Talwood Men's Day Out raising funds for charities while looking after men's health

The Talwood Men’s Day Out put on a cracking afternoon for it’s third annual event.

Men traveled from far and wide to enjoy an afternoon of good food, cold beers, and some hilarious entertainment.

While the event is all about men’s health, the committee who put it all together made an effort to avoid discussions of health, instead focusing on the benefits of taking a few hours off work to meet up with a bunch of mates and share a laugh.

The committee also used the day to present Emily Gerhardt, Fairymount, Talwood, with a Honda ATV to help her get around her property. 

Emily suffered a terrible accident in February which saw her lose her left leg, making it nearly impossible for her to be involved in the day-to-day operations on the family property.

The committee bought the ATV with money raised through various fundraisers last year.

Emily said the vehicle would allow her to gain her independence back.

“I will be able to go check the waters, check fences, muster cows, everything that I used to be able to do,” she said.

“What they’ve done for me is incredible.”

Emily said she was extremely grateful to the committee for giving her the gift, and said what they were doing at the Men’s Day Out was extremely important.

“The jobs that they’re doing for the community in bringing the fellas together is amazing,” she said.

“I think it needs to continue.”