Posted: Fri 16th Dec 2022

Men’s Shed project set to begin at Mold’s Bailey Hill in the new year

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 16th, 2022

A project that brings like-minded men together to share skills, converse and create is set to begin at Mold’s Bailey Hill in the new year.

The Men’s Shed concept started in Australia around 1999 and has since spread to New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, Canada and, more recently, Europe and the USA with approximately 2000 Sheds worldwide.

As a by-product, attending a project like Men’s Sheds often reduces social isolation, loneliness and offers a safe space to allow men to deal with mental health concerns.

Recently the Bailey Hill Tripartite Group secured additional funding from LEADER funding through Cadwyn Clwyd to pilot a Men’s Shed Project on Bailey Hill.

The Project is due to start in January 2023 and will run for three months. 

Jo Lane, Business Regeneration Project Officer said: “We are pleased to have secured additional funding to pilot such an incredible project on Bailey Hill.”

“We will be working with an excellent facilitator, Huw Davies who will oversee the project and run the sessions.”

“We will be looking at ways to make this project sustainable if successful.”

Huw Davies (pictured above) has been a workshop facilitator since the 1980’s and has a huge amount of experience working with a variety of groups.

Huw said: “I am so thrilled to be given this opportunity. The great privilege of being able to offer workshops in a castle using methods as old as the surrounding castle.”

“There is such enormous satisfaction to be had from making something with our hands. And anyone who is able to should have that chance.”

A drop-in session for those who would like to find out more about the project is being held at the newly refurbished Bailey Hill Centre on Thursday 12th January between 10am and 3pm.

There will be an opportunity to meet Huw, sign up to the project and see some of the tools which will be used as part of the project.

The weekly sessions will start from Thursday 19th January and will take place in Bailey Hill Park.

The project is open to men over the age of 18 years old.  

For further information please contact: Jo Lane on baileyhill@moldtowncouncil.org.uk or follow the project on Facebook: @BaileyHillProjectOfficer and twitter: @bh_officer.

 

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