It is just one month until Bundaberg's Garage Sale Trail event.
It is just one month until Bundaberg's Garage Sale Trail event. Zoonar RF

Caloundra men hoping to shed their homelessness very soon

THEY are men without a shed.

The hunt is still on for a new location for the Caloundra Men's Shed.

About 100 men, mostly retired, no longer will have a shed of their own after next week.

The Caloundra operation was asked to vacate its Helen St premises next week as the building has been sold.

An offer has come through from someone in Noosa, however to keep the organisation local, a new shed needs to be found in the Caloundra region.

Karin Howard, the manager of Gateway Resource, the organisation that runs the shed, said the Caloundra group was searching for a space of 250-300sq m.

She said the Caloundra Men's Shed was not just a place to create through wood and metal work, but a place to connect with like-minded people.

"Our men have come from difficult backgrounds, suffered depression or are simply finding that as they are getting older they enjoy the company and camaraderie the shed offers," Ms Howard said. "Members are predominantly 55 years and over, helping serve the community through their projects such as repairs for the elderly, making toys for the local kindy or building western red cedar hot tubs.

"Proceeds of the activities support the Gateway food centre and its ability to provide low-cost groceries to its 5000-plus members.

"Now we are desperate for a new home."

The Caloundra Men's Shed will hold a garage sale today from 7.30am-1pm to raise funds before vacating the premises.

Furniture, bric-a-brac, tools and wood are among the goods for sale.

For inquiries about the shed search, phone 0449 579 707.

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