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Orkney Men’s Shed Raises Money For Our NHS

By Nick Morrison

Tuesday, 29th of June, saw Orkney Men’s Shed in the shape of Morgan Harcus (Chairman) and Andrew Swain hand over a large cheque for £1,900 to NHS Orkney.

L to R Meghan Mc Ewen Chair NHS Orkney Board, Morgan Harcus Chair Orkney Men’s Shed, Andrew Swain Secretary Orkney Men’s Shed

The money was raised by shedders doing sponsored walks in part inspired by Captain Tom’s sterling efforts

As Morgan Harcus said:

“Choosing the NHS was a no Brainer”.

All of our members are fully aware of our excellent NHS. None more so than your reporter who wouldn’t be here — twice, if it were not for the NHS.

Morgan Harcus, explained:

“The last year has not been an easy one and similar to many organisations in the local community we have had to adapt to the situation.

“During this time the Shed has been closed we were no longer able to meet, socialise or use the workshop for community projects (and one of our main sources of income) and many of the members greatly missed their twice weekly trips to the Shed.

“During this time we kept in touch by phone and the use of virtual meetings on Zoom but it’s not like face to face with a cup of tea.”

The Men’s Shed is all about men’s mental health and wellbeing. By making things for schools and brother/sister charities it occupies our minds wonderfully, Those of our number whose eye/hand skills are not what they were have found a welcome place to just sit and have a natter and a cuppa.

To find out more about Orkney Men’s Shed click on this link to their Facebook page: Orkney Men’s Shed

Or use the search button on The Orkney News page to some of the other activities and projects they have undertaken.

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