Dunsborough Men's Shed event raises much-needed funds

Community spirit: Dunsborough Men's Shed treasurer Joe McEnroe, member Larry Lydon, chairman Lee Edwards and secretary Alan Briggs. Photo: Jesinta Burton.
Community spirit: Dunsborough Men's Shed treasurer Joe McEnroe, member Larry Lydon, chairman Lee Edwards and secretary Alan Briggs. Photo: Jesinta Burton.

The Dunsborough Men's Shed has come together to raise $1,000 for the state's peak cancer research body.

The shed diverted the funds raised from its monthly sausage sizzle levies to the WA Cancer Council, with shed members going out of their way to advertise the event - resulting in double the amount of attendees.

The cause was one close to home for long-time member Larry Lydon, whose wife Isabel has been battling brain cancer.

In 2018, Mrs Lyndon suffered a stroke following an operation to remove the brain tumours, paralysing the right side of her body, and now requires intensive hospice care.

During her recovery, Mr Lyndon stayed at the Crawford Lodge in Nedlands, accommodation offered by the WA Cancer Council within the Charles Gairdner Hospital grounds.

Impressed by the facility, Mr Lyndon set out to support the facility and later enlisted his fellow members at the Dunsborough Men's Shed to help.

Men's Shed secretary Alan Briggs said the donation was a small sum in the vast needs of the Cancer Council, but illustrated the support and regard the Dunsborough Shed had for one of their own and the WA Cancer Council's dedicated workers.