Wongaburra Men's Shed benefits from Beaudesert CommBank donation

BEAUY BLOKES: The Wongaburra Men's Shed members were happy with their windfall from the local CommBank branch.
BEAUY BLOKES: The Wongaburra Men's Shed members were happy with their windfall from the local CommBank branch.

CommBank Beaudesert branch employees yesterday donated $500 to the Wongaburra Men's Shed as part of a nationwide community donation program.

Over the next few months, Commonwealth Bank has pledged to donate $500,000 nationally to recognise organisations that make a difference in the communities in which they live and work.

Each Commonwealth Bank branch was allocated $500 to donate to causes important to their local community.

Commonwealth Bank's Beaudesert branch team voted to support the great work of the Wongaburra Men's Shed.

The Wongaburra Men's Shed was established 5 years ago when Wongaburra leisure and lifestyle co coordinator Heather Rogers saw the need to have a place for men who had recently moved from home to the Wongaburra Nursing facility.

The Men's Shed helped them to adjust to their new surroundings and socialise.

This year marked Ms Rogers' 10th year as the leisure and lifestyle co coordinator at Wongaburra and in this time she had seen the need of the Mens shed grow from one day per week for residents only to three days per week and open to the Beaudesert Community.

"We're very excited to have the opportunity to support the Wongaburra Men's Shed," Commonwealth Bank Beaudesert branch manager Louise Moir said.

"We have heard that the Wongaburra Men's Shed are focused on supporting the health and wellbeing of local men by providing a safe and supportive meeting place, so it's great to be able to give back and support this work."