Unley Publications : Unley Life Summer 2014
UNLEYLIFE 19 Volunteers at the Rosefield Mens Shed have put new woodworking equipment purchased with Council community grant funding to good use, putting smiles on the faces of disadvantaged children in Nepal. Aarati House in Nepal is a refuge for women and children suf fering from HIV/ Aids. It is also where Adelaide nurse Laurel Leak volunteers as principal fundraiser. Laurel says that any donation to improve the situation for the children, some of whom have been born in prison, is always welcomed. “Our aim is to establish a permanent home for children who are orphaned by HIV/Aids, as no one else will take them,” Laurel says. Volunteers of the Rosefield Mens Shed Malcolm Egglestone and Gerhardt Ganser, donated over a month of their time to hand make 52 wooden toy koalas for the kids. “ You pull the arms and they climb up, you let go and they climb down,” says Malcolm. Laurel, who left for Nepal in September, says the children in Aarati House (and in the prison) had never seen anything like the koalas. “ We only produced one on the first day and they all wanted a turn. We then gave them one each and later found them hanging from various door knobs and hooks all around the house,” she says. Malcolm says he found ou t about the Mens Shed through his wife and has been at tending most Tuesdays since. “It’s about companionship and it keeps you involved,” he says. The Rosefield Mens Shed is located at 103 Fisher Street, Fullarton and is open to men of all ages every Tuesday from 9.30am to 12 noon. For more information visit rosefield.org.au and mensshed.org Climbing Koala’s for Nepal Malcolm Egglestone.
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