Port Lincoln business gives to Men's Shed

GIFTS: Reverend Benji Callen, Tammy Roberts, Allan Dixon  Bill Broughton, Colin Webb and Adrian Shepherd with the gifts. Picture: Ron Campbell Television News
GIFTS: Reverend Benji Callen, Tammy Roberts, Allan Dixon Bill Broughton, Colin Webb and Adrian Shepherd with the gifts. Picture: Ron Campbell Television News

The Unity Hill and Community House Men’s Sheds have benefited from the charitable nature of the community, receiving gifts from the Super Cheap Auto Christmas Appeal.

Super Cheap Auto created its own wishing tree inspired by the Kmart fundraiser, which invited customers to contribute gifts for the Men’s Shed facilities.

The store also reached out to the Men’s Shed groups to provide a list of essential items that customers could choose from to provide gifts.

Super Cheap Auto presented the gifts to the Men’s Sheds on December 23.

Men’s Shed team leader Bill Broughton said everyone was really impressed with what was provided.

“That was unexpected and we didn’t ask for it to happen,” he said.

“We’re really surprised and pleased about it because it really helps us out.”

More than 20 men gather at the Men’s Shed at Unity Hill on New West Road on Tuesdays and Thursdays where they work on projects and enjoy companionship.

Mr Broughton said half of the list ended up being crossed off and the Men’s Shed was surprised and thankful to have received that much from the community.

“We were really impressed with the whole idea,” Mr Broughton said.