Fix It Sisters are doing it for themselves - with a little help

Bayside mayor Christina Curry and and Councillor l Liz Barlow visited the Fix It Sisters this week to find out more about the services they offer the community.

The Fix it Sisters Shed, based at the Kyeemagh Community Hub, is a not-for-profit empowering women of all ages with practical and creative skills.

Believed to be Sydney's first Women's Shed, the Fix It Sisters aims to teach women to know their way around a fully-equipped workshop.

The Fixit Sisters Women's Shed is the brainchild of friends and mothers, Linda Prince and Lynn Kristensen.

There's more than 40 Women's Sheds in Australia which can focus on cooking or knitting but not many have a fully equipped workshed to build things.

The Fixit Sisters members are both working and retired women ranging in age from 45 to 75.

They build bird boxes and natural beehives for Bayside Council, and burrows for penguins and white-faced storm petrels for the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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