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Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser
Foundation members Brad Mewburn, Mike Taylor and Graeme McBeath were thrilled to officially open the new Albany Men’s Shed on Wednesday.
Camera IconFoundation members Brad Mewburn, Mike Taylor and Graeme McBeath were thrilled to officially open the new Albany Men’s Shed on Wednesday. Credit: Laurie Benson

The Albany Men’s Shed officially has a place to call home after the new building was opened on Wednesday.

The organisation began in 2005 after a need to address men’s mental, emotional and physical health in the community was identified.

Now, 11 years later, the $800,000 building will house the more than 90 Men’s Shed members as well as the recently formed women’s group — The Birdcage — at the PCYC premises. The shed was officially opened by three foundation members, Graeme McBeath, Mike Taylor and Brad Mewburn, who were thrilled and humbled by the community’s achievement and input.

“We wanted to make somewhere for the community,” Mr Mewburn said.

“We’ve had blood, sweat and tears and now we stand here at this point.

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“This is something that I’d like to think that in 20-30 years time, it is still here and the community will get a huge benefit out of this.”

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