Patrick can...

NAME: Patrick

FROM: Central Middlesbrough

ABOUT: Process worker and shed lover!

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MY #BOROMANCAN STORY:

The ‘Grandad’ of the FRADE Men's Shed is Patrick, a retired carpenter who worked in the Art Department of McMillan College for 15 years. Patrick has been coming for 2 sessions a week for 5 months after seeing a leaflet in Age UK. Asked why he came, he replied “It’s the satisfaction of seeing a job finished. 

I have suffered from depression since an Industrial accident in 1978 but I get satisfaction from passing on my skills. I had my own workshop but got rid of the tools as I am moving into sheltered accommodation. I love to mingle with the lads, I like working with wood and I enjoy the company.”  Indeed, the Man Shed has been the lucky recipient of many of Patrick’s tools.  If Patrick is not at the Man Shed you may see him feeding the ducks in the park.

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