Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell has handed over a donation from the Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund to members of the Burrum District Community Men's Shed Michael Park, president Terry Newman, John Laffin and Terry Williams.
Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell has handed over a donation from the Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund to members of the Burrum District Community Men's Shed Michael Park, president Terry Newman, John Laffin and Terry Williams. Contributed

Council gives Burrum men's shed a hand with fundraising

THE Burrum District Community Men's Shed is starting to make wooden place-naming signs to raise money.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell presented the group with a cheque for $500 which will go towards buying templates to make the signs.

President Terry Newman said the group made a sign as an experiment and had been fielding calls to make more.

"We think we can make some money from the signs to help fund the group," he said.

The funds are council's way of supporting the group, Cr O'Connell said.

"They have 25 members and are doing great things in the community making things for schools and other groups."

The Burrum District Community Mens' Shed has been operating for about 18 months in a shed owned by the Howard Respite Centre.

They are fundraising to build their own shed near the town's museum.



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