menzshed

MenzShed Kapiti invites you to come to their Open Day for a sausage [hopefully, there’ll be something also for the vegans  🙂 ] and cup of tea on Saturday 1 September from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. to see what’s happening there and to launch the fund-raising for new buildings at 24a Rangihiroa Street in Waikanae Beach.

There’ll be a sale of products made by members, plants, surplus tools and equipment and a chance to see how this amazing group operates. There will also be a display of their past and current projects, and the details of the planned new building.

MenzShed Kapiti is open two mornings a week and members participate in activities that support the Kapiti community. They regularly have 50 or more men there for the morning and are bursting at the seams in their present buildings. They have made do with limited facilities for the past 8 years and now need to fund-raise.

After 2 years of planning, Resource Consent procedure, and engineering design, a Building Consent has been issued and they are ready to start building new kitchen, toilet, and meeting facilities as well as additional workshop space.

Member Nigel Clough says, “Our aim is to make our MenzShed the place to be on the Kapiti Coast [presumably for men anyway] – providing a fantastic contribution to the community. We are asking our community to help us make that happen.

“The [new building] project is estimated to cost $320,000. We have made a good start and are fundraising for the balance. We’ll tell you more about how you can help on 1 September”.

MenzShed Kapiti is a Registered Charitable entity so donations of $5 or more to the building fund will allow individuals to claim a donation tax credit.

* 10.00 am – Garage Sale and Open House

* 12.00 noon – Welcome official guests and launch the building appeal