on
 Building a Chicken coop
 Tables
 Community centre sign
 Planters
Not everyone has to embark on practical projects, for some just coming along and enjoying
a coffee is all they want to do, chatting and socialising with the other men in the Shed.
Further health benefits.
Along with enjoying the company of other like-minded people, the men in the shed also
have the opportunity to receive holistic treatments, such as reflexology, seated massage
and cranio sacral therapy.