TWO Leeton groups have continued to strengthen their ties with an aim of helping the community.
The Leeton Men’s Shed and Leeton Community Op Shop recently started to forge a relationship that benefits the work they do.
Earlier this year they held joint Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events, with Men’s Shed members also helping to fix up some of the items that are donated to the op shop.
In return, the op shop has offered up one of their front window spaces for the Men’s Shed to create a display of their wares for sale, as well as using it to help attract new members.
“It’s a bit like ‘I’ll scratch your back, if you scratch my back’,” Men’s Shed vice chairman Tom Knagge said.
“We’ve got a very good relationship with the op shop. They help us and we help them.
“It works out very well. Hopefully people will notice the window and decide to come check us out.”
The Men’s Shed is located on Brobenah Road and there are several benefits to being involved, according to Mr Knagge.
“We’re always looking for new members … everyone is getting a bit older,” he said.
“But there’s so many reasons why you should check it out. Come have a chat and a cuppa. It’s a bit of social thing.
“Yes you can be keeping your hands and mind busy, but you can have a chat too. You don’t have to walk around with a big load on your shoulders if you’ve got a problem.”
Visit the Men’s Shed during the week for more information.
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