Million dollar pledge for Buderim Men’s Shed

Member for Buderim and Queensland One Nation leader Steve Dickson has committed to fund the construction of the new Buderim Men’s Shed under a One Nation-led Queensland Government.

“If a One Nation government is elected in Queensland, the Buderim Men’s shed will finally be able to construct and move into their new permanent home,” Mr Dickson said.

“The group, established in early 2011, currently operates from a temporary facility at Mill Rd in Buderim, generously provided by owners Dr. Bill Glasson and Prof. Claire Jackson.

“While the organisation has already raised $250,000, this extra funding boost will enable the Buderim Men’s Shed to create a permanent home.

“This special group do so much for our community and I want to ensure they can continue their good work.”

Buderim Men’s Shed President Rick Beasley said, “The funding will allow construction of a permanent facility.

“This contribution from One Nation will mean that we can continue to operate our organisation which provides a safe and friendly meeting place for men to work on projects, discuss health issues, make friends and learn new skills in the company of like-minded men.

In addition, the Buderim Men’s Shed will work with other non-profit organisations who will be able to make use of this facility.

Mr Dickson said the Buderim Men’s Shed was the biggest men’s shed group in Australia and deserved to be able to continue expanding and integrating with the community.

“The shed provides positive health and wellbeing outcomes for all those who take part and through this expansion the men will be able to take their strong community spirit and allow it to grow.”

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21 February 2017