Bootle Tool Shed receive £1,000 donation from the Asda Foundation

A popular Community Group have been handed £1,000 by the Asda Foundation.

Bootle Tool Shed, where people come together to take part in practical skills and activities, are based at the Strand Shopping Centre and are run completely by their own members.

They provide opportunities for people to share tools, resources and skills in order to create, learn and develop social networks.

Eddy Flynn, Trustee of the Bootle Men’s Shed said: “Our members see the Shed as a lifeline, and we the trustees see this funding as a lifeline to enable us to keep this vital resource open.”

Julie Ward, Senior Manager of the Asda Foundation said: “The Asda Foundation is one of the many ways we can give something back to our local communities.

“That’s why we lend a hand to a wide range of good causes with which our colleagues are involved with, sharing their passion and helping to make a difference through a variety of projects across the UK.

“We see the Sheds programme as making a real difference at a grassroots level and are proud to support this initiative.”

The Shed movement follows a blueprint from an Australian project and since the first Men’s Shed opened in the UK six years ago, there are now over 300 in the UK with three new Sheds on average opening a week.

Sheds are often places for older men to come together and work on either individual or community projects – but are now increasingly seeing younger men and women getting involved.”