The lockdown has given many people the chance to have a good clear out. Sheds and garages often contain old, broken or disused tools which are no longer wanted.
Rushcliffe Rotary Club will collect your tools from West Bridgford, Ruddington, Keyworth and surrounding villages, and deliver them to the charity Tools for Self-Reliance (www.tfsr.org).
Their volunteers clean, mend and refurbish tools and pack them into complete start up tool kits which are sent to Africa and, working with local organisations, are distributed to support embryonic small businesses.
Training is provided to support the development of sustainable livelihoods and income diversification for people affected by poverty.
Start-up businesses supported by TFSR include: metalwork, carpentry, bicycle repairs, boat building, clothing and shoe repairs, and many others.
Rushcliffe Rotary Club will be pleased to arrange collection strictly in accordance with current Covid-19 rules. This can be arranged by ringing 07837 395 598 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll be happy to delay collection until lockdown restrictions end if you prefer; just let us know.
Hand or foot-operated sewing machines are especially welcome, but please note that gardening and electrical tools are not suitable for this scheme.
For more information visit our Facebook pages or www.rushclifferotary.org.uk.
Rushcliffe Rotary Club