About Men's Shed Lichfield
More Good News
Men's Shed Lichfield are delighted to have been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Local Connections Fund.
The grant will allow us to purchase some much needed tools and equipment. A list of the most needed things is been drawn up and we have had some very preliminary discussions with a local supplier.
On 1st July 2021 Men's Shed Lichfield became a Registered Charity.
Thanks are due to trustee Jack Crawford for assembling the necessary documents and for preparing the necessary application to the Charities Commission. The Charity Commission requested only one minor change to our constitution which is credit to Jack and his attention to detail.
Achieving Registered Charity status indicates recognition of our charitable cause and confirms that appropriate governance is in place.
Many organisations offering help to charitable groups prefer to work with registered charities. We hope that the effort put into going down this road will pay dividends in future.
Hi. My name is Peter Hollis. Together with my fellow trustees, Jack Crawford and Hugh Bradbury Sammons I would like to welcome you to Men's Shed Lichfield (MSL). As of 9th September 2021 Men's Shed Lichfield is open for business and welcoming new members.
Many men find that life after retirement is blighted by isolation and loneliness. This can be just as true for those that have a life partner at home as much as it can for those that find themselves alone. The camerarderie of work can be sorely missed. Men's Sheds can really help.
If you want to know more about Men's Shed Lichfield please contact me via the Contact Us page.
What's in a Name?
The name "Men's Shed" has an unintended gender implication. Unintended because Men's Shed Lichfield is not exclusively for men.
It is thought that men derive particular benefit from the social interaction that comes from working alongside other folk on practical tasks. This is a need we are seeking to address.
Men's Shed is perhaps also a handy terminology in that it describes a type of space and activity without being too specific. If the space and activity thus portrayed is for you, then come and try us out whatever your gender.
What is Men's Shed Lichfield
Men's Shed Lichfield (MSL) is so new that we can't yet describe it. What we can do is paint the vision.
At its simplest, a place to share skills, learn new skills, pursue interests and whilst doing so to chat, laugh and form friendships.
We seek to have a well equipped workshop, space for other activities such as making music and somewhere to make a brew and to chat.
MSL is one of over 500 men's sheds in the UK so clearly the concept works.
What is great about MSL? The people; being involved; a shared space; working alongside like minded folk; get involved in practical tasks large and small to benefit community; learning new skills; passing on skills; banter, chat and friendship.
We are not limiting our thinking on the range of activities and facilities that may be included. Our only limits right now are legal and safe.
To see more about the Men's Shed organisation at a national level please visit https://menssheds.org.uk/