Media Release - 11 April 2012

Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA) and Tuggeranong Men’s Shed (TMS) connect

Australian volunteers contribute more than 700 million hours of community service to many areas of society. Fund raising is a crucial part but when the organisation supports parents of multiples who tend to be ‘time poor’ finding volunteers to run a fund raising BBQ is hard. That’s why CARMBA have connected with TMS to assist with a BBQ being held on Sunday 15 April at Bunning’s Tuggeranong. Not only are TMS happy to assist with the roster they have been willing to give advice and support in preparing for the BBQ to CARMBA.

Australian volunteers are essential to society; and many not for profit organisations would struggle to survive without the support of their volunteers.

Both CARMBA and TMS are fabulous organisations that provide a community for like-minded people to get together and benefit from the support and services. Men’s Sheds have support programs that improve men’s health and well-being and there is growing evidence that getting involved in a support group such CARMBA can have real benefits to the mental health and coping skills of parents.

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