Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Shed Men Call for Help; despite Plea for Donations, Group Can't Even Get a Single Dollar

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Shed Men Call for Help; despite Plea for Donations, Group Can't Even Get a Single Dollar

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Byline: Alison Paterson alison.paterson@northernstar.com.au

AFTER helping so many people and organisations around the region, the Lismore Men's Shed is now in need of support.

According to Shed coordinator Ian Bottrell, the all-volunteer not-for-profit group is working hard on a project to convert and refurbish its first donated caravan to house two homeless war veterans.

Mr Bottrell said supporting people like former servicemen, who had given so much, was a priority for their members.

He said the Men's Shed was working with the Alstonville Veterans' Advocacy Service to fix up a couple of caravans and garden sheds to give the veterans a place to call home.

"We are converting and refurbishing a large caravan to house two war veterans and we want to get this finished before winter," he said.

"We urgently need about $5000 to finish the project, but without funds we are sunk."

Mr Bottrell said the Lismore Men's Shed has about 30 members who provide a great deal of support for different community-based projects. …

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