Thursday, October 28, 2021
A Gofundme page has been set up to raise funds to keep Athy Men’s Shed open.
The shed, which is based in the Enterprise Centre,  is an important community and social outlet for many men in the area.
The goal of the shed is to provide a social and friendly environment for men in our community that might have some time to pass and who are looking to get out of the house, socialise a little and get involved in projects should they wish.
Keeping the doors open for 2022 is now difficult as a result of the Pandemic.
It costs €6,000 to keep the shed open every year; rent, insurance, light and heat and materials. The members have built a kitchen, a woodwork area, a tooling area, a pool room and a darts room for their visitors and members.
Normally, they work on projects, they fundraise and they take part in community initiatives to raise the money to keep the shed open themselves. However, because of the Covid Pandemic, they lost a full 18 months of activities where they couldn’t raise any money through work, projects or fundraising.
They’re now asking their friends, family members and general members of the local community if they could help out.
“We are doing all we can to keep our doors open for 2022 – and we ask that if you could spare a few euro’s to help us along the way that maybe you will contribute a little to our gofundme campaign!” said a spokesperson.
You can make donations HERE
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