Wagga Women's Shed open doors for donations

The next steps in the startup of the city’s first woman’s shed rely on donations, the chairwoman says. 

Tool up: Interest for the city’s first Woman’s Shed has soared but the project needs donations to hit the nail on the head, chairwoman Kerrie Luff says.

Tool up: Interest for the city’s first Woman’s Shed has soared but the project needs donations to hit the nail on the head, chairwoman Kerrie Luff says.

Kerrie Luff said the initiative would address a “serious void” in Wagga and give women a safe place to get together and experience “a sense of community”. 

“It’s a place where they can go to be supported and inspired by each other,” Ms Luff said.

“I just want a place where I can go and share my skills.”

She said there was nothing like it in Wagga. 

“The men’s shed receive away calls everyday from women wanting to join,” Ms Luff said. “And they’re having to turn them down.” 

Since the idea was announced, Ms Luff said the Facebook group had received more than 800 likes and 65 residents had attended the first meeting. 

“People want something different in Wagga,” she said.

“But it’s a huge effort … we’re starting from scratch.”

Ms Luff said an official board would be announced next week and big decisions would follow.

She said for now, the project required donations of “everything” from tools and electrical equipment to ideas and funding.

“We’ll pick it up,” she said. “Anyone making a donation can send us a message on Facebook.”