Cessnock Men's Shed makes ramp for Lake Macquarie woman

4 Mar 2016.10:02.am


HUGE HELP: Bec White looks over the ramp that Cessnock Men’s Shed members built for her. Picture supplied.

Cessnock Men's Shed recently completed a tricky task to install a ramp for a resident of Charlestown.

Bec White recently bought a house in the Lake Macquarie suburb but, being a T4-5 paraplegic who uses Canadian crutches, she said the back steps were horrendous.

So her mother, who works for the Australian Men’s Shed Association, got in contact with a few local sheds about installing a ramp.

The Cessnock division decided to put their hand up for the task.

The men got together, went down to look at the job and put together plans to install the ramp.

They constructed the ramp at Cessnock and transported the completed project to her home in Charlestown.

Ms White said the project took about three weeks, and was completed on January 15, the day before her birthday.

She said she is “very, very thankful” to the men’s shed as she can now access her backyard easily and carry things in and out of the house.