Movember funds build world’s biggest shed – online!

July 21, 2011
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Shed Online takes the concept of Men’s Sheds and puts it into cyberspace!  This shedonline website is somewhere men can get together, without leaving their homes and find friendship, information or just see what’s happening in the shed.

As a direct result of funds raised by Movember Mo Bros and Sistas, our men’s health partner, beyondblue, was recently able to launch The Shed Online initiative. It is a website where men can socialise, network, make new friends and share skills; aiming to replicate all the positive things men get from being in their own sheds or in a community Men’s Shed. 

To give you a bit of background, the inspiration for The Shed Online comes from the 400 Men’s Sheds which are thriving Australia-wide.

“In those sheds, in towns across the country, men can get together, work on projects shoulder to shoulder, learn new skills and if they feel comfortable, they can talk to one another about light-hearted or more serious issues,” said Chairman of beyondblue The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC. “The Shed Online ticks all those boxes, but instead of happening in a real shed, it’s happening in a virtual shed, over the internet.”

With over 1,000 members already joining up and joining in, The Shed Online is helping to build a supportive community of men spread far and wide. And this is all thanks to the sterling efforts of the Movember community.

“We are hugely grateful to the Movember community for its continued support. Projects such as The Shed Online just wouldn’t happen without the funds we receive each year and it’s our hope that the Mo Bros and Sistas who made this initiative possible will go online and take a look at what they’ve helped build. It’s a great website and will make a very real difference to the lives of men around the country; for this, everyone involved with Movember should be very proud.” 

 

So, we’d like to encourage you to check it out when you get a chance – you’ll find discussions on hobbies, sport, DIY projects and a range of health and lifestyle topics. It’s free to join – just visit www.theshedonline.org.au to become a member.

Source: Movember funds build world’s biggest shed – online! (http://au.movember.com/news/view/id/2055/category/local/)

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