Nowra Men’s Shed Partnering with Macey Insurance to Raise Funds for Charities


For over 15 years, the Nowra Men’s Shed has advocated for men’s wellbeing through hands-on woodworking projects where skilled and unskilled men can meet. However, a local business, Macey Insurance Brokers, has seen the value of building relationships with organisations like the Men’s Shed to help other local charities in need.

Recently, they worked on a project to create a miniature putt-putt course to help raise funds at the Noahs Inclusion Services ‘Noah’s Challenge family day. The response from children and families was positive and highlighted the impact the Nowra Men’s Shed had on the greater community.

Brendan Goddard, Managing Director of Macey Insurance Brokers, said, “Without the help of Nowra Men’s Shed, we wouldn’t be able to produce the quality workmanship to create interactive activities for all ages to enjoy”.

“We can help raise even more funds for the community by utilising this fun activity at various community events.”

Brendan and his team used the Nowra Men’s Shed’s putt-putt course for the recent Shoalhaven Business Chamber and Macey Insurance Brokers’ 9th Annual Charity Golf day. “The putt-putt course alone helped raise over $1600 for three deserving local charities; Nowra Community Food Store, Lifeline South Coast and Noah’s Inclusion Services.”

Neville Bray, President of the Nowra Men’s Shed, said, “It was a pleasure for our team to work on this project; we enjoyed seeing the kids having fun on the course… We hope to help other local businesses with community projects in the future.”

This is now the second project that Nowra Men’s Shed and Macey Insurance Brokers have worked together with. The Men’s Shed movement has now become one of the most powerful tools in addressing health and wellbeing and helping men become valued and productive members of our community.

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