A Kelso charity has been given rent-free use of a property in the town thanks to an Edinburgh property consultant and the Co-op.
Kelso Men’s Shed recently officially launched their charity from the property on Roxburgh Street thanks to Graham and Sibbald, who manage the premises on behalf of Co-op and organised works with the landlord to ensure the property was ready for the charity to move in.
The Shed is already enjoying great success with positive member sign up numbers and generous donations from the local community.
Part of Co-op’s Food store, it provides a creative space for a multitude of artists and creators, from painting and woodwork to sculpture and craft. The aim of the charity is to reduce loneliness and isolation, within a fun and supportive environment.
David Simmons, Property Manager at Graham + Sibbald said, “It’s great to see this vacant space being used by Men’s Shed who are making such a difference within local communities across the country. I was delighted to be in attendance at the opening ceremony and wish them all the very best with their Kelso premises.”
With 499 Men’s Sheds currently operating in the UK and 143 in development, there are currently an estimated 11,976 men and women benefiting from these spaces.
To find your local shed, please go to https://menssheds.org.uk/