The team working on Stobhill Mental Health Units were approached for old pallets and material off cuts by The Men’s Shed Association at Springburn Park, a charity that provides a place for men of all ages to go that suffer with depression and loneliness. The charity use woodworking, arts and crafts as a way for men to socialise with others who have common interests.
With longer term support in mind, and a sustainable approach to waste on the site, the Stobhill team setup an area to gather off cuts and for the charity to make regular collections. After finding out more about the amazing work they do, the project team decided to donate two surplus BAM site cabins and refresh them for the men’s shed to use within Springburn Park. The team then worked closely with their supply chain to provide electricity and donate tools.
Tom from Springburn Park Men’s Shed, said: “I still can’t believe the generosity of BAM! I stopped by the site one day to ask for any broken pallets or timber off-cuts we could collect, we ended up with two Portakabins!”
Michael Hannan, Assistant Site Manager at BAM said: “These cabins provide a space for the ‘shedders’ to take part in arts and crafts, play board games and just give them the opportunity to have a chat and a cuppa. One of the things that’s already been made from our donations is a workbench out of an old pallet. I am proud that we could help this fantastic charity by giving them these cabins, so that more men suffering with depression and loneliness have a place to go!”