Our member John Bramwell was approached by Darren Hooper a member of Breaker’s Bowling Club that the Unity Bank, of which he is the Regional Manager, had entered a billy cart in the Hunter Soap Box Derby at Muswellbrook on the 23rd June.
He indicated that they required some work on the cart and so John indicated to him that our Men’s Shed was looking to do this sort of community assistance. The Shed’s “expert” billy cart engineers took up the challenge and now the billy cart is ready for the great event on the 23rd June. We wish them all the best of luck.
The Hunter Soap Box Derby idea was born out of a conversation that was had with locals of the Upper Hunter and Hunter region Life Education. They were discussing how they could help build and foster connections between families and community members, drive business to the area, as well as bring a fun yearly major event to a country town. Then someone said “How about a billy cart race?” – and it grew from there.
This event is designed to be a fun and engaging way for family, friends and work colleagues to connect by working on building a billy cart together.
If you want to know more about the Soap Box Derby and fancy a fun day out ——click here——