Men's Sheds

A group of Rotarians has created a Men"™s Shed in Cardiff called "˜The Den"™. See full description.


The Den

North Cardiff’s Men’s Shed

A shed has for generations been a place for men to escape the stress and strain of life; a haven to gain much needed sanity; to be surrounded by familiar items; and to make things.

The ‘Men’s Sheds’ movement is for men who have time on their hands whether that’s due to unemployment, retirement, bereavement or because they are new to an area. It enables them to pursue their interests, develop new ones, feel useful and have a sense of belonging. The movement has been spreading throughout the world and has now arrived in Wales where there are over 20 Sheds. The one essential common strand is that a Men’s Shed brings men together for a chat and to make new friends.

A group of Rotarians has created a Men’s Shed in Cardiff called ‘The Den’. The Rotary club of Cardiff East together with the Rotary Clubs of Cardiff and Cardiff Breakfast have each donated £200 to help get The Den off the ground. The Den currently meets on Thursday afternoons in temporary premises in a garage which the Rhiwbina United Reform Church kindly allows members to use. The garage is at the rear of the Canolfan building at the crossroad where Beulah Road meets Pant-Bach Road. For several months, Den members have been busy refurbishing garden furniture in the adjoining community garden and have several new projects planned. A sizeable allotment has also been acquired by the Den in the nearby Birchgrove Allotments.

To learn more about The Den, contact Mike on 07929 468031 or just pop round on a Thursday afternoon between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. You can also keep up-to-date with what’s going on at the Den on Twitter: @TheDen110.

For more information about the Men’s Sheds movement, visit www.mensshedscymru.co.uk

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