RBL Band presentation to San Fulgencio Men´s Shed.
Following the charity concert on Friday 29th April at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre, San Fulgencio with the Royal British Legion Concert Band and Stevie Spit BEM, a donation of 700 euros was made this week to the San Fulgencio Men´s Shed by Patricia Shepley, the band's secretary.
Also in attendance was David Last, musical director of the RBL Concert Band.
R-L: Chris Alner, SFMS fundraising Manager ; David Last, RBL Band Musical director ; Barry Wallis, SFMS President ; Patricia Shepley, RBL Band secretary ; Michael Montero, SFMS project manager.
- 1. We believe strongly in the dignity, uniqueness and equality of every human being.
- 2. We wish to promote the development of people in a society where many fail to reach their potential.
- 3. The San Fulgencio Men’s shed will work towards a future where all have the opportunity to improve and maintain their health and well being by participating in a community Men’s Shed.
- 4. We believe each group of people should be encouraged and supported to realise their own potential and to take responsibility and ownership of their own project and it’s possibilities.
- 5. We see the passing on of skills, traditional and new as a key aspect of the work. Everyone should see themself as a teacher and a learner. Different people will posses varying degrees of skills professional and practical which will encourage the community learning possibilities. Each person will bring their own particular individuality, skills and limiations to the Shed and should be fully respected and acknowledged. There should be a clear anti-bullying policy.
- 6. We are not affiliated to any political or religious group, and are non profit making.
A Men's Shed is a larger version of the typical man's shed in the garden - a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.
A Men's Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing, at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.
They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.
A place of leisure where men come together to work and undertake social activities. Whichever are pursued the essence of a Shed is the network of relationships between the members.
The San Fulgencio Men's Shed is primarily for older retired people, who can utilise the tools and equipment available to teach, learn and use practical skills, providing challenge, problem solving, social interaction and support in a friendly and inclusive environment, which all assist in keeping us fitter both mentally and physically.
Very pleased to announce that last nights show at the Final Whistle made €548 for the Men's Shed.
Many thanks to Stevie Spit (and Nanny) for putting on a fantastic and hilarious show.
Thanks also to Dean and all the staff at the Final Whistle for hosting the show
Finally, thanks to all the people who attended and donated so generously.
Earlier this week, members of the committee had a meeting with the First Deputy Mayor (Francisco Molero Ortiz) and Councillor Samantha Hull Gallon.
We were informed that the ground work for the Shed will start at the end of this month and it is hoped that the building of the Shed will take place around Easter time.
So some good news at last, it’s been a long wait.
In the meantime we continue to hold events to raise much needed funds, this will enable us to buy tools and materials ready for when the Shed opens.
Please come along and support these events.
If you just want to find out more about the running and objectives of the Shed I can be found having a coffee every Saturday morning from 10:00hrs at “The Final Whistle”, pop along and have a chat.
Barry Wallis (Men's Shed President)
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