By P2Media

Age UK Isle of Wight’s ‘Shed Fest’ is to be hosted by the Wight Aviation Museum at Sandown Airport this afternoon (Tuesday).

Home to one of the sheds, it will be opened by the Isle of Wight High Sheriff Geoff Underwood.

Scroll down to hear from Age UK’s Nik Attfield…

Shedders from across the Island and the south of England will gather for live, local music as well as information stands, activities and speakers, between midday and 4pm.

Lois Prior, Men In Sheds Co-ordinator at Age UK Isle of Wight said:

“Sheds make a real difference to members and their communities. Shed Fest will be a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate their achievements, by bringing them all together in one place, to swap stories and learning, and be an inspiration to future would-be Shedders. I hope that with the ongoing development of an Islandwide Shed network, Isle of Wight Shed Fest could be an annual celebration of the Men’s Shed movement.”

Sheds are groups of men, working together to improve their own social networks, health and well-being, and often support their local communities through individual community projects.

Nik Attfield is Age UK’s Head of Development

The Island currently has 14 Sheds which were facilitated by Age UK Isle of Wight (funded by the National Lottery Community Fund), plus 2 additional, independent Sheds.