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Men's shed reaching out on BBC radio Tees

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2nd December 2018

Men's shed reaching out on BBC radio Tees

We’re talking on the air…….

CEO Christine Garcia and Shedder Bob talk LIVE on BBC radio Tees about the importance of Middlesbroughs one and only Men's shed.

Our Men’s Shed is certainly getting noticed!

This week BBC Radio Tees came to see us. They wanted to know more about what we do for the community and report on our North Ormesby Sessions.

Bob, one of our most senior Shedders, along with Christine, our Chief Officer, performed magnificently in front of the mic as he described what life ‘in the Shed’ was like.

As Chris explained, the Men’s Shed is targeted at lonely and isolated people because studies have shown that this can be as detrimental to their health as smoking 20 cigarettes a day!

She further explained that the North Ormesby sessions are our way of reaching out into the community and involve people who might struggle with transport costs.

Bob, rapidly becoming the poster boy for the Shed, told the listeners how he didn’t know what to expect when he first arrived but found that 

“it was fantastic. It gives me something to get up for in the morning and I just love coming to Frade.”

Men's shed - Shedder Bob


"Its nice meeting other people and sometimes you get people that maybe have little problems and when you’re all talking together you can solve those problems –you know, when we’re having a cup of tea, nice and relaxed , someone might say something and you can help them out."

Men's shed - Shedder Bob


Bob’s enthusiasm and passion for the Men’s Shed is contagious and listeners will surely be impressed and hopefully keen to find out more.

One thing is undoubtedly certain – new Shedders will always receive the warmest welcome and be quickly accepted as one of the team.

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