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Mustangs and Men’s Shed to support men’s health

2 Nov, 2022

The Wodonga Men’s Shed will swap their tools for tongs at Felltimber Community Centre’s Movember Barbecue Brunch.

The November 20 event also has the support of the Albury Mustang Social Meetings group which will have members displaying their vehicles.

Felltimber Community Centre Co-ordinator Amanda Crisp is inviting residents to join the fun as part of the centre’s Sunday Breakfast series.

“We are getting behind Movember this year and supporting men’s health by hosting a free barbecue brunch by the lake,” she said.

“Wear your best looking ‘mo’ and enjoy perusing a range of ‘Mo’tors’ that will be on show.

“Of course, it’s not just for blokes. Men’s health affects us all so we hope families will come along to support the men in their lives.”

Families can meet Cooper the border collie from Pat and Chat and take part in face-painting, art and crafts, badminton, soccer and people bingo.

There will also be 40 show bags handed out, a barbecue pack for a lucky door prize and a prize for the best “mo” on the day.

Mr Perfect, a local men’s group, will also be on hand to provide information on men’s health.

The community centre will be collecting donations with all proceeds going to the Movember Foundation, a charity that promotes men’s health.

Wodonga Men’s Shed Secretary Mick McInerney said the club, which has 100 members, was happy to come on board for a cause close to its heart.

The shed offers men an outlet beyond the workplace where interests such as woodwork and metalwork can be pursued and friendships made.

“Men are notorious for not talking about things, especially when it comes to their health, and it’s interesting because as soon as you get their hands busy they start talking and opening up,” Mr McInerney said.

“People come for all reasons, some want to share skills or learn new ones and others want to sit, have a cup of coffee and chat."

The members, who meet weekly, will be on hand to cook the free barbecue and chat about the club and the work they do for community groups.

Albury Mustang Social Meetings Founder Andrew Cross is looking forward to the Movember Barbecue Brunch.

“I suffer from depression myself and I find it’s nice to get people to talk about it and break the stigma of mental health,” he said.

“One of the reasons I started my group was because of social anxiety and depression.

“This group was something I could do for myself and it’s helped me come out of my shell.”

Mr Cross is looking forward to the Movember event where he can share his love of cars and chat with other like-minded men.

For more information about Movember head to au.movember.com.

RSVP is required for catering purposes.

Phone Felltimber Community Centre on (02) 6043 4550. 

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