Kilmore Men’s Shed has banded together with Wandong-Wallan Lion’s Club to build a community bookshelf at Kilmore Leisure Centre.

Wandong-Wallan Lion’s Club secretary Karen Sheehan and treasurer Don Davison thanked Kilmore Men’s Shed by presenting them with a $500 cheque for their contribution to the project.

“We want to donate a cheque of $500 to them so they can buy some equipment or whatever it is they need at the shed,” Ms Sheehan said.

“What goes around comes around; we’re helping them out because they helped us out.”Ms Sheehan said she came up with the idea after travelling around Australia with her husband.

“We went to all these little towns and you’d see these bookshelves put up. Some had a sign saying it was free library – borrow a book, donate a book,” Ms Sheehan said.

“We’ve donated a bit of money in the past to the men’s shed and a few of our Lions members are men’s shed members as well, so we thought it would be a great project to give them to do.

”Kilmore Men’s Shed president Neil Kelton and member Harry Purcell said the men’s shed was more than happy to build the shelf for the community.

“This is what the men’s shed is really about, helping the community as well as men’s health. Any jobs like this that come up we’re only too happy to do,” Mr Kelton said.

Kilmore Leisure Centre manager Mark Gladman and business operations team leader Karen Cromby said they were happy to be part of the community initiative.