donation by OHL YORK joint venture road workers to Mens shed woolgoolga. Lto R: greg Burgess, Ray O'Keefe, Barry Morton, Ross Macrae, Phil Mc Cann (OHLl york), Tim Murray(OHL York, both at rear) Karl Patulny, Tony Harvey, Colin Bateman, Geoff Kirkland. 10 Februray 2016Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate
donation by OHL YORK joint venture road workers to Mens shed woolgoolga. Lto R: greg Burgess, Ray O'Keefe, Barry Morton, Ross Macrae, Phil Mc Cann (OHLl york), Tim Murray(OHL York, both at rear) Karl Patulny, Tony Harvey, Colin Bateman, Geoff Kirkland. 10 Februray 2016Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

Donation keeps tools up at Woopi Shed

THE Woolgoolga Men's Shed has been granted $1000 by OHL York Joint Venture for the purchase of new equipment.

The construction contractor, which is working on the Pacific Hwy upgrade between Woolgoolga and Halfway Creek, raised the funds with the raffle of a 100 year anniversary edition diecast model of a Caterpillar D11R Dozer.

Woolgoolga Shed spokesman Ray O'Keeffe said money would be used to purchase resources.

"We always need to replace tools that get broken, such as band saw blades and staple guns, as well as sandpaper and paint," Mr O'Keeffe said.

"Our members, who include a couple of ladies as well, make new furniture out of recycled timber or restore old furniture.

"If you have got a sketch or a picture of what you want, we can make stuff that can't be bought in furniture shops."

Mr O'Keeffe said the more-than 50 members had skills ranging from timber work to welding to industrial jobs.

"Like men's sheds everywhere, the aim of the shed is to provide an interest for members instead of sitting at home, watching TV and going stale," he said.



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