Wednesday August 15, 2018
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies and Minister responsible for Volunteering, Ray Williams announced St Clair and District Men’s Shed will receive $15,000 to support building a bigger shed to accommodate the growing number of volunteers.
Mrs Davies said she was proud to be returning to the organisation to provide much needed funding for a larger and more effective weather proof shed.
“St Clair and District Men’s Shed has nearly 50 volunteers from across Western Sydney who offer services to local schools, charities and clubs,” Mrs Davies said.
“This funding will support members of the Men’s Shed continue to work on projects and give up their time so other members of the community benefit.
“Not only do members of the group give back to our community, but they also have the opportunity to meet others and gain new skills.”
President, Aurel Vasilescu, said the organisation was grateful to receive support from the NSW Government.
“This funding will go a long way to help build a more effective weather proof shed for our members. Thank you to the NSW Government for recognising this need and supporting us to continue to deliver our services to the community,” Mr Vasilescu said.
Mr Williams said in NSW, there are more than 2.1 million volunteers contributing more than $5 billion to the NSW economy annually.
“The Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to supporting volunteers across the State,” Mr Williams said.
“It has been a privilege meeting some of St Clair and District Men’s Shed volunteers today who all make a remarkable contribution to their community.
“For individuals wanting to follow the lead of St Clair and District Men’s Shed members and contribute to the community, a great starting point is to visit the NSW Government’s Volunteering Website.”
To find information about volunteering or to find volunteering roles, visit: www.volunteering.nsw.gov.au