Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Toys for the Salvation Army

The men from the Shed have been very busy over the last couple of months working on a number of toys to be donated to a charity for deserving children at Christmas. The colourful collection on display shows some of the gifts ready for delivery.

Marimbas for St John Fisher School

The Shed has presented 3 Tenor Marimbas and 1 Bass Marimba to St John Fisher School after a lengthy building program. Thanks to Tom and his team the musical instruments will enhance the teaching of music in the school for many years to come.
The quality of construction is only matched by the quality of the music the students have already achieved in the short time they have been playing them in class.

What a great way for the Shed to work in conjunction with our community.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Free At Last

When 'Bessie the Laughing Cow' first started out as a stick of recycled timber little did she know that one day she would be transformed into 'Bateau the Beautiful Bovine'. Today for the first time she was able to feel grass under her rockers and sense the sun on her saddle.

We just hope that she ends up in a good home and that small children will enjoy riding her for many years to come.

'Bateau the Beautiful Bovine' will be donated to the Salvation Army at a Christmas function and they in turn will hopefully find her a good home with lots of happy children to look after her.

Bateau Bay Shed in Sydney's Centennial Park

New home found for young possum in Centennial Park

The Centennial Parklands’ Rangers have relocated a young Brush-tailed Possum to a new home in Centennial Park after it had taken up residence in a most unlikely spot!

The possum was found by one of the Rangers living in a power box inside the Education Precinct.

Parklands’ Rangers installed a special new possum box, recently purchased from the Bateau Bay Men’s Shed, in the woodlands nearby and relocated the possum to its high-quality, and very comfortable new home.

These special possum homes are specially crafted and professionally made with the highest quality materials by Graham Craike, from the Bateau Bay Men’s Shed.

The Men’s Shed is a group of men in NSW that come together to build projects for the community and share their skills and stories in a supportive and inclusive environment. The Bateau Bay Men’s Shed is supported by the Aged and Disability Support Service (ADSSI).

Half of the profit made from each box sold, are donated to the Wildlife Animal Rescue & Care Society Inc (ARC).

Possums new home
Possum found in power box

Friday, November 25, 2011

Our Shed Goddess

Not every Shed has a "Shed Goddess' but at Bateau Bay we have been blessed with a person who is a wonderful supporter but likes to remain in incognito when learning new practical skills. One should never underestimate the possibility of a family member taking a photo of the flat pack kitchen cupboard in the final stages of assembly during a Bunnings instruction evening.

What aren't the men up to helping you Goddess?

This may mean we now have another demonstrator available to give lessons in the Shed!