Stonehaven & District Men’s Shed had opted not to submit an entry for the above accolade due to pressure of work in the community and also feeling that we had previously been recognised by Age Scotland. Strong encouragement from the Scottish Men’s Shed Association (SMSA) led to a change of mind by the leadership team. So, it was with a little trepidation that the team, under Chairman Bill Allan, had the keyboards burning over weekend of 24-26 September 2021.
The submission had to be in the hands of the SMSA by midnight on Sunday 26 September 2021. The team had a few meetings and discussions and developed a strategy to handle the various sections of the submission. So it was that Douglas Knox, blue pen in hand, finalised the submission and posted it, electronically, to the SMSA at 1900 hours, just 5 hours before the deadline for entries.
Imagine our surprise, when, on the evening of 4 October 2021 our Chairman received a thank you from the Board of Trustees of the SMSA. First they thanked Stonehaven Shed for their application. SMSA advised us, also, that after a “blind Judging” by their Board that the Stonehaven & District Men’s Shed had been shortlisted as one of five finalists!
The winner and two runners up will be announced at a virtual awards event on Thursday 4 November 2021.
So, to try and keep Stonehaven Shed in the running we need the support of our readers to follow this link and vote for your local Shed.
The link is also available on the Stonehaven Men’s Shed Facebook site from which you can vote and share with family and friends.