Men's shed toasts funds for new kitchen

THE Griffith Shed for Men will be really cooking with gas after their "ranch" received $2000 in funding to renovate the old kitchen.

COOKING WITH GAS: The Griffith Shed for Men members Jack Vearing, Doug Melville and Ralph Savage celebrate receiving funds to give their kitchen a facelift. Picture: Anthony Stipo.

COOKING WITH GAS: The Griffith Shed for Men members Jack Vearing, Doug Melville and Ralph Savage celebrate receiving funds to give their kitchen a facelift. Picture: Anthony Stipo.

The invaluable meeting house received the funding on May 21 from round 13 of the Riverina First Community Fund courtesy of Regional Development Australia.

President of the men's shed, Doug Melville said, they were delighted to receive the funds.

"It was all good news, money from heaven," he said.

When asked why the financial support was so important, Mr Melville laughed, saying "Come have a look at the old one."

The funding is set to provide the shed's kitchen with a new sink, stove, oven top and much needed storage space.

Mr Melville said the current kitchen was all the shed needed when the men first moved out to their "ranch" in North Griffith about five years ago.

Back then there were only about 15 members in the group but that has grown to more than 60.

The Griffith Shed for Men started in November 2006 and continues to be a place where men can gather and work on meaningful projects at their own pace.

Other projects that received funding in round 13 of the Riverina First Community Fund included the Coolamon Men's Shed and the Barellan Museum in Narrandera.

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