Car and crafts event is set to raise shed-loads for Hardie Park

Shedders Alan Marks and Chris Reid.

THE Men’s Shed project at Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope is hosting a Classic Car and Craft event to raise funds.

The event will take place on Sunday, 15 April between 10am and 4pm, and consists of a classic car display, craft stalls, food, drink and family entertainment.

Head Shed Supervisor Alan Marks, who arranged the event, said:?“We are a group of like-minded men who enjoy woodwork and creating things.

“The shed building is well underway, but we could really do with a financial boost hence organising this family day.

“We will be demonstrating skills and chatting to anyone who wants to know more about the shed project.

“We would also like to hear from any car enthusiasts who would like to show their classic car at the event. It’s free, you just need to book in advance.”

Fellow supervisor and Membership Secretary Chris Reid added:?“By showcasing the shed to local residents we hope to inspire new recruits who may be interested in joining us in the future.

“We meet on Friday mornings at 9.30am and welcome new members who would like to learn or bring new skills to share.”

The UK Men’s Shed Association states:?“A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.

“It offers this to a group of men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.

“They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.”

Entrance for the public is also free. All events at Hardie Park are listed on the website:

To book a free pitch for a classic car, contact Alan Marks on 07731 953050 or Vic Hillier on 07748 967331.

Contact details: Hardie Park Café, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB

Phone: 01375 402182 or 07803 295374

Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.

Twitter: /LoveHardiePark