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NAME: Phil

FROM: Ormesby Middlesbrough

ABOUT: 49, Married with Children

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MY #BOROMANCAN STORY:

Phil joined the Groundwork Men’s Shed in April 2017 and he was one of the first men to join when the project launched. . He can be found on the allotment every week in glorious sun or pouring rain in his shorts, ready for whatever is going on down on site.

 Phil found the Shed through his daughter and came down just to see what it was all about. On Phil’s first day he met two of the other shedders and they got on really well just having a chat and digging a bed. Phil is keen to take part in other session and activities and is always looking for projects to fill his days with.

Since joining the Shed Phil has found his ‘green fingers’ taking a lead on looking after a crop of tomatoes, taking time to water, prune and harvest the ripe tomatoes. He also shared his new found skills with other members of the Shed.

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Middlesbrough Men’s Shed  

Middlesbrough Men’s Shed will meet on a Tuesday morning from 10am – 12pm at

Berwick Hills Community Allotment site on
Bradhope Road,
Middlesbrough 
TS3 7BG.

The pilot is led by Groundwork North East and Cumbria, but was developed in partnership with Ageing Better Middlesbrough and Public Health Middlesbrough.

Helen Towes, Community Project Manager at Groundwork said “We like to think of our Shed as an extension of a normal man’s shed at home. It can be a place of solace to pursue hobbies, but our Shed can also be a place of company; a place to meet like-minded people and do something constructive with your free time whilst getting out in the fresh air”.

The project has been lucky to receive funding from National Lottery Community Fund to run weekly sessions

onsite as well as going out into the community to run outreach sessions, we also launched our Urban Heroes Community Spaces Scheme to enable our participants to go out and give something back to the community they live in working with local groups to bring an unloved space back into a place for meeting and reconnecting.

For more information about Middlesbrough Men’s Shed please contact Helen Towes at Groundwork on 01642 815663 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..