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Shed dwellers show creative side

Friday, 19th April, 2013

(Front from left) Anthony Hayward, David Bowden, Dennis Williams and Tom Sloane in the “Men’s Shed” group run for Indigenous men every Wednesday. (Front from left) Anthony Hayward, David Bowden, Dennis Williams and Tom Sloane in the “Men’s Shed” group run for Indigenous men every Wednesday.

By Emily Roberts

An Indigenous men's group has started in the city to give the men a sense of community.

The Warra Warra Legal Service has developed an Aboriginal men's group which runs on Wednesday at the Centre for Community.

Warra Warra Community Development worker Anthony Hayward said they started the men's group recently and had been getting good numbers.

"We were able to develop a partnership with the centre for community to access the shed," Mr Hayward said.

"The men's group runs on Wednesday, we utilize the shed and do lots of projects.

"We working on artefacts and started on a table."

Mr Hayward said they are getting about six to eight people a week.

"We started in February, we get some of the same men coming every week. The group runs from 10am to 2pm."

According to Mr Hayward this is a good opportunity for the men to be creative and meet with one another.

"It gives them the opportunity to come down on Wednesday and focus on artwork," he said.

"They get the opportunity to come along in a good workspace. They can sit around and have a yarn.

"Some will come just for a yarn."

Mr Hayward said while the group has been successful, they need sponsorship to help them.

"We are also looking for sponsors support and any in kind support," Mr Hayward said.

For more information contact Anthony Hayward on 8087 6766.

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