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Men’s Shed Carn welcome tablet computers 19.11.20

MEN’S Shed Carn have warmly welcomed €500 of funding donated from the Members Development Fund 2020 on behalf of Councillor Martin McDermott. The tablet computers purchased with this funding has helped their members to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic and to participate in a host of Zoom activities organised by the group.
Davy McLaughlin handing over a tablet to Sammy Lynch, who enjoys the Monday Music Nights via Zoom.
Men’s Shed Carn committee member Davy McLaughlin (Bill) said: “We’re really delighted to have received €500 funding from the Members Development Fund 2020 on behalf of Councillor Martin McDermott to purchase six tablets which is helping our members to stay connected with each other during these very difficult and uncertain times.
“This support is particularly important due to the restrictions placed on a lot of our members due to Covid-19 where almost overnight they have been isolated and asked to remain in their homes for extended periods of time.
“The six tablets we have been able to buy and distribute to our members are helping us to combat social isolation during the pandemic and to continue hosting activities like our Monday Music Nights, now via Zoom, as well as group chats, sharing ideas and keeping in touch."
Men’s Shed Carn members taking part in a Zoom activity.
Deborah Shiels, Men’s Shed Carn office manager said: “We have been so delighted with the response to this initiative and even members of over 80 years of age have rose to the challenge and have actively engaged with the technology and used it to keep in touch with their friends in the shed. It has been a truly inspiring initiative and has meant so much to the men.
“In all honesty, we simply could not have done this without these tablets and without the help and support forthcoming from Councillor Martin McDermott.”
For further information on the activities, courses and projects on offer at Men’s Shed Carn please follow them on Mens Shed Carndonagh Facebook , contact Deborah on 083 842 2088 or email mens.shed.carn@gmail.com .
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