Cubby for a cause

5 February 2020|Community News| Off Comments off on Cubby for a cause|

IN addition to their love of working with their hands, creating new projects and doing their bit for the community, the members of the Claremont Men’s Shed also hold another passion – animals.

Watching on as the bushfires raged across Australia and deeply moved by the devastating impact on the wildlife, the Claremont Men’s Shed has rallied together to do its bit for the cause.

Thanks to the hard work and skills of members Eddie George and Glenn Walker, with the assistance of other members, the shed auctioned off a custom-built cubbyhouse on Facebook.

All proceeds from the sale were donated to the rescue of koalas and wildlife on Kangaroo Island through a GoFundMe page.

“All our members love their animals, but especially Eddie and Glenn,” Claremont Men’s Shed president Colin Richardson said.

“We’ve built a few cubbyhouses and sold them over the years, but once the fires happened, Eddie and Glenn had the idea to auction one of the cubbyhouses off and donate the proceeds.

“We thought it was a great idea, so we popped it on Facebook, and it had a fantastic response with more than 12,000 hits.

“The cubby sold for $1000 to Mozza from Ultimate Subaru Spares, a small business owner in Moonah.”

Mr Richardson said the club was very pleased with the result.

“We were definitely hoping we’d get something like this amount, as we feel it makes a very nice donation, especially as we are quite a small club,” he said.

“We are based as a community shed, so we like to think that we can do our bit for the community.

“Not only does a fundraising process like this help the community, but it also helps our members by giving them something to do and improving their mental health, which is what Men’s Sheds are all about.”

Totally around 20 members, the Claremont Men’s Shed is preparing to make the move to a bigger shed at the end of February.

For more information on the Claremont Men’s Shed, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ClaremontTasmania.

To donate, visit the GoFundMe page at https://au.gofundme.com/f/help-save-kangaroo-islands-koalas-and-wildlife.

Caption: Claremont Men’s Shed members Eddie George, left, and Glenn Walker.

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