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Stonehaven and District Men’s Shed Receives the King’s Award for Voluntary Success

  • Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 21 November 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-11302

That the Parliament warmly congratulates the members of Stonehaven and District Men’s Shed on receiving the King’s Award for Voluntary Service; understands that the Scottish Men’s Shed Association now has 200 sheds established, or in the process of being set up, and that the Stonehaven and District volunteers raised over £85,000 in funding to acquire their property, whilst contributing over 4,000 hours of their own time to make it fit for purpose; further understands that, since opening three years ago, the volunteers have worked on a large number of projects for the benefit of the community and the wider world; understands that the volunteers gain great satisfaction in meeting new colleagues in an environment that benefits their mental and physical health, and wishes the volunteers all the best for the future.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Kenneth Gibson, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Annie Wells, Tess White