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Bromley and Greenwich Age UK project in National Lottery final

PUBLISHED: 10:14 05 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:14 05 July 2013

Men in Sheds

Men in Sheds

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A Bromley and Greenwich Age UK project is competing against six others to grab a £2,000 cash prize and the opportunity to have its work displayed on television.

Men in Sheds has been whittled down from 900 applicants in the National Lottery Awards in the voluntary/charity award category and it is up to the public to decide who wins.

Project director Maureen Falloon said: “The Men in Sheds project has had a positive impact on the mental and physical well-being of the shed members.

“The value of participating as an active and equal partner in a leisure activity and friendship with other men, has helped them cope with changes associated with retirement, ageing, loss and in some cases disability.

“It would be fantastic if it wins as it would be a real accolade for the men who work shoulder to shoulder on real tasks, pool their considerable life skills and experiences for mutual and community benefit.”

Men in Sheds is a project that brings together older men in a shed to socialise and work on projects of in a safe, friendly environment.

They can meet up to use their skills, learn new skills, meet new friends, or just pop in for a cup of tea and a chat. No skills are necessary and all are welcome.

Voting ends at midnight on Wednesday, June 24.

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