The Tools for Self Reliance charity collects unwanted tools of all descriptions, refurbishes them, and makes up trade related kits for distrbution in Africa. The recipients receive skill training and help to start up a small profit making business so they can support themselves and their families. The charity’s headquarters are in Southampton and with help from volunteer groups throughout the UK, specific trade kits are prepared based on the requirements of a specific project such as carpentry, auto-mechanics, building or sewing. The volunteer group based in Southwell operates from a workshop in the basement of the Methodist Church.
If anyone would like to become involved, donate tools, or make a financial donation, please contact Brian Dewing on 01636 812049.
Further details at www.tfsr.org.uk.