Big bank boost for Talbingo Men’s Shed

Bob Quarmby (Talbingo Men’s Shed Secretary), Lynette Nilon (Bendigo Bank Customer Relations Officer) Jo Erskine (Shed vice chairperson), Bob Erskine, Keith Harrison (Bendigo Board Member), Allan Leggett (shed chairperson), Dawn Lubke, Ross Shields and absent – Joy Otto at the presentation of the $2500 grant on Monday.

The Talbingo Men’s Shed is ready to expand its horizons thanks to the generosity of Adelong’s Bendigo Bank.

The bank granted the shed $2500 on Monday, which will allow it to expand in participation in local markets and other community volunteer events, assisting men and members of the community that are experiencing difficulties such as shopping, transport, community networking and relationships, providing a social environment for community men to share and be included, assisting local disabled or other community members with access, and repair or maintenance issues either to their homes or to community buildings including building access ramps, furniture repairs, and more.

The shed also supports the Talbingo Public School with their projects such as improvements to the vegetable garden, toys, protective barriers etc and supports the Talbingo Progress Association and Country Club with their projects.

Talbingo Men’s Shed chairman Allan Leggett thanked the board and Bendigo Bank for their gesture.

“It is so much appreciated by the Shed members, remembering we perform a large amount of voluntary work that goes unseen, so as you can see this type of grant does mean a lot to us, to be able to further our working tools, which we just don’t have the money to do, and allows us to expand and assist the community further.

The presentation was followed by tea and coffee at Adelong Services and Citizens Club and an inspection of Rustic Creations, another community project undertaken by the Adelong Bendigo Community Bank.