Crewkerne & District Men’s Shed have created a remembrance tree, in partnership with Crewkerne Hospital, which will eventually be placed in the courtyard at the community hospital, with a short service. The Men’s Shed were delighted to make the base for the special tree to stand on and one of the group’s members created the leaves, which have been engraved with memorial details, to hang on the branches. Our featured photo shows Tania Kittow, Crewkerne Community Hospital with Mike Stevenson of the Men’s Shed, who worked on the tree.
Chair of Crewkerne & District Men’s Shed, Patricia Cooke said: “We assisted with this project under our Fix It programme. The tree will be a delightful memorial to people who have sadly lost their life and a nice place for families to remember their relatives. Our Fix It programme is a service we provide to the community, where we will help to fix a broken piece of furniture or which has often been the case, a treasured heirloom brought to us for renovation. All the work is carried out for a donation.” The premises in East Street where the Men’s Shed met twice a week, has remained closed during the lockdown and members are awaiting a date, hopefully soon, when they can safely reopen.