THANKS TO a grant from the Brisbane City Council the Bayside congregation launched a Men’s Shed program on 19 July.
The first registration came from Syd Abraham, a long-time member of the Wood Turners Association at Wynnum.
Coordinator, Alyson Madsen, said Mr Abraham has a great talent in the wood turning field, making wooden souvenirs for the annual Treemendous Christmas Festival and sharing his gift in a number of ways.
“Last year Syd was keen to help the folk at NCYC and made 80 wooden crosses,” said Ms Madsen.
“These were very much treasured by the young people.
“It is a great gesture to the Bayside Uniting Church Men’s Shed that Syd now has donated his very treasured lathe to be used
in the Shed program.”
Ms Madsen expressed deep appreciation of this generous donation and the involvement of many people including Mr Abraham and Keith Jones.
Photo : Right: Keith Jones, left, and Syd Abraham in the Men’s Shed. Photo courtesy of Alyson Madsen