New CEO of UKMSA

Charlie Bethel has joined the UK Men’s Sheds Association as Chief Officer.

Charlie comes to UKMSA with a wealth of experience from the third sector with over twenty years working in Paralympic Sport.  He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation where he has a portfolio that includes the Summer Paralympic Games and Commonwealth Games.

Charlie is the former Chief Executive of British Wheelchair Basketball where he led the sport through tremendous growth in both participation and the structure of the organisation.

On joining the UKMSA Charlie said,

“‘I’m tremendously excited about the opportunity of working with the Trustees and everyone involved in Men’s Sheds across the UK.”

Shedders Fair

Shedders Fair took place on the 23rd of November in Northampton and was attended by members of the Essex Sheds, including some from Maldon, Cressing Temple Community, ‘Beacon’ Shed Thundersley and West Essex Sheds.

It was a chance for the Shedders to come together and to network and share ideas with likeminded folk from all over the UK.

The Essex shedders were treated to a buffet lunch and a chance to ask questions and learn about how the Shed Network was developed and where it is today. There were several demonstrations of advanced woodworking tools and group sessions were run with information on the future development of the Shed Network nationally.

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