Rare Spares Fundraising Activities for Men’s Shed

Depression affects 1 in 8 men at some point in their life and can be attributed to many different factors such as personal health issues, life events/ circumstances and even isolation. The factors that lead to depression also make living an enjoyable and fulfilling life very difficult. The Australian Men’s Shed Association aims to tackle these issues by creating a space where its members can engage and encourage one another through a variety of activities and events, all in the name of improving relationships and quality of life.

With many Shedder’s also being motoring aficionados, building and restoring their own unique rides, Rare Spares wanted to play a role in assisting the association. Sharing many of the same values as the AMSA, Rare Spares are now undertaking fundraising activities and have been doing so for almost 12 months. When purchasing a Rare Spares product online, customers have the opportunity to make a donation. Donations can also be made at Rare Spares’ two company owned stores, Roxburgh Park and Bayswater North. When customers purchase a product in store, they are informed about Men’s Shed and asked if they would like to make a donation. Roxburgh Park store manager, Brad De Pasquale, spoke on the importance of Men's Shed’s work.

“The association is great. It definitely helps the older guys. They get to do hands on activities and spend time with people who have similar interests. The comradery they build with one another is powerful and I think it makes a big difference to their lives.”

Both stores feature posters and flyers promoting Men’s Shed and the important work they do. North Bayswater Store Manager, Dylan Boyes, also mentioned how crucial Men’s Shed is to its members.

“We all have someone in our family or know somebody who could use a helping hand. Men’s Shed’s around the country provide a great environment to enable a conversation and build friendships. It’s an atmosphere where people can bond and support one another and that is really important.”

Rare Spares also show their support through VIP nights, sausage sizzles and even working directly with sheds around Australia, and it’s not just Rare Spares that gives their support, but also Aussie motorsport legend John Bowe.

“It’s nice to be able to help people in any way possible, I commend Rare Spares support of Men’s Sheds and the association will always have my support.”

JB is proud to be involved with organisations that make a difference, be it restoring classic cars or improving the health and wellbeing of the community. After attending the AMSA annual dinner, the racing icon was deeply impressed with the organisation.

“It was a very moving experience, these organisations are incredibly important, and the work they do is vital.”

In 2005 there were over 200 Men’s Sheds nationwide and over 930 members and that number has well and truly grown and continues to grow with more Sheds opening around the country. The AMSA aims to create awareness of mental health issues and improve the wellbeing and quality of life of its members. Rare Spares is excited to support such an important organisation and will continue to do so for a long time to come.

Rare Spares and Men’s Shed Building Men’s Health Together

Rare Spares is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Australian Men’s Shed Association as part of Rare Spares’ commitment to Men’s Health issues. The new partnership will see Rare Spares and Men’s Shed work together on numerous initiatives to further the Men’s Shed cause.

The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is a not-for-profit organisation that formed in 2007 with the idea of using sheds around the country to offer men a comfortable environment to tackle various projects together, form friendships, break down barriers and in turn open up and communicate on issues that are affecting them. 

“Partnering with Rare Spares is a perfect fit for the Men’s Shed initiative considering the number of men that use Rare Spares parts to work on their vehicles in their own sheds at home. We’re happy to have the opportunity to work with Rare Spares and look forward to the positive effects this will bring to men around the country,” said David Helmers, Executive Officer of the AMSA.

“There has been little encouragement for men to take an interest in their own health and well-being. Many men are reluctant to talk about their emotions or problems and that means that they usually don’t ask for help.”

Men who are struggling to cope with no outlet often turn to alcohol, take risks and suffer more from isolation, loneliness and depression. Relationship breakdowns, retrenchment or early retirement from a job, loss of children following divorce, physical or mental illness are just some of the problems that men find hard to deal with on their own. The AMSA provide opportunities to broach these subjects in a familiar environment.

“Rare Spares is proud to announce this partnership with the Australian Men’s Shed Association. The AMSA cause is a noble one and resonates with our team. I’m sure the greater Rare Spares community will also get behind the initiative and make a difference to men’s lives across the country,” said Melissa McVeigh, Marketing Manager/Director at Rare Spares.

“Rare Spares will be launching a dollar donation campaign online and in store at the Roxburgh Park and Bayswater stores to raise funds for the AMSA. Further initiatives are planned starting in early September with the E-bay auction of a V8 Supercar Hot Lap ride with Jason Bright, where the winning bid amount will be donated to the AMSA.”

To find out more about the Australian Men’s Shed Association or to find your nearest Shed call 1300 550 009 or head to http://www.mensshed.org/

To find out more about Rare Spares head to www.rarespares.net.au

 

Rare Spares Bonanza Sale

13. April 2015 11:35 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Rares Spares Bonanza Sale

On Saturday 14th March Rare Spares Bayswater and Rare Spares Roxburgh Park hosted a huge 20% off ‘Bonanza’ all day sale extravaganza.

Both stores received a huge influx of regular and new customers, coming to see what all the fuss was about and scoop up some bargains.

“The response was overwhelming and it’s a great chance for customers to get some real savings. There was a huge amount of stock purchased during the sale” said Dylan Boyes at Rare Spares Bayswater.

“When we have a spare second it’s great to talk to owners, find out about their projects, network and know we are assisting them with their projects.”

Manager of the Roxburgh Park store, Brad DePasquale was equally impressed with their turnout.

“A lot of interest had been created and it was very busy, with many people picking up bargains. We are looking forward to the next one” said DePasquale.

A raffle was also held between the two stores with a Rare Spares $100 voucher, a Touring Car Masters merchandise pack and a Rare Spares merchandise Pack up for grabs.

The winners were:

Rare Spares $100 product voucher - Lance Saccuzzo

Touring Car Masters merchandise pack - Peter Thorp

Rare Spares Merchandise pack - Chris Smith

For your chance to be part of the next Rare Spares ‘Bonanza’ sale event and to get some huge savings, join the Rare Spares Rare owners club at www.rarespares.net.au 

Auto One Rare Spares Super Saturday

18. December 2014 15:06 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Auto One Rare Spares Roxburgh Park held a ‘Super Saturday Sale’ as a Christmas get together that provided customers the opportunity to stock up on gifts and car parts before the break and take in all the activities and special guests in attendance.

Held on 13th December, the all day sale offered 20% off storewide and adding to the bargains on offer, a BBQ and refreshments were offered to feed the masses.

Thanks to a lucky door prize, two winners walked…or should we say rode away, in new mountain bikes.

The Christmas spirit was alive and well with Santa making an appearance despite his busy schedule.  Kids were able to take some selfies with the man himself and also receive lolly bags. If that wasn’t enough, a Jumping Castle certainly provided fun times for the kids in attendance.

Rare Spares royalty in the form of racing legend John Bowe also came down to mingle with the crowds and as always was happy to have a good yarn and share the passion for cars with other enthusiasts.  

To find out about upcoming Rare Spares special events sign up to the Loyalty Club so you don’t miss out on great savings and exciting events in 2015.

https://www.rarespares.net.au/loyalty/ 

Super Saturday at Rare Spares/Auto One

16. December 2013 16:34 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

 On Saturday the 7th of December, Rare Spares/Auto One Roxburgh Park held a ‘Super Saturday’ event in store.

Everything in store was 20% off for the day, with a sausage sizzle and refreshments to keep shoppers going. The real attraction however, was a friendly visit from Santa Clause and his helpers at 11:00am. Kids were able to have their photos taken with Santa and play on the jumping castle that was set up.

It was a successful trading day, with many people coming out to avoid the last minute Christmas rush and fun was had by all.