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Coast Men’s Shed in the frame

Posted at 1:47pm Tuesday 04 Jun, 2019

When the committee organising the Generation Homes Rotary Swimarathon fundraising event asked the Hibiscus Men's Shed for seven new easels and a wooden frame for team photography, its members were happy to step into the frame.

Men's Shed secretary Andy Kramer used his computer-aided design and manufacturing expertise to lead the team who produced the requested items from recycled and new hardwood.

Generation Homes RotarySwimarathon chair, Brian Mullan, says the organisation was totally blown away by the attention to detail and superb finish to these high-quality pieces.

They will be used at the second annual Rotary Swimarathon on June 30 and are expected to last for many years.

“We will make a significant donation to the Hibiscus Men's Shed Trust, in recognition of this workmanship,” Brian says.

He says at last year's Swimarathon, borrowed easels and a hand-held, floppy Corflute frame were used for team photos, neither of which was ideal.

So far, almost 300 swimmers are registered to take part in the event and the target is to raise as much as $20,000 for local charities.

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