The Melton Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated £4,666 to Age UK’s Men in Sheds project in Oakham. Men in Sheds is an innovative project that is designed to support men over 50 who have experienced life changing circumstances such as retirement, redundancy or the death of a partner.
“This donation from the Melton Building Society will make a massive difference to the project, enabling us to purchase the equipment required by the men to start their activities such as woodwork, metalwork, gardening or model building,” said Brian Lee, Co-ordinator, Men in Sheds Rutland. “The new Oakham Shed provides somewhere for older men to go to keep active and put their practical skills to good use, as well as having the chance to develop new friendships, have a coffee and a chat.”
“The Charitable Foundation is delighted to support this local community project to help ensure it is an enduring initiative for the benefit of the community,” said Martin Reason, Charitable Foundation Trustee and Chief Executive, the Melton Building Society.
Men in Sheds meet at Oakham Museum on Wednesdays 11am - 4pm and Fridays 10am – 12pm. For further information please contact Brian Lee on 07540 413805
The Melton Building Society Charitable Foundation was launched in 1998 by the Society to promote and support local charitable and community activity within the local catchment area of the Society’s branches in Melton Mowbray, Grantham and Oakham. In recent years the Melton’s Charitable Foundation has provided funding for specialist bathing facilities for the elderly at Dove Cottage, Stathern and for the Melton Community Allotment project. The Charitable Foundation also helps smaller community activities such as the Melton Mowbray Discount Furniture Project, Happy Days and Carers for Kids Breakfast Club. For further information about the Foundation and how to apply please visit http://www.themelton.co.uk/community-support/ or call 01664 414141.